De la Rue, Warren, 1815-1889

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Chemist and astronomer. Fellow of the Royal Society.

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

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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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creatorOf Andrieu, J., 1816-after 1876. Stereograph Collection. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf De La Rue, Warren, 1815-1889. Papers, 1855-1888. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Vol. V, ff. 291, A-E.includes:f. 1 Andrew Leith Adams, FRS: Letter to [ ?T. R. Jones]: 1864. f. 3 William Grylls Adams, Professor of Natural Philosophy, King's College, London: Letter to [?T. R. Jones]: 1875. ff. 5, 7 Jacob Georg Agardh, Swedish natu... British Library
creatorOf De la Rue, Warren, 1815-1889. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Records of the De La Rue printing firm, 1830-1965 Reading University : Special Collections Services
creatorOf De La Rue, Warren, 1815-1889. Papers, 1851-1888. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Sir James Paget correspondence, 1784-1932, 1784-1932 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Sir John F. W. Herschel papers, 1810-1917 (inclusive), 1830-1866 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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Birth 1815-01-18

Death 1889-04-19





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