Conington, Francis Thirkill (DNB00)

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CONINGTON, FRANCIS THIRKILL (18261863), chemist, was younger brother of Professor John Conington [q. v.] He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, graduated B.A., taking a second class in classics in 1860, was elected a fellow of his college, and afterwards proceeded M.A. For some time he was scientific examiner in the university. He devoted himself chiefly to chemistry, and his ‘Handbook of Chemical Analysis,' Lond. 1868, 8vo, based on Heinrich Will's 'Anleitung sur chemischen Analyse,' has taken its place among the text-books on the subject. He died at Boston, Lincolnshire, on 20 Nov. 1863, aged 85.

[Gent. Mag, ccxvi. 130; Cat. of Printed Books in Brit. Mus.; Oxford Ten Year Book (1872), p. 478.]

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