John Percy

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1817 Born March 23rd at Nottingham.
Entered Medical School of Edinburgh University, took M.D. at 21, then studied in Paris.
Became Physician to Queen’s Hospital at Birmingham.
Took up metallurgy.
1847 Elected F.R.S.
1851 Appointed to Chair in Royal School of Mines.
Analysed series of British iron ores collected by H.S. Bakewell and shown at first International Exhibition – afterwards presented to Jermyn Street Museum.
1861 1st volume of “Metallurgy” published.
1864 Results of analyses of iron ores published in treatise on iron and steel. Improved metallurgical processes and discovered alloy of Cu and Al. Served on various Royal Commissions and committees of enquiry.
Awarded Millar Prize of Institution of Civil Engineers.
1877 Received Bessemer Medal from Iron and Steel Institute.
1879 Resigned Chair at Royal School of Mines, continued as Lecturer on Metallurgy at Woolwich.
1880 Retired.
1885 President of the Iron and Steel Institute.
1889 Awarded Albert Medal of Society of Arts.
1889 Died June 19th.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

Blanford, W.T. Obituary - John Percy. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 46 p.45-48. 1890 https://doi.org/10.1144/GSL.JGS.1890.046.01-04.02

Copies of two obituaries with the ms.

Proceedings Royal Society (1890) p. xxxv

Nature (June 27th, 1889)

John Percy (metallurgist) — Wikipedia article

Obitury - John Percy — ICE Virtual Library

John Percy — Grace's Guide

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Works listed in the BGS Library catalogue

Jukes, J.B. Forbes, E.. Playfair, L.P.. Smyth, W.W.. Percy, J.. Hunt, R. Institute of Geological Sciences. Geological Museum. 1852. Lectures on gold for the instruction of emigrants about to proceed to Australia. - London: D. Bogue

Percy, J. 1880. Metallurgy : the art of extracting metals from their ores. Silver and gold part 1. - London: John Murray

Percy, J. 1870. The metallurgy of lead, including desilverization and copellation. - London: John Murray

Percy, J. 1864. Metallurgy: the art of extracting metals from their ores, and adapting them to various purposes of manufacture. Iron and steel. - London: John Murray

Percy, J. 1875. Metallurgy: the art of extracting metals from their ores. Introduction, refractory materials, and fuel. - London: John Murray

Percy, J. 1861. Metallurgy; the art of extracting metals from their ores and adapting them to various purposes of manufacture.. - London: John Murray

Percy, J. 1852. On the importance of special scientific knowledge to the practical metallurgist (being the introductory lecture to the course of metallurgy, session 1851-1852). - London: HMSO.

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/5/69-73 J Percy: Letters on his appointments.
GSM/DC/A/C/5/79, 82 J Percy: Letters on his duties.