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Authorised form of nameRoscoe; Sir; Henry Enfield (1833 - 1915)
SurnameRoscoe
ForenamesHenry Enfield
Dates1833 - 1915
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (07 January 1833)
Death:
Wood cote, his summer home near Leatherhead, Surrey (18 December 1915)
ActivityResearch Field:
Chemistry
Education:
University College, London. BA (1852). Heidelberg (pupil of Bunsen) PhD
Career:
Assistant to Alexander William Williamson (FRS 1855) at University College, London; returned to England (1857); Assistant to Edward Frankland (FRS 1853) at Owen's College, Manchester; Professor of Chemistry, Owens College (1857-1885); MP for South Manchester (1885); Chairman, Lister Institute; Privy Councillor (1909)
Honours:
Kt 1884
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1863
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1873
Lectures:
Bakerian 1865 and 1868
Council:
VP 1881-1882, 1888-1890
RelationshipsSon of Henry Roscoe, Barrister, and his wife Maria, daughter of Thomas Fletcher, Liverpool merchant; married (1863) Lucy, daughter of Edmund Potter (FRS 1856) (she died 1910)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1916-1917 vol 93 pp i-xxi, plate, signed by T E T
References:
Donald Cardwell and Joan Mottram, 'Fresh Light on John Dalton' in NR 1984-85 vol 39 pp 29-40
W P Griffith and P J T Morris, 'Charles Hatchett FRS (1765 - 1847), chemist and discoverer of niobium' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 299 - 316
Notes:
Charles Babbage has signed the election certificate twice
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/46806753
Royal Society codeNA8277
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/377/1/116Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe, Owen's College, Manchester, to [Wiliam Fletcher] Barrett10 October 1872
MM/17/2Letter from George Gabriel Stokes to HE Roscoe17 October 1892
MS/377/1/114Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe, Owen's College, Manchester, to [William Fletcher] Barrett27 October 1871
MM/17/1Letter from George Gabriel Stokes to HE Roscoe17 October 1892
MS/373/1/59Letter from Harriet Enfield, 4 Windmill Hill, Hampstead, to Thomas Edward Thorpe3 March 1916
MM/21/65Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe to Thomas Spring-Rice, Lord Monteagle4 November 1898
MS/373/1/3Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe, Owens College, Manchester, to Thomas Edward Thorpe21 April 1869
MS/373/1/101Testimonial by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Owen's College, Manchester, supporting Thomas Edward Thorpe9 April 1874
MS/377/1/115Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe, Owen's College, Manchester, to William Fletcher Barrett16 October 1867
MS/377/1/118Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe to [William Fletcher] Barrett27 October 1878
AP/49/7Observations on the Chemical Intestity of Total Daylight made at Kew Observatory.1867
AP/60/8The Atomic Weights & Certain Physical Properties (Melting Point, Boiling Point and Heat of Formation) of Elements & Compounds1877
AP/75/13A Study of the Interaction of Mercury and Nitric Acid1903
MS/743/1/107Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe, Manchester, to [John Hall] Gladstone4 December 1883
NLB/5/997Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Autotype Company3 November 1891
MS/743/1/152Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe, 10 Bramhan Gardens, Wetherby Road, to John Hall Gladstone 21 March 1895
IM/Maull/003878Roscoe, Sir Henry Enfield16 February 1894
AP/63/8Varitiatons in the Electromotive Force between Metals at high temperatures in fixed Metals1883
NLB/13/635Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to R O Wynne Roberts, Borough Surveyor's Office, Oswestry22 October 1896
NLB/2/917Copy letter from [Michael Foster], to [John James Hornby] the Provost of Eton, The Lodge, Eton College22 December 1888
NLB/2/951Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, MP, Fellow of the Royal Society9 January 1889
NLB/4/229Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe19 March 1890
NLB/2/918Copy letter from [Michael Foster], to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, MP, Fellow of the Royal Society22 December 1888
NLB/4/414Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society23 May 1890
NLB/4/538Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society3 July 1890
NLB/4/723Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe6 October 1890
NLB/4/632Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Professor William Edward Ayrton, Charles Baron Clarke, William Henry Mahoney Christie, Dr Hugo Muller, Dr Armstrong, and Professor Joseph John Thomson.25 July 1890
NLB/3/367Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Roscoe22 May 1889
NLB/3/363Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to [John William Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, [Royal Society]20 May 1889
NLB/4/1190Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe10 February 1891
NLB/6/114Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe4 March 1892
NLB/6/121Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society5 March 1892
NLB/5/656Copy letter from A H White, to the Autotype Company13 August 1891
NLB/5/328Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]15 May 1891
NLB/7/192Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Joseph Lister, Fellow of the Royal Society19 December 1892
NLB/5/618Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to The Autotype Company, Ealing Dene25 July 1891
NLB/7/182Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society16 December 1892
NLB/5/344Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Harry Marshall Ward, Fellow of the Royal Society21 May 1891
NLB/5/536Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Harry Marshall Ward, Fellow of the Royal Society8 July 1891
NLB/5/610Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to the Autotype Company, Ealing Dene, W.23 July 1891
NLB/7/181Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Joseph Lister, Fellow of the Royal Society16 December 1892
NLB/5/598Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]20 July 1891
NLB/5/617Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society] 25 July 1891
NLB/7/191Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society19 December 1892
NLB/7/194Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Monsieur le Professeur [Jacques-Joseph] Grancher, au Secretariat Institut de France19 December 1892
NLB/7/183Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Archibald Geikie, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society16 December 1892
NLB/7/178Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society14 December 1892
NLB/5/789Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society13 October 1891
NLB/5/779Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to the Autotype Company Works, Ealing Dene, W.10 October 1891
NLB/5/1240Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society2 February 1892
NLB/10/388Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society16 November 1894
NLB/8/615Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society 24 November 1893
NLB/8/606Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society24 November 1893
NLB/10/489Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Harrison & Sons5 December 1894
NLB/11/428Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society26 June 1895
NLB/9/739Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, [Fellow of the Royal Society]9 July 1894
NLB/9/61Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society20 March 1894
NLB/11/321Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt] 1 June 1895
NLB/12/125Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1895
NLB/20/105Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, [Fellow of the Royal Society]31 January 1900
NLB/9/566Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society7 June 1894
NLB/13/330Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society[25] July 1896
MS/743/1/51Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe, Owen's College, Manchester, to John Hall Gladstone10 May 1861
RR/16/9Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'The combination of Hydrogen and Chlorine under the influence of light' by Mr P V Bevan30 April 1903
NLB/15/681Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society16 November 1897
NLB/20/214Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society26 February 1900
NLB/20/458Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer and Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society27 April 1900
NLB/20/707Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society21 June 1900
NLB/27/214Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society20 July 1903
RR/4/30Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'Photo-chemical researches - Part IV' by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Henry Enfield Roscoe24 October 1859
NLB/26/576Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society23 April 1903
NLB/29/51Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society, 28 June 1904
NLB/27/702Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society17 November 1903
NLB/28/120Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Henry Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society13 January 1904
NLB/31/901Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society5 December 1905
NLB/31/914Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society, 10 Bramham Gardens, Wetherby Road, S.W. [7 December 1905]
NLB/35/153Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Mrs OW Marshall26 April 1907
NLB/35/155Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Sir Henry Roscoe, [Fellow of the Royal Society]26 April 1907
NLB/34/203Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1906
NLB/38/447Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society, Logan's Low Wood Hotel, Windermere7 August 1908
NLB/39/532Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Henry S Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society2 February 1909
NLB/41/291Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society16 November 1909
NLB/40/259Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir Henry Roscoe FRS, Woodcote Lodge, West Horsley, Leatherhead11 May 1909
NLB/46/428Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Henry Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society30 July 1912
NLB/52/652Copy letter from Joseph John Thomson, President of the Royal Society; to Miss Roscoe, Daughter of Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe3 February 1916
NLB/51/187Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to the Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Roscoe FRS6 January 1915
NLB/52/610Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe, FRS27 January 1916
RR/3/36Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'Photochemical researches part III' by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Henry Enfield Roscoe4 July 1857
RR/7/58Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'Researches on vanadium - Part III' by Henry Enfield Roscoe21 May 1870
RR/5/222Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on the Bakerian Lecture 'On a method of meteorological registration of the chemical action of total daylight' by Henry Enfield Roscoe1 March 1865
RR/7/57Referee's report by John Hall Gladstone, on a paper 'Researches on vanadium - Part III' by Henry Enfield Roscoe18 May 1870
RR/6/255Referee's report by John Hall Gladstone, on the Bakerian Lecture 'Researches on vanadium' by Henry Enfield Roscoe16 January 1868
RR/6/257Referee's report by William Odling, on a paper 'Researches on vanadium. —Part II' by Henry Enfield Roscoe14 September 1869
RR/6/256Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'Researches on vanadium. —Part II' by Henry Enfield Roscoe16 July 1869
RR/6/252Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'On the chemical intensity of total daylight at Kew and Pará, 1865,1866, and 1867' by Henry Enfield Roscoe11 July 1867
RR/6/311Referee's report by George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'Photo-chemical researches.—Part V. On the direct measurement of the chemical action of sunlight' by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Henry Enfield Roscoe13 January 1863
RR/7/135Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'On the measurement of the chemical intensity of total daylight made at Catania during the total eclipse of Dec. 22nd, 1870' by Henry Enfield Roscoe and Thomas Edward Thorpe14 August 1871
RR/6/254Letter from George Gabriel Stokes, to William Allen Miller, regarding a paper 'On the chemical intensity of total daylight at Kew and Pará, 1865,1866, and 1867' by Henry Enfield Roscoe1 August 1867
RR/5/36Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'Photo-chemical researches.—Part V. On the direct measurement of the chemical action of sunlight' by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Henry Enfield Roscoe28 December 1862
RR/7/318Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'On the quantitative analysis of certain alloys by means of the spectroscope' by Joseph Norman Lockyer and William Chandler Roberts-Austen2 February 1874
RR/7/358Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'The action of light on selenium' by W G Adams17 June 1875
RR/7/374Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'On the action of heat on the absorption-spectra an chemical constitution of saline solutions' by Walter Noel Hartley13 December 1875
RR/9/11Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'Chemical theory of gunpowder' by Heinrich Debus21 April 1882
RR/7/429Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'The action of light on selenium' by William Grylls Adams and R E Day7 August 1876
RR/9/10Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'Chemical theory of gunpowder' by Heinrich Debus25 March 1882
RR/9/21Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'Report of an examination of the meteorites of Cranbourne, in Australia; of Rowton, in Shropshire; and of Middlesbrough, in Yorkshire' by Walter Flight4 March 1882
RR/8/226Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe and Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'On actinometrical observations, made in India at Mussooree and Dehra in October and November, 1879' by John Baboneau Nickterlien Hennessey8 June 1880
RR/9/129Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'On radiant matter spectroscopy. A new method of spectrum analysis' by William Crookes26 June 1883
RR/10/283Referee's report by Henry Enfield Roscoe, on a paper 'Revision of the atomic weight of gold' by John William Mallet12 March 1889
RR/11/83Letter from John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'Contributions to the chemical bacteriology of sewage' by Henry Enfield Roscoe and Joseph Lunt14 May 1891
RR/11/84Referee's report by Harry Marshall Ward, on a paper 'Contributions to the chemical bacteriology of sewage' by Henry Enfield Roscoe and Joseph Lunt9 July 1891
RR/3/34Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'On the photochemical researches, numbers one and two' by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Henry Enfield Roscoe5 February 1857
RR/3/35Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on two papers 'On the photochemical researches, numbers one and two' by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Henry Enfield Roscoe and on 'On the hyrdrocarbons in boghead oil' by Greville Williams4 May 1857
RR/7/134Referee's report by William Hallowes Miller, on a paper 'On the measurement of the chemical intensity of total daylight made at Catania during the total eclipse of Dec. 22nd, 1870' by Henry Enfield Roscoe and Thomas Edward Thorpe12 July 1871
RR/11/85Letter from Harry Marshall Ward, on a paper 'Contributions to the chemical bacteriology of sewage' by Henry Enfield Roscoe and Joseph Lunt24 July 1891
RR/11/86Referee's report by Edward Emanuel Klein, on a paper 'Contributions to the chemical bacteriology of sewage' by Henry Enfield Roscoe and Joseph Lunt1891
MS/373/1/47Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe, 10 Braham Gardens, Wetherby Road, to [Thomas Edward] Thorpe13 December 1902
MS/373/1/2Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe, Manchester, to Thomas Edward Thorpe, Para, [Brazil] 12 May 1866
MS/427/32Copy letter from Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Henry Enfield] Roscoe19 April 1880
EC/1863/12Roscoe, Sir Henry Enfield: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/377/1/117Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe, Camfield Place, Hatfield, Herts, to [William Fletcher] Barrett15 November 1872
NLB/4/1089Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society16 January 1891
NLB/3/491Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir George Gabriel Stokes, President of the Royal Society24 June 1889
NLB/3/889Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society4 November 1889
NLB/5/239Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Henry Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society18 April 1891
NLB/7/198Copy letter from Lord Kelvin [William Thomson], to Professor Louis Pastuer, Member of the Institute of France19 December 1892
NLB/9/584Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society9 June 1894
NLB/30/720Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe, Fellow of the Royal Society11 May 1905
RR/6/251Referee's report by William Allen Miller, on a paper 'On the chemical intensity of total daylight at Kew and Pará, 1865,1866, and 1867' by Henry Enfield Roscoe10 July 1867
RR/6/253Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On the chemical intensity of total daylight at Kew and Pará, 1865,1866, and 1867' by Henry Enfield Roscoe12 August 1867
NLB/51/125Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to the Right Honourable Sir Henry Roscoe FRS15 December 1914
NLB/3/501Copy letter from George Gabriel Stokes, to Sir Henry Isaacs, the Right Honorable Lord Mayor, Mansion House, E.C.26 June 1889
RR/6/304Letter from Henry Enfield Roscoe, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On the chemical intensity of total daylight at Kew and Pará, 1865,1866, and 1867' by Henry Enfield Roscoe17 August 1867
RR/7/60Referee's report by Edward Frankland, on a paper 'On the relation between the sun's altitude and the chemical intensity of total daylight in a cloudless sky' by Henry Enfield Roscoe and Thomas Edward Thorpe11 July 1870
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