Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928

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Theodore W. Richards graduated from Harvard in 1886.

From the description of Chemistry notebooks and bluebook, 1885-1886. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77073083

From the description of First forensic and forensic thesis, 1885-1886. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77073084

Harvard professor and Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry.

From the description of Letter to Sally Fairchild, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 51208330

Richards graduated from Harvard in 1886 and taught chemistry at Harvard.

From the description of Papers of Theodore William Richards, 1877-1928 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76972856

Theodore Williams Richards graduated from Harvard in 1885.

From the description of The papacy of the Middle Ages : a junior oration / by Theo. W. Richards. 1885. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77073027

Richards was the first chemist in the United States to be awarded the Nobel Prize (1914). He studied chemistry at Harvard University, where he was appointed a lecturer in chemistry in 1889. In 1895 Harvard sent Richards to Germany to strengthen his credentials in the area of physical chemistry. In Leipzig, he attended lectures by Ostwald Wilhelm and Max Julius Louis Leblanc, notes for which are contained in this notebook. In Göttingen he studied with Walther Nernst. It has been suggested the work Richards did in Germany had a great influence on the theory of the compressible atom he eventually formulated.

From the description of Theodore William Richards lecture notebook, 1895. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 42751611

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creatorOf Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928. Letter to Sally Fairchild, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928. Theodore William Richards lecture notebook, 1895. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Harvard University. Dept. of Chemistry. Records of the Department of Chemistry, 1894-1973 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928. Address made at dinner of Committee to visit Chemical Laboratories, February 1928. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Papers of George Pierce Baker, ca. 1901. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Smyth, Charles Phelps, b. 1895. The Papers of Charles Phelps Smyth, 1870-1990 (bulk 1909-1990) Chemical Heritage Foundation, Othmer Library of Chemical History
referencedIn Harvard University. Chemical Laboratories. Correspondence files, 1894-1949 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Boylston Chemical Club (Harvard University). Records of the Boylston Chemical Club, 1885-1927. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Harvard University. Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Committee on Diverse Plans for the Requirements of the Degree of A.B. Miscellaneous printed records, ca. 1906. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Forbes, George Shannon. Papers of George Shannon Forbes, 1889-1971 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928. The papacy of the Middle Ages : a junior oration / by Theo. W. Richards. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928. Papers of Theodore William Richards, 1877-1928 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928. First forensic and forensic thesis, 1885-1886. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928. Chemistry notebooks and bluebook, 1885-1886. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Scudder Klyce Papers, 1911-1933 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Portraits of Scientists and Men of Note from the Emil Fischer Papers [graphic], 18--? -19-- Bancroft Library
referencedIn Klyce, Scudder, 1879-1933. Papers of Scudder Klyce, 1911-1933. Library of Congress
creatorOf Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928. Watercolor drawings of Theodore W. Richards / T.W.R. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Remsen, Ira, 1846-1927. Ira Remsen papers, 1868-1938. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman additional papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928. Typed letter signed T.W. Richards to: "My dear Professor Palmer" December 11, 1915. Wellesley College
referencedIn Elizabeth Gaskell Norton and Sara Norton papers, 1867-1948 (inclusive), 1880-1946 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Kasimir Fajans Papers, 1912-1987, 1936-1975 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Physical Colloquium (Harvard University). General information by and about the Physical Colloquium, 1913. Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn African missions records, 1843-1960. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928. Correspondence with Edgar Fahs Smith, 1894-1922. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf [Theodore William Richards, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928. Address to freshmen on the choice of electives. Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Wolcott Gibbs Fund for Chemical Research. Records, 1892-1923. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Fajans, Kasimir, 1887-1975. Kasimir Fajans papers, 1912-1987. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928. Letter, 1926. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. person
associatedWith American Chemical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. person
associatedWith Boylston Chemical Club (Harvard University) corporateBody
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
associatedWith Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978. person
associatedWith Eliot, Charles William, 1834-1926. person
associatedWith Fairchild, Sally, person
associatedWith Fajans, Kasimir, 1887-1975. person
associatedWith Forbes, George Shannon. person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Chemical Laboratories. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Chemical Laboratories. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Dept. of Chemistry corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Dept. of Chemistry. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University. Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Committee on Diverse Plans for the Requirements of the Degree of A.B. corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Klyce, Scudder, 1879-1933. person
associatedWith Le Blanc, Max Julius Louis, 1865- person
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
correspondedWith Norton, Elizabeth Gaskell, 1866- person
associatedWith Ostwald, Wilhelm, 1853-1932. person
associatedWith Palmer, George Herbert, 1842-1933. person
associatedWith Physical Colloquium (Harvard University) corporateBody
associatedWith Remsen, Ira, 1846-1927. person
associatedWith Smyth, Charles Phelps, b. 1895. person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
associatedWith White, W. P. person
associatedWith William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941. person
associatedWith Wolcott Gibbs Fund for Chemical Research. corporateBody
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Chemistry, Physical and theoretical--History--19th century
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Birth 1868-01-31

Death 1928-04-02

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