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HARCOURT, William Venables Vernon FRS FGS

Forenames: William Venables Vernon

Last name: HARCOURT

Titles and Honours: FRS FGS

Date of birth: 1789-01-01

Date of death: 1871-01-01

Date of Election: 1843-02-07

Honorary Member? Yes


Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes


Place of Residence:


1811 Clergyman, Bishopthorpe, Yorkshire; 1831 Founder of Brit Assocn for Advancement of Science (Gen Sec, Pres 1839); first Pres of Yorkshire Philosophical Society; 1824 Canon of York; assisted public institutions - Yorkshire School for the Blind and the Castle Howard Reformatory. Effect of heat on inorganic compounds/composition of water.

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