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Authorised form of namePerkin; William Henry (1860 - 1929)
Dates1860 - 1929
NationalityBritish
Place of birthSudbury, Middlesex, England
Date of birth17 June 1860
Place of deathOxford, Oxfordshire
Date of death17/09/1929
Research fieldOrganic chemistry
ActivityEducation:
City of London School (1870-1877). PhD, LLD, DSc
Career:
Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford; Waynflete Professor of Chemistry, Oxford University; studied strychnine and brucine
Memberships:
FIC; FCS
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/06/1890
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1893-1894
Medals and prizes:
Davy Medal 1904; Royal Medal 1925
RelationshipsSon of Sir William Henry Perkin (FRS 1866); brother of Arthur George Perkin (FRS 1903); brother-in-law of Frederic Stanley Kipping (FRS 1897) and of Arthur Lapworth (FRS 1910); they married three sisters
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1931 vol 130 pp i-xii, plate, signed by J F T
References:
Brebis Bleaney, 'The Physical Sciences in Oxford, 1918-1939 and Earlier' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 247-261
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/5047234
Royal Society codeNA8087
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1890/10Perkin, William Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/373/1/94Testimonial by William Henry Perkin, Sudbury, Harrow, supporting Thomas Edward Thorpe 23 July 1870
MS/743/1/109Letter from William Henry Perkin, The Chestnuts, Sudbury, Harrow1 March 1886
IM/Maull/003517Perkin, William Henrynd
NLB/7/402Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons7 February 1893
NLB/10/840Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Boyd Dawkins, Fellow of the Royal Society16 February 1895
NLB/23/2/549Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor William Henry Perkin, Jnr, Fellow of the Royal Society3 November 1904
NLB/30/223Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor William Henry Perkin, Fellow of the Royal Society15 February 1905
MS/3/7'General Organic Chemistry. Prof[essor] Perkin. 1923-24' notebook of Arthur Mourant1923-1924
NLB/32/80Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William Henry Perkin, Fellow of the Royal Society21 December 1905
NLB/37/729Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr W [William] H [Henry] Perkin, Fellow of the Royal Society6 May 1908
NLB/38/695Copy letter from Joseph Larmor and Archibald Geikie, to Professor William Henry Perkin, Fellow of the Royal Society22 October 1908
NLB/39/691Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor W [William] H [Henry] Perkin, Fellow of the Royal Society24 February 1909
NLB/38/688Copy letter from Joseph Larmor and Archibald Geikie, to Sir Arthur William Rucker, Fellow of the Royal Society22 October 1908
NLB/45/539Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor W [William] H [Henry] Perkin FRS23 March 1912
NLB/51/600Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor William Henry Perkin FRS4 May 1915
NLB/56/150Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [William Henry] Perkin, FRS3 December 1918
NLB/54/851Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [William Henry] Perkin, FRS19 October 1917
NLB/58/672Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [William Henry] Perkin, FRS3 June 1920
NLB/58/670Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [William Henry] Perkin, FRS3 June 1920
RR/18/16Referee's report by William Henry Perkin, on a paper 'The relative atomic weights of nitrogen and sulphur' by F P Burt and F L Usher8 June 1910
NLB/55/655Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Martin Onslow] Forster, FRS11 July 1918
NLB/63/654Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [William Henry] Perkin, FRS24 November 1922
NLB/68/529Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Jocelyn Field] Thorpe, FRS; Dundarrach, Lossiemouth, Morayshire28 July 1925
NLB/68/840Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [William Henry] Perkin, FRS10 November 1925
NLB/72/667Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Jocelyn Field] Thorpe, FRS21 February 1930
NLB/72/676Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Jocelyn Field] Thorpe, CBE, FRS25 February 1930
NLB/68/812Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Deputy Master of the Royal Mint5 November 1925
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