Authorised form of nameBrownrigg; William (1711 - 1800)
Other forms of surnameBrowrigg
Dates1711 - 1800
Place of birthHigh Close Hall, Cumberland, England
Date of birth24 March 1711
Place of deathOrmathwaite, Cumberland
Date of death06 January 1800
Research fieldChemistry
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election20/05/1742
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1766
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
J V Beckett, 'Dr William Brownrigg, FRS: Physician, Chemist and Country Gentleman' in NR 1976-7 vol 31 pp 255-271
Royal Society codeNA8152
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/1/82Paper, 'Of damps Part V. Of mineral damp in relation to common air' by William Brownrigg[1742]
L&P/2/107Letter, 'Further experiments of the platina' from William Brownrigg to William Watson13 February 1750
L&P/1/79Paper, 'Of damps, parts I and II. Some observations of the several damps in the Coal Mines near Whitehaven' by William Brownrigg[1741]
L&P/1/80Paper, 'Of damps Part III. Of subterranean exhalations and epidemical disorders' by William Brownrigg[1741]
L&P/4/271/1Letter 'Of the mineral elastic spirit or air contained in spa water' from William Brownrigg to the Royal Society18 May 1765
L&P/3/116Paper, 'Thoughts on Dr Hale's new method of distillation' by William Brownrigg1756
L&P/2/470Paper, 'Observations of certain regularly-figured bodies formed by congelation' by William Brownrigg1754
L&P/2/554Letter, 'Of de Mairan's book' from William Brownrigg to William Watson3 January 1755
L&P/3/122/1Letter, 'Of distillation' from William Brownrigg to Stephen Hales3 December 1755
L&P/6/49Letter, 'Further inquiry as to the mineral elastic spirit in Pouhon water' from William Brownrigg to John Pringle1774
L&P/6/60Letters, 'Of oil on waves' from William Brownrigg and Benjamin Franklin to each other27 January 1773
L&P/6/66Letter, 'Of specimens of native salts' from William Brownrigg to John Pringle1774
L&P/3/122Paper, 'Of distillation' from William Brownrigg 3 December 1755
L&P/6/52Letter, 'Of stilling the waves with oil' from Benjamin Franklin to William Brownrigg7 November 1773
L&P/4/271Paper, 'Of the mineral elastic spirit or air contained in spa water' by William Brownrigg18 May 1765
EC/1742/09Brownrigg, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society20 May 1742
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