Richard Phillips


1778 Born in 1778, son of printer and bookseller in the City. Member of Society of Friends. Associate of Davy and Wollaston. Became distinguished as a Chemist.
1822 Elected F.R.S.
1839 Appointed first Chemist and Curator to Museum of Economic Geology. (Continued 2nd series of “Annals of Philosophy……” (1821-26) begun by T. Thomson (1813-20)).
1850 – 1851 President of Chemistry Society.
1851 Died.

Biographies and Obituaries

1875 Evans, J. Obituary - John Phillips. [In Anniversary Address.]. Proceedings of the Geological Society in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society. v. 31 p.xxxvii-xliii. 1875
1875 Hull, E. Obituary - Professor J. Phillips. Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. No. 44 Report for year 1874. p.67-68. 1875
1874 Obituary - Professor John Phillips. Born 25th Dec.1800. Died 24th April 1874. Geologists Magazine. New Series. v. 1 p.240. 1874
1907 History of Geological Society H.B.W. (1907) pp. 13, 50.