Regency Man Monday – Arthur Aikin

Arthur Aikin (1773-1854)

Arthur Aikin, FLS, FGS (19 May 1773 – 15 April 1854) was an English chemist, mineralogist and scientific writer. was a founding member of the Chemical Society (now the Royal Society of Chemistry). He first became its Treasurer in 1841, and later became the Society’s second President.

He was one of the founders of the Geological Society of London in 1807 and was its honorary secretary in 1812–1817. He also gave lectures in 1813 and 1814. He contributed papers on the Wrekin and the Shropshire coalfield, among others, to the transactions of that society.[ His Manual of Mineralogy was published in 1814.

Selected Publications
A Manual of Mineralogy (1814; ed. 2, 1815)
A Dictionary of Chemistry and Mineralogy (with his brother C. R. Aikin), 2 vols. (London, 1807, 1814). Volume 1  Volume 2

Further Reading
Arthur Aikin – Wikipedia
1911 Encyclopedia Britannica/ Aikin, Arthur – Wikisource
Chemists get down to Earth by David Knight – doi: 10.1144/SP317.3 Geological Society, London, Special Publications 2009, v. 317, p. 93-103

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