Chemical Society of Glasgow

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Chemical Society of Glasgow

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        Founded 1798


        The Chemical Society of Glasgow appears to have been founded in 1798, according to Sir William Ramsay, whose grandfather, William Ramsay of Camlachie was elected its first president. The Society met 'in their Hall' in Graeme Street, and conducted chemical experiments. There had been an earlier Chemical Society in Glasgow, probably associated with Glasgow College or University in the 1780s.


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        GB 249

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        ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


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        Created by Victoria Peters, January 2010.




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