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Authorised form of nameBrodie; Sir; Benjamin Collins (1817 - 1880)
SurnameBrodie
ForenamesBenjamin Collins
Dates1817 - 1880
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Sackville Street, Piccadilly, London, England (05 February 1817)
Death:
Torquay (24 November 1880)
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry
Education:
Harrow School; Balliol College, Oxford. BA (1838)
Career:
Took up chemistry; Waynflete Professor of Chemistry, Oxford (1865)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1849
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1850
RelationshipsSon of Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie (FRS 1810) and his wife Anne, daughter of Mr Sergeant Sellon, lawyer; married (11 April 1848) Philothea Margaret, daughter of John Vincent Thompson, Sergeant-at-law (died 1882); succeeded to his father's title (1862)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
William R Le Fanu, 'Sir Benjamin Brodie, FRS (1783-1862)' in NR 1964 vol 19 pp 42-52, plate
N G Coley, 'The Animal Chemistry Club; Assistant Society to the Royal Society' in NR 1967 vol 22 pp 173-185
V Gold, 'Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Appointment of J F Daniell, FRS, as Professor of Chemistry at King's College London' in NR 1973-4 vol 28 pp 25-29
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/27865135
Royal Society codeNA8148
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1849/05Brodie, Sir Benjamin Collins: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/36/5Note on the Melting Point and Transformation of Sulphur1854
MS/769/20Letter from Benjamin Collins Brodie, Augusta House, Worthing, to Walter White11 December 1862
MS/743/1/26Testimonial by Benjamin Collins Brodie on behalf of John Hall Gladstone19 July 1857
CMB/42/2/3Minutes, meeting of the Royal Medal Committee in Physiology6 April 1833
CMB/42/2/6Minutes, meeting of the Royal Medal Committee in Physiology6 May 1933
IM/Maull/000579Brodie, Sir Benjamin Collinsnd
RR/3/14Referee's report by Benjamin Collings Brodie, on a paper 'On the formation and some of the properties of cyanide' by Reverend John Barlow25 July 1855
RR/2/34Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'On the condition of certain elements at the moment of chemical change' by Benjamin Collins Brodie27 July 1850
RR/2/38Letter from Benjamin Collins Brodie, on a paper 'Further experiments on light' by Henry Lord Brougham to The Royal Society23 November 1853
RR/4/117Referee's report by Benjamin Collins Brodie, on a paper 'On liquid transpiration in relation to chemical composition' by Thomas Graham15 September 1861
RR/2/176Referee's report by Benjamin Collins Brodie, on a paper 'On some of the products of the decomposition of nitrotoluylic acid' by Henry Minchin Noad1 March 1854
RR/4/23Referee's report by Thomas Graham, on a paper 'On the atomic weight of graphite' by Benjamin Collins Brodie30 May 1859
RR/4/63Referee's report by Benjamin Collins Brodie, on a paper 'On the oxidation of glycol, and on some salts of glyoxylic acid' by Heinrich Debus5 May 1859
RR/4/103Referee's report by Benjamin Collins Brodie, on a paper 'Researches on organo-metallic bodies - Fourth memoir' by Edward Frankland12 April 1859
RR/5/33Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'On the peroxides of the radicals of the organic acids' by Benjamin Collins Brodie10 July 1863
RR/2/76Referee's report by Benjamin Collins Brodie, on a paper [attributed] 'Supplementary observations on the diffusion of liquids' by Thomas Graham17 June [no year given]
RR/5/34Referee's report by John Stenhouse, on a paper 'On the peroxides of the radicals of the organic acids' by Benjamin Collins Brodie13 July 1863
RR/5/35Referee's report by George Bowdler Buckton, on a paper 'On the oxidation and disoxidation effected by the alkaline peroxides' by Benjamin Collins Brodie18 October 1862
RR/6/30Referee's report by William Odling, on a paper 'The calculus of chemical operations being a method for the investigation, by means of symbols, of the laws of the distribution of weight in chemical change. — Part I. On the construction of chemical symbols' by Benjamin Collins Brodie23 October 1866
RR/7/155Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'An experimental inquiry on the action of electricity on gases. - I. On the action of electricity on oxygen' by Benjamin Collins Brodie6 July 1872
RR/7/289Referee's report by William Odling, on a paper 'On the action of electricity on gases. Part II - On the electric decomposition of carbonic-acid gas' by Benjamin Collins Brodie5 January 1874
RR/7/290Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'On the action of electricity on gases. Part II - On the electric decomposition of carbonic-acid gas' by Benjamin Collins Brodie13 February 1874
RR/2/119Referee's report by Benjamin Collins Brodie, on a paper 'On the dissolution of urinary calculi in dilute saline fluids, at the temperature of the body, by the aid of electricity' by Henry Bence Jones3 February 1853
RR/4/29Referee reports by Alexander William Williamson, on three papers 'On the isolation of the organo-metals, mercuric, stannic, and plumbic ethyls; and observations on some of their derivatives - Second memoir' by George Bowdler Buckton; 'Researches on organo-metallic bodies - Fourth memoir' by Edward Frankland; 'On the atomic weight of graphite' by Benjamin Collins Brodie12 July 1859
RR/7/156Referee's report by William Odling, on a paper 'An experimental inquiry on the action of electricity on gases. - I. On the action of electricity on oxygen' by Benjamin Collins Brodie10 October 1872
MS/426/434Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to W Wyon Esq19 November 1850
MS/426/431Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to on C B [Charles Beaumont] Phipps15 November 1850
IM/000582Brodie, Sir Benjamin Collinsnd
RR/5/73Referee's report by Alexander William Williamson, on two papers, 'On the oxidation and disoxidation effected by the alkaline peroxides' by Benjamin Collins Brodie and 'On the law of expansion of superheated steam' by William Fairbairn22 October 1862
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