Collection OM/126 - Frederick Penny papers

Zone d'identification

Cote

GB 249 OM/126

Titre

Frederick Penny papers

Date(s)

  • 1843-1982 (Production)

Niveau de description

Collection

Étendue matérielle et support

0.1 metres

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Nom du producteur

Notice biographique

Frederick Penny was born in London and studied chemistry at the Royal Institution under Michael Faraday. He was appointed to the Chair of Chemistry at Anderson's University in 1839, after a recommendation from Thomas Graham, and held the post until his death in 1869. His students included those attending Anderson's Medical School. In addition to his teaching at the University, Penny built up a lucrative private practice as an analytical chemist, and was involved in testing the quality of the water from Loch Katrine as a potential source for a new, clean water supply for the City of Glasgow. He gave expert evidence in criminal trials, specialising in poisoning cases such as the trial of Dr Pritchard for the murder of his wife and mother in law. His last years were embittered by the University's proposal to found a Chair in Technical Chemistry endowed by James Young, which Penny and his friend and colleague Dr James Adams vehemently opposed.

Histoire archivistique

Source immédiate d'acquisition ou de transfert

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Portée et contenu

Lecture notes; published papers; obituaries; biographical information.

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Conditions d’accès

Open

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Notes de langue et graphie

Caractéristiques matérielle et contraintes techniques

Instruments de recherche

Item level list available in reading room.

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Existence et lieu de conservation des originaux

Existence et lieu de conservation des copies

Unités de description associées

Photographs of Frederick Penny [ref: GB 249 OP/4/9, 48]

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