First name(s)
Edward Ash
Surname
Hadow
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • Demonstrator of Chemistry (1856-1866)
  • Curator of Chemical Laboratory (1856-1866) Ref: *1

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended
  • Clifton
  • Bristol Medical School
  • University of London
  • King’s College London Medical School
Qualifications
  • FCS
  • MB
Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • "On the Substitution-Compounds Obtained by the Action of Nitric Acid on Cotton." Q. J. Chem. Soc., Vol. 7, no. 3 (1855): 201-212 [winner of the Daniell Scholarship whilst Hadow was a Student in the Laboratory of King's College, London].
  • "Notes on alum in bread and its detection." Q. J. Chem. Soc., Vol. 10, no. 2 (1858): 103-107
  • "Notes on the Action of Oxidising Agents on Sulphocyanides" Q. J. Chem. Soc., 1859, 11, 174 - 180"
  • The Platinum-Base: The Best Mode of Obtaining and Identifying Them; Some New Compounds." J. Chem. Soc., 19 (1866): 345-352.
  • "The Nitroprussides." J. Chem. Soc, VOl. 19 (1866): 341-344.

Personal details

Date of birth
18 April 1831
Place of birth
Clifton, Bristol
Date of death
1866
Obituary

“Mr Hadow’s mannner was singularly unobtrusive, united with great steadiness of purpose and kindness of heart. He was a man of deep religious feelings, ever ready to sympathise with suffering and sorrow, and liberal to the full extent of his means, though few more truly entered into the spirit of the injunction,
“when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.”

While his colleagues lament the loss of a highly valued friend, the members of this Society cannot but feel that his death has deprived them of one whose devotion to chemical science, and whose skill and perseverance promised much for its advancement.

He died of pneumonia, after an illness of several months' duration, on 11th August, 1866, in the 35th year of his age.”

J. Chem. Soc., 1867, 20, 390-391.

Family details

Youngest son of George John Hadow Esq., of the Madras Civil Service. Ref: *2

Notes

"Mr. Hadow was an accomplished photographer, and he is well known as joint Editor with Ah. Daw son, of his friend Mr. Hardwich’s Manual of Photography." Ref: *2

* References

  1. Secretary’s In-Correspondence, KA/IC/D35, KA/IC/M82, KA/IC/H37, King’s College London Archives; H. Willoughby Lyle, King’s and Some King’s Men (Oxford and London: Oxford University Press and Humphrey Milford, 1935), 94.
  2. J. Chem. Soc., 1867, 20, 388-391.
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