Authorised form of nameWatt; James (1769 - 1848)
Dates1769 - 1848
Date of birth05 February 1769
Place of deathAston Hall, Warwickshire
Date of death02 June 1848
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/12/1820
RelationshipsSon of James Watt (FRS 1785)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Sir Kenneth Hutchison, 'The Royal Society and the Foundation of the British Gas Industry' in NR 1984-85 vol 39 pp 245-270
Trevor H Levere, 'Dr Thomas Beddoes and the Establishment of His Pneumatic Institution: A Tale of Three Presidents' in NR 1977-8 vol 32 pp 41-49
Jane Insley 'James Watt's cookbook chemistry' NR 2011 vol 65 pp 301-308
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7243
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1820/10Watt, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/426/122Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [William John] Blake, Esq.19 February 1845
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
MC/3/319Letter from James Watt, Aston Hall, to the Marquis of Northampton, [President of the Royal Society]9 December 1843
AP/83/14Supporting data, regarding 'An unpublished chemical essay of James Watt' by David F Larder[1970]
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