Authorised form of nameDavy; Edmund (1785 - 1857); chemist
Dates1785 - 1857
Place of birthPenzance, Cornwall, England
Date of birth1785
Place of deathKimmage Lodge, County Dublin, Ireland
Date of death05 November 1857
Research fieldChemistry
Went to London (1804); Laboratory Operator and Assistant, Royal Institution, through the influence of Humphry Davy; had control of the laboratory (1804-1813); Professor, Royal Cork Institution (1813); Professor of Chemistry, Royal Dublin Society (1826); wrote on agricultural chemistry, electro-chemistry and metallurgy
Membership categoryFellow
RelationshipsSon of William Davy; cousin of Sir Humphry Davy (FRS 1803), and of John Davy (FRS 1814)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Citation: first 'being' deliberately obscured & '[...] ... being' inserted; small sections of certificate missing
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Royal Society codeNA7507
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1825/17Davy, Edmund: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/2/56Referee's report by John Percy, on a paper 'On the application of Potash as a test for Manganese' by Edmund Davy27 April 1854
RR/1/49Referee's report by Michael Faraday, on a paper 'On a new combination of chlorine and nitrous gas' by Edmund Davy15 April 1851
MS/426/248Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to E [Edmund] Davy, Esq4 January 1847
MS/426/239Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to E [Edmund] Davy Esq, Dublin [Ireland]18 December 1846
PT/14/8Paper, 'On some combinations of platinum' by Edmund Davy1 September 1819
PT/11/9Paper, 'On a new fulminating platinum' by Edmund Davy20 December 1816
MC/1/302Letter from Edmund Davy, Royal Dublin Society, to John George Children, Secretary of the Royal Society12 April 1831
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
AP/15/3Unpublished paper, 'On a new combination of chlorine and nitrous gas' by Edmund Davy[1831]
AP/14/5Unpublished paper, 'On a new fulminate of silver, and its application as a test for chlorine, etc.' by Edmund Davy[1830]
AP/34/6Unpublished paper, 'On some new and simple methods of detecting manganese in natural and artificial compounds and of obtaining its combinations for economical or other uses' by Edmund Davy1853
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