William Cecil Dampier
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Sir William Cecil Dampier FRS (born William Cecil Dampier Whetham) (27 December 1867 – 11 December 1952) was a British scientist, agriculturist, and science historian who developed a method of extracting lactose (milk sugar) from whey.
He was born in London, the son of Charles Langley and Mary (née Dampier) Whetham and the grandson of Sir Charles Whetham, a former Lord Mayor of London. In 1886 he entered Trinity College, Cambridge and in 1889 commenced his varied researches in the Cavendish Laboratory. In 1891 was elected a Fellow of Trinity.
Dampier was author of the following scientific papers, &c: - 'On the Alleged Slipping at the Boundary of a Liquid in Motion'; 'Note on Kohlrausch's Theory of Ionic Velocity'; 'Ionic Velocities'; 'On the velocity of the Hydrogen Ion through Solutions of Acetates'; 'On the Velocities of the Ions and the Relative Ionization Powers of Solvents'; 'The Velocity of the Ions'; 'The Ionizing Power of Solvents'; 'Report to the British Association on the Present State of our Knowledge in Electrolysis and Electro-Chemistry'; 'The Theory of the Migration of the ions and of Specific Ionic Velocities'; 'The Coagulative Power of Electrolytes'; 'The Ionization of Dilute Solutions at the Freezing Point' (a paper read before the Royal Society); an elementary text book on 'Solution and Electrolysis'; Letters and Articles in 'Nature' and 'Science Progress.'" 
In 1897 he had married Catherine Durning Holt of a Liverpool shipowning family.
- Taylor, G. I.; Havelock, E. H. E. (1954). "William Cecil Dampier. 1867-1952". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 9: 54. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1954.0005. JSTOR 769198.
- Proceedings of Royal Society, xlviii, p 225, (1890), and Philosophical Society Transactions, (1890), A, p. 559
- Philosophical Magazine, (July, 1891)
- Proceedings Royal Society, lii, p 283, (1893), translated Zeits fur Physikal Chem xi, p 220, (1893), also Philosophical Transactions (1893), A, p. 337
- British Associations Reports, (1894), p 568
- Philosophical Magazine, (1894)
- Proceedings Royal Society, lvii, p 182, (1895), and Philosophical Transactions, A, (1895), p. 507
- Philosophical Magazine, (July, 1897)
- British Association Report, (1897), p 227
- Philosophical Magazine, (1899)
- Cambridge University Press, (1895)
- "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 26 November 2010.
- December 27 - Today in Science History
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