Browse Entries

Use Trove to find more resources by/about this Biographical entry

  • Trove

Exhibitions

  • Chemistry in Australia Bibliography
  • Exhibition Papers

Biographical entry Threlfall, Richard (1861 - 1932)

KBE, GBE, FRS

Born
14 August 1861
Hollowforth, Lancashire, England
Died
10 July 1932
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England
Occupation
Physicist and Chemical engineer

Summary

(Sir) Richard Threlfall was Professor of Physics, University of Sydney 1886-98 and was later scientific adviser for Albright & Wilson Co., Birmingham, England, 1898-1932.

Details

Events

1881 - 1882
Education - Studies (PhD?) at the University of Strasbourg, Austria
1884
Education - Bachelor of Art (BA) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1884 - 1886
Career position - Demonstrator in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge
1886 - 1898
Career position - Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney
1888
Education - Master of Art (MA) completed at the University of Cambridge
1890
Career position - President of Section A of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1894 - 1895
Career position - President of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1898 - 1932
Career position - Scientific Adviser at Albright & Wilson Co.in Birmingham, UK
1914 - 1918
Career position - Board Member of Invention and Research, UK
1917
Award - Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)
1927
Award - Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire (GBE)
1929
Award - Gold medal received from the Society of Chemical Industry

Archival resources

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Richard Threlfall - Records, 1885 - 1962, P 28; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Threlfall, Richard, On Laboratory Arts, Macmillan, London, 1898, (xii) + 338 + 2 pp. ads. pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Home, R. W., 'Threlfall, Sir Richard (1861-1932), Physicist and Chemical Engineer', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 220-221. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120243b.htm. Details
  • Home, R. W., 'Sir Richard Threlfall, 1861-1932', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details

Journal Articles

  • Threlfall, R., 'Notes on the Theory of Dissociation of Gases', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 20, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1886, pp. 213-217. Details
  • Threlfall, R., 'On an effect produced by the passage of an electric discharge through pure nitrogen', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, vol. 40, Printed by Taylor and Francis, London, 1886, pp. 329-340. Details
  • Threlfall, R., 'Some experiments on the production of ozone', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, vol. 40, Printed by Taylor and Francis, London, 1886, pp. 340-342. Details
  • Threlfall, R., 'On the Purification of Certain Substances', Report of the Second Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 2, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1890, p. 395. Details
  • Threlfall, R., 'Note on Some Products from the Fruit of Pittosporum undulatum and from the Leaves of the Pepper Tree (Schinus molle)', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 29, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1895, pp. 456-461. Details
  • Threlfall, R. and Allen, J. Bernard, 'Experiments on Some Electrical Properties of Purified Sulphur', Report of the Seventh Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 7, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1898, pp. 245-258. Details
  • Threlfall, Richard, 'On the Specific heats of the Vapours of Acetic acid and Nitrogen Tetroxide', The Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, vol. 23, 1887, pp. 223-224. Details
  • Threlfall, Richard, 'The Electrical Properties of Pure Substances. Part I. The Preparation of Pure Nitrogen and Attempts to Condense It', The Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, vol. 35, 1893, pp. 1-35. Details
  • Threlfall, Richard, 'A Contribution to the Study of Oxygen at Low Pressures', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 31, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1897, pp. 79-82. Details
  • Threlfall, Richard, 'obituary of Richard Threlfall in presidential address by W.R. Browne', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 67, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1933, pp. 6-7. Details
  • Threlfall, Richard and Brearley, Joseph Henry Drapier, 'Researches on the electric properties of pure substances. No.1. The electrical properties of pure sulphur', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, vol. 187, Royal Society of London, London, 1896, pp. 57-150. Details
  • Threlfall, Richard and Pollock, Arthur (sic, James Arthur), 'On Measurements of the Resistance of Imperfectly Purified Sulphur', The Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, vol. 28, 1889, pp. 469-473. Details
  • Threlfall, Richard, Brearley, Joseph Henry Drapier and Allen, J.B., 'Researches on the electrical properties of pure substances. No 1. The electrical properties of pure sulphur', Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, vol. 56, Printed by Taylor and Francis, London, 1894, pp. 32-40. Details
  • Threlfall, Sir Richard, 'Sir Richard Threlfall', Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 1, Harrison & Sons, London, 1932, pp. 45-52. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.