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Authorised form of nameGrove; Sir; William Robert (1811 - 1896)
SurnameGrove
ForenamesWilliam Robert
Dates1811 - 1896
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales (11 July 1811)
Death:
His residence, 115 Harley Street, London (01 or 02 August 1896)
ActivityProfession:
Barrister
Research Field:
Electrochemistry, physics
Education:
MA (Oxford)
Career:
Inventor of the fuel cell
Honours:
Kt 1872
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
26/11/1840
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1847
Lectures:
Bakerian 1847
Council:
VP 1848-1849; 1856-1858; 1861-1862; 1878-1879
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
H G L, 'A Fragment of History' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 28-31
Vanity Fair 08 October 1887
Notes:
DNB, DSB and Boase give death date as 01 August 1896, but Royal Society sources (TR and YB) give 02 August 1896.
Woking has a statue of Grove (the only one in Britain).
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/37697176
Royal Society codeNA7589
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/13/370Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons5 July [August] 1896
AP/25/8On some Electro-nitrogurats1841
AP/32/11On the direct production of Heat by Magnetism23 May 1849
IM/Maull/001806Grove, Sir William Robertnd
MDA/A/4/185Letter from Juliet Grove-Hills, Grayswood Copse, Haslemere, Surrey, to Sir Henry Dale30 November [1942]
P/0147Deputation to Michael Faradayc1857
IM/Maull/001805Grove, Sir William Robertnd
NLB/10/1031Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William Sharp, Fellow of the Royal Society, Horton House, Rugby27 March 1895
RR/2/83Referee's report by Michael Faraday, on a paper 'On the electro-chemical polarity of gases' by William Robert Grove10 April 1852
RR/3/103Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on a paper 'Experimental researches in electricity - thirtieth series' by Michael Faraday11 December 1856
RR/3/199Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on a paper 'Electro-physiological researches. Physical and chemical phenomena of muscular contraction.— Tenth series. Part I' by Carlo Matteucci3 November 1856
RR/2/251Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on a paper 'On the vibrations and tones produced by the contact of bodies having different temperatures' by John Tyndall15 February 1854
RR/4/178Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on a paper 'On the specific gravity of alloys' by Augustus Matthiessen5 May 1860
RR/4/171Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on a paper 'Electro-physiological researches - Eleventh series. On the secondary electromotor power of nerves, and its application to the explanation of certain electrophysiological phenomena' by Carlo Matteucci26 June 1860
RR/4/177Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on a paper 'On the electric conducting power of alloys' by Augutsus Matthiessen12 April 1860
RR/1/109Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on an unnamed paper by Robert Hunt[c. 1840]
MS/928/2/80Letter from William Robert Grove, 115 Harley Street, to Charles Vernon Boys 26 June 1894
RR/1bis/24Referee's report by Michael Faraday, on a paper 'Experiments on the gas voltaic battery, with a view of ascertaining the rationale of its action, and on its application to eudiometry' by William Robert Grove29 May 1843
RR/4/107Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on a paper 'On the stratifications in electrical discharges, as observed in torricellian and other vacua - second communication' by John Peter Gassiot14 April 1859
RR/4/105Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on a paper 'On the stratifications in electrical discharges, as observed in torricellian and other vacua - second communication' by John Peter Gassiot7 February 1859
MS/426/494Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to the Earl of Aberdeen [George Hamilton-Gordon][30 November 1853]
MS/426/252Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton] President of the Royal Society29 January1847
EC/1840/32Grove, Sir William Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/2/74Referee's report by William Robert Grove, on a paper 'Researches into the identity of the existences or forces, light, heat, electricity and magnetism' by John GoodmanOctober 1851
MS/426/530Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to James Wilson Esq28 October 1854
IM/001804Grove, Sir William Robertnd
P/0056Portrait of Grove, Sir William Robert1872
IM/001357Deputation to Michael Faradaynd
IM/001807Grove, Sir William Robertnd
RR/1/82Referee's report by Thomas Graham, on a paper 'On some electro-nitrogurets' by William Robert Grove7 March 1841
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