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MILLER, Professor William Allen (1817-1870)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP5
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: MILLER, Professor William Allen (1817-1870)
Date(s): 1848-1852
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Miller | William Allen | 1817-1870 | Professor of Chemistry


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 17 December 1817, Ipswich; Demonstrator of Chemistry, King's College London, 1840; MB and MD, University of London, 1841-2; Professor of Chemistry at King's College London, 1845; Fellow, Royal Society, 1845; died, 30 September 1870.

Publications: Elements of Chemistry, theoretical and practical (London, 1855-1857); Introduction to the study of inorganic chemistry (1871); editor of Elements of meteorology (John W. Parker, London, 1845); On the importance of chemistry to medicine (London, 1845); Practical hints to the medical student (London, 1867).


Scope and content/abstract:

Out letter book, 1848-1852, containing copy letters relating to applied chemistry, in particular to the role of Professor William Allen Miller as a consultant retained by the Western Gaslight Company, and charged with improving the efficiency of its manufacturing facility at Vauxhall, Surrey, and in a similar capacity to undertake the analysis of particulate residues and other by-products of incomplete combustion in an industrial setting; the experimental analysis of various phosphates and salts; commentary upon the telegraph and upon suggestions that the earth itself could act as a substitute electrical conductor over distances.
Chemistry teaching and research notes, c 1845

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two items as described i Scope and Content

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line and due to be published in hard copy.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Letter book transferred by the Chemistry Department, King's College London. Notes loaned by Mr David Tarbun, 2002.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London College Archives holds further entries relating to the career of Professor Miller in King's College Council Minutes (Ref: KA/C/M); King's College Professorial Board Minutes (Ref: KA/PB/M).

Letters to Sir George Stokes, 1856-1870, are held at the Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cambridge University Library (Ref: Add 7342, 7656).

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
King's College London Calendars. Entry compiled by Annabel Dodds and Geoff Browell.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
18 July 2000

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