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Apr 26 James Smithson Portrait by H. Johns

Apr 26 Royal Society of London Admits James Smithson

 

Apr 26 Royal Society of London Admits James Smithson

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Year: 
1787
Month: 
april
Day: 
26
Date: 
Thu, 1787-04-26

Under the name of James Lewis Macie, James Smithson is admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. His recommendation states that he is a gentleman well versed in various branches of Natural Philosophy, and particularly in Chemistry and Mineralogy. Smithson was nominated for membership by his good friend, Henry Cavendish, and four other scientists.