Abel, Frederick Augustus, Sir, 1826-1902

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One of the original students at the Royal College of Chemistry and became assistant to A. H. Hofmann (F. R. S. 1851); demonstrator of Chemistry at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London 1851, and lecturer on Chemistry at Royal Military Academy at Woolwich 1852; ordnance chemist at Woolwich, 1854, and chemist to War Department there, 1856; chief official authority on explosives and with James Dewar invented cordite 1889; Fellow of the Royal Society 1860; Royal Medal, 1877; president of Chemical Society, 1875-1877; president of Institute of Chemistry, 1881-1882; president of Iron and Steel Institute 1891; Bessemer medallist; Telford medallist; C. B. 1877; Knighted 1883; K. C. B. 1891. Baronet 1893. G. C. V. O. 1901.

From the description of Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1863-1892. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83300157

1851-1855 Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Military Academy; 1854-1888 Chemist War Department; 1888-1891 President, Special Committee on Explosives.

Epithet: chemist

Title: 1st Baronet

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creatorOf Abel, Frederick Augustus, Sir, 1826-1902. Letter, 1894. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Vol. I (ff. 168). Abel -Bentley.includes:f. 1 Sir Frederick Augustus Abel, Baronet; FRS: Letter to T. H. S. Escott from Sir Frederick Augustus Abel: 1883.f. 3 Francis Adams, solicitor, of Birmingham: Letter to T. H. S. Escott from Francis Adams:... British Library
creatorOf [Sir Frederick Augustus Abel biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Sir James Paget correspondence, 1784-1932, 1784-1932 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Abel, Frederick Augustus, Sir, 1826-1902. Letter. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Abel, Frederick Augustus, Sir, 1826-1902. Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1863-1892. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Vol. XXIV (ff. 141). 1895.includes:f. 1 Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava; formerly Blackwood: Letters to Lord Avebury: 1889-1901.f. 2 James Cocker, mill manager; of Oldham: Letter to Sir J. Lubbock: 189..., 1895 British Library
creatorOf Vol. XXIX (ff. 239). Jan. 1900.includes:f. 1 Sir Frederick Augustus Abel, Baronet; FRS: Letters to Lord Avebury: 1889-1900.f. 2 Henry Torrens Anstruther, MP: Letters to Lord Avebury: 1892, 1900.f. 3 Francis Jeffrey Bell, naturalist: Letters to ... British Library
creatorOf 82180. Vol. i. 1852-1869.includes:f. 1 George Frederick Ansell, chemist: Gershom H. Winkles, of the Royal College of Chemistry: Alfred T. Gomme, of the Royal College of Chemistry: Circular letter rel. to a testimonial for C. L. Bloxam from George ..., 1852-1869 British Library
referencedIn Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899. Correspondence, 1784-1932. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Vol. ii. 1870-1887, n.d.includes:f. 1 William Longman, publisher: Letter to C. L. Bloxam: 1870.f. 3 Alfred Barry, Bishop of Sydney; Primate of Australia: Letter to C. L. Bloxam: 1870.ff. 5-8, 14-15, 28 J. W. Cunningham, Secretary, King's Colle..., 1870-1887 British Library
creatorOf Vol. XV (ff. 145). Jan.-June 1889.includes:f. 1 Alphonse Milne-Edwards, French naturalist: Letters to Sir J. Lubbock: 1885-1898: Fr.f. 2 Aretas Akers-Douglas, 1st Viscount Chilston: Correspondence with Lord Avebury: 1889-1903.f. 3 John Gellibra... British Library
referencedIn Papers of Sir George Birdwood, medical scientist, botanist, promoter of Arts and Crafts movement, and Indologist, 1876-1902 British Library
creatorOf Bloxam Papers. Vol. v. Papers of Charles Loudon Bloxam at King’s College School and the Royal College of Chemistry, London; 1842-1853, n.d.1. ff. 1-15. Letters of nomination to King’s College School, London for W. Bloxam, the younger, and C. L. Blo..., 1842-1853 British Library
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Bombay, India
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Explosives (Technology)


Birth 1826-07-17

Death 1902-09-06




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