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Dewar, James.
Hon. M.A. 1875.
Adm. at PETERHOUSE, Oct. 6, 1875. [Youngest s. of Thomas Dewar, vintner...by his wife, Ann Eadie, dau. of a shipowner.] B. Sept. 20, 1842, at Kincardine-on-Forth.
School, Dollar Academy.
From Edinburgh University.
Fellow of Peterhouse, 1883.
Jacksonian Professor of Experimental Philosophy, 1875, till his death.
Fullerian Professor of Natural Philosophy, Royal Institute, 1877.
F.R.S., 1877.
F.R.S.E.; F.I.C.; F.C.S. Hon. LL.D., Glasgow, St Andrew's, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Hon. D.Sc. Oxford, Victoria and Dublin.
Foreign Member of National Academy of Science, Washington.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Edinburgh.
Lecturer in Chemistry, Dick Veterinary College.
President of the Chemical Society, 1897.
President of the British Association, 1902.
Director of the Faraday Research Laboratory.
Co-inventor of cordite.
Member of Government explosives Committee.
Knighted, 1904.
Introduced into science and industry the silvered vacuum vessels known as Dewar, or thermos, flasks.
His investigations include the following: hydrogenium, pyridine and chinoline bases; physiological action of light; problems of spectorscopy; liquefaction of gases; the scientific use of liquid oxygen, air, fluorine, hydrogen.
Married, June 7, 1871, Helen Rose, dau. of William Banks, of Edinburgh.
A gold loving-cup was presented to them on the occasion of their golden wedding by the Members of the Royal Institution, 1921. 'He was essentially an artist; well read in English Literature, especially poetry;' devoted to music and played the violin.
Author, Collected Papers on Spectroscopy (with G. D. Liveing), 1915, and numerous papers contributed to the Proceedings of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh, the Royal Institution, the British Association, and the Chemical Society, etc. 'His contributions to Science lay rather in the discovery of new facts than in the elaboration of theory; as an experimenter he was unsurpassed; as daring and imaginative in conception as he was brilliant and sure in execution.' Resided at 21, Albemarle Street, London, W., and 1, Scroope Terrace, Cambridge.
Died Mar. 27, 1923, at the Royal Institution, Albemarle Street, London.
(D.N.B.; T. A. Walker, 547; The Times, Mar. 28, 1923; Who was Who, 1916-28; Scott, MSS.)
James DEWAR
Approx. lifespan: 1842–1923
Hon. MA 1875
Adm Peterhouse 1875:10:06
Youngest s. of Thomas Dewar DEWAR vintner...by his wife, Ann Eadie dau. of a shipowner.]
b. Kincardine-on-Forth, [ Co. Kilkenny ] 1842:09:20
School Sch: Dollar Academy, [ Clackmannanshire ]
Sch: From Edinburgh University From Edinburgh, [ Scotland ]
Fellow of: : Peterhouse 1883
Jacksonian Professor of: Experimental Philosophy 1875, till his death.
Fullerian Professor of: Natural Philosophy Sch: Royal Institute, [ London ] 1877
FRS 1877
F.R.S.E.;
F.I.C.;
F.C.S.
Hon.LLD Glasgow, [ Scotland ] St Andrew's, [ Fife ] Edinburgh, [ Scotland ] and Aberdeen, [ Aberdeenshire ]
Hon. DSc OX Victoria, [XXX] and Dublin, [ Ireland ]
Foreign Member of: Sch: National Academy of Science, Washington State , [ USA ]
Assistant Professor of: Chemistry, Edinburgh, [ Scotland ]
Sch:
Lecturer in: Chemistry, Sch: Dick Veterinary College [XXX]
President of: : Chemical Society 1897
President of: : British Association 1902
Director of: : Faraday Research Laboratory
Co- inventor of cordite.
Member of Government: explosives Committee
Knighted 1904
Introduced into science and industry the silvered vacuum vessels known as Dewar, or thermos, flasks. His investigations include the following: hydrogenium, pyridine and chinoline bases; physiological action of light; problems of spectorscopy; liquefaction of gases; the scientific use of liquid oxygen, air, fluorine, hydrogen.
m. 1871:06:07 Helen Rose BANKS dau. of William BANKS, of Edinburgh, [ Scotland ]
A gold loving-cup was presented to them on the occasion of their golden wedding by the Sch: Members of the Royal Institution Members of the Royal 1921
"He was essentially an artist; well read in English Literature, especially poetry;" devoted to music and played the violin.
Publ.: Collected Papers on Spectroscopy (with G. D. Liveing) 1915, and numerous papers contributed to the Proceedings of the Royal Societies of London and Edinburgh, [ Scotland ], the Royal Institution British Association, and Chemical Society etc. "His contributions to Science lay rather in the discovery of new facts than in the elaboration of theory; as an experimenter he was unsurpassed; as daring and imaginative in conception as he was brilliant and sure in execution."
At 21 Albemarle Street, London , W., and 1 Scroope Terrace, CB, [ Cambridgeshire ]
d. 1923:03:27 at the Sch: Royal Institution Albemarle Street, London
( D.N.B.; T. A. Walker, 547; The Times 1923:03:28; Who was Who 1916-28; Scott, MSS. )
[add:]Portrait, 1875, by Orchardson at Peterhouse [:add]
[add:]Atkinson, 301[:add]

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