Armstrong Papers

Scope and Content

Correspondence, article and reviews relating to the works of August Kekul.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born Lewisham, London, 1848; educated at the Royal College of Chemistry, 1865-1867, University of Leipzig, 1867-1870; lecturer, St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1870; Professor of Chemistry, London Institution, 1870; elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 1876; Professor of Chemistry at the Cowper Street Schools (later Finsbury Technical College), 1879; Professor of Chemistry, Central Technical College (later the City and Guilds College), 1884-1913; President of the Chemical Society, 1893-1895; Davy medal of the Royal Society, 1911; Professor Emeritus, Imperial College, 1913; died, 1937. Publications include: 'Essays on the Art and Principles of Chemistry, including the first Messel Memorial Lecture' (Ernest Benn, London, 1927); 'Introduction to the Study of Organic Chemistry Second edition (Longmans & Co, London, 1874); 'The Teaching of Scientific Method, and other papers on education' Second edition (Macmillan & Co, London, 1903).

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Acquisition Information

Originally inserted in the copy of Kekul's 'Lehrbuch de Organischen Chemie', 1861-1866, at University College London.

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