De la Rue, Warren, 1815-1889

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1815-01-18
Death 1889-04-19
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Chemist and astronomer. Fellow of the Royal Society.

From the description of Papers, 1851-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78824419

Epithet: inventor

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000267.0x00003d

Educated at the Collége Sainte Barbe in Paris and then entered his father's printing firm. He studied chemistry, physics, and mechanics and was one of the first to use electrotyping. He invented the first envelope-making machine. He formed a close friendship at the College of Chemistry with August W. Hofmann (F. R. S. 1851) and carried out research on cochineal with him. He also took up astronomy and erected a small observatory at Canonbury and did much to develop celestial photography. He devised the Kew heliograph and studied sunspots. He also carried out chemical researches. F. R. S. 1850. Royal Medal 1864.

From the description of Papers, 1855-1888. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154306698

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Subjects:

  • Astronomy--Societies (Academies and learned societies)
  • Photography
  • Physics--Research
  • Sunspots--Research

Occupations:

  • Astronomers
  • Chemists

Places:

  • Great Britain (as recorded)