The Lit & Phil Card Index

BREWSTER, David Sir

Forenames: David

Last name: BREWSTER

Titles and Honours: Sir

Date of birth: 1781-12-11

Date of death: 1868-02-10

Date of Election: 1843-04-18

Honorary Member? Yes

Obituaries:

Present in the Dictionary of National Biography? Yes

Publications:

"Some properties of light" (1813)

"Treatise on new philosophical instruments" (1813)

"Polarisation of light" (c. 1814)

"Treatise on the Kaleidoscope" (1819)

A variety of other papers for a multitude of publications. Please see index for complete list.

Place of Residence:

Notes:

Natural Philosopher.


1799 Tutor
1802 Contributor to 'Edinburgh Magazine' later its editor.
1804 Preached first sermon.
1800 Hon. MA from Edinburgh Uni.
1815 Fellow of Royal Soc. & received Copley Medal
1818 Received Rumford Medal
1822 Mem. of Royal Inst.
1831 Br. Assoc. for Advancement of Science.
1865 Recd medal from Photographic Soc. of Paris
1860 Apptd. Vice-chancellor of Edinburgh Uni.
1864 Pres. of Royal Soc. Edinburgh

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