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Hope, Thomas Charles, 1766-1844 (Professor of chemistry, University of Edinburgh)

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Dates

  • Existence: 1766-1844

Thomas Charles Hope was born in 1766. He studied at Edinburgh's Royal High School and then Edinburgh University where he graduated in 1787 and published his dissertation Tentamen Inaugurale quaedam de Plantarum Motibus et Vita, complactens. In 1787 too, Hope was appointed Professor of Chemistry at Glasgow University then resigned in 1789 when he became Assistant Professor of Medicine. In 1795, Hope was elected joint Professor of Chemistry at Edinburgh University with Joseph Black (1728-1799), and when Black died he became sole Professor. Early in his career, Hope put forward two important pieces of research. Firstly, in 1793, before the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he gave An account of a mineral from Strontian, and of a peculiar species of Earth which it contains - the mineral being strontium carbonate discovered at Strontian, Argyllshire. Secondly, he established that water attained its maximum density several degrees above the freezing point. Other scientific papers included those on the chemical and colouring matters in the leaves and flowers of plants. Hope resigned his Professorship during the 1842-43 session, and died in Edinburgh on 13 June 1844.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Class Register (TC Hope), 1830-1843

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Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/C2/2
Scope and Contents Register of students attending chemistry classes with Thomas Charles Hope, including Sir Andrew Douglas Maclagan and John Hutton Balfour.
Dates: 1830-1843

Degree certificate from the University of Edinburgh, 16 September 1809

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1596
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0049
Scope and Contents This is a degree certificate from the University of Edinburgh awarded to Robert Anderson, a minister of Edinburgh, for his Doctorate of Divinity, on the 16th of September 1809. On vellum. Signed by Principal of the University George Husband Baird, as well as other prominent professors at the time, including Alexander Munro Senior (Secundus) and Tertius, Thomas Charles Hope, Andrew Duncan, James Gregory, John Playfair, John Leslie, et al.
Dates: 16 September 1809

Lectures in Natural Philosophy, volume 1, 1785

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Identifier: Coll1371/1
Scope and Contents Notes of lectures in Natural Philosophy by Professor Robison taken down by T.C. Hope in 1785.
Dates: 1785

Lectures in Natural Philosophy, volume 2, 1785

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Identifier: Coll1371/2
Scope and Contents Notes of lectures in Natural Philosophy by Professor Robison taken down by T.C. Hope in 1785.
Dates: 1785

Lectures in Natural Philosophy, volume 3, 1785

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Identifier: Coll1371/3
Scope and Contents Notes of lectures in Natural Philosophy by Professor Robison taken down by T.C. Hope in 1785.
Dates: 1785

Lectures in Natural Philosophy, volume 4, 1785

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Identifier: Coll1371/4
Scope and Contents Notes of lectures in Natural Philosophy by Professor Robison taken down by T.C. Hope in 1785.
Dates: 1785

Lectures in Natural Philosophy, volume 5, 1785

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Identifier: Coll1371/5
Scope and Contents Notes of lectures in Natural Philosophy by Professor Robison taken down by T.C. Hope in 1785.
Dates: 1785

Lectures on chemistry by Thomas Charles Hope, taken down by E. W. Bennet

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Identifier: Coll-1921
Scope and Contents A volume containing the outline of a course of lectrues on chemistry given by Thomas Charles Hope, taken down by E. W. Bennet in 1822-23.
Dates: 1822-1823

Letter from T C Hope [Thomas Charles Hope] to Joseph Black, 18 October 1793

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Identifier: Coll-16/II/277-278
Scope and Contents Letter from T C Hope [Thomas Charles Hope], Glasgow College to Joseph Black, dated 18 October 1793. The letter is about a paper Hope proposes to read to the Royal Society, Edinburgh. He also wishes to exhibit a specimen of strontium.
Dates: 18 October 1793

Letter from Thomas Charles Hope to Joseph Black, 22 March 1789

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Identifier: Coll-16/III/125-126
Scope and Contents Letter from Thomas Charles Hope, Glasgow to Joseph Black, dated 22 March 1789. The letter is about Doctor Priestley, etc.
Dates: 22 March 1789