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Authorised form of nameHenry; William (1774 - 1836); chemist
Dates1774 - 1836
NationalityBritish
Place of birthManchester, Lancashire, England
Date of birth12 December 1774
Place of deathManchester, Lancashire
Date of death02 September 1836
Dates and placesBurial:
Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester, Lancashire
OccupationPhysician
Research fieldChemistry
ActivityEducation:
MD (1807, Edinburgh)
Career:
Communicated to the Royal Chemistry Society on chemical subjects; assisted his father in practice, Manchester; published 'Epitome of chemistry' (later entitled 'The elements of experimental chemistry') (1801); Physician, Manchester Infirmary; gave up medical practice and devoted himself to his father's lucrative chemical business
Memberships:
FGS
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election23/02/1809
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1808
RelationshipsSon of Thomas Henry (FRS 1775); father of William Charles Henry (FRS 1834)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1836 No 27 pp 439-440
References:
R W Jones, 'Dalton's unfortunate choice' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 15-33
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/44519386
Royal Society codeNA6846
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1808/13Henry, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/002041Henry, Williamnd
L&P/11/34Paper, 'Experiments on carbonated hydrogenous gas' by William Henry1797
L&P/11/121Paper, 'Experiments made with a view of decomposing the muriatic acid' by William Henry1800
L&P/12/41/1Paper, 'Appendix to a paper on the absorption of gases by water' by William Henry1802
L&P/12/41Paper, 'Appendix to a paper on the absorption of gases by water' by William Henry1802
PT/4/4Paper, 'An analysis of several varieties of British and foreign salt (muriate of soda) with a view to explain their fitness for different economical purposes' by William Henry[1809]
PT/6/12Paper, 'Additional experiments on the muriatic and oxymuriatic acids' by William Henry6 January 1812
PT/2/18/1Manuscript, ['Description of an apparatus for the analysis of the compound inflammable gases by slow combustion; with experiments on the gas from coal, explaining application'] by William Henry19 May 1808
PT/2/18/2Plate, diagram of combustion analysis apparatus by unknown artist19 May 1808
AP/15/7Unpublished paper, 'A critical and experimental enquiry into the relations subsisting between nerve and muscle' by Wm [William] Charles Henry[1831]
PT/17/5Paper, 'On the action of finely divided platinum on gaseous mixtures, and its application to their analysis' by William Henry6 June 1824
PT/15/13Paper, 'On the aëriform compounds of charcoal and hydrogen, with an account of some additional experiments on the gases from oil and from coal' by William HenryJanuary 1821
PT/2/18Paper, ['Description of an apparatus for the analysis of the compound inflammable gases by slow combustion; with experiments on the gas from coal, explaining application'] by William Henry19 May 1808
AP/1/3Unpublished paper, 'Estimate of the force of explosion of coal gas' by unknown author[early 19th century]
PT/3/27Paper, 'Experiments on ammonia, and an account of a new method of analyzing it, by combustion with oxygen and other gases' in a letter to Humphry Davy from Will [William] Henry[1809]
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