Hunt, Robert, 1807-1887

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Birth 1807-09-06
Death 1887-10-17
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Robert Hunt was an English physicist and author.

From the description of Letters, 1842-1879. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465747

From the guide to the Robert Hunt letters, 1842-1879, 1842-1879, (American Philosophical Society)

Apprenticed to a surgeon in Paddington, London and studied anatomy with Joshua Brookes (1761-183) F. R. S. 1819. Afterwards with a physician and qas for four years in charage of a dispensary in London. Later with a firm of chemical manufacturers in London and experimented in Photography. In 1851 he became lecturer on mechnaical science at the Royal School of Mines and in 1853 Professor of experimental physics at Royal School of Mines. F. R. S. 1854. He wrote many papers and scientific articles.

From the description of Items in various series of The Royal Society, 1839-1887. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79016744

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Subjects:

  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Photography
  • Letters--19th century
  • Physics
  • Geology
  • Photographs--19th century
  • Light

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