Remsen, Ira, 1846-1927

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Chemist, co-discoverer of saccharin.

From the description of Letters to Sylvester Baxter and S.S. McClure, 1887-1892. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50903196

Ira Remsen was a chemist and professor of chemistry at The Johns Hopkins University.

He was born in New York City, Feb. 10, 1846. In accordance with his father's wishes, Remsen studied medicine, receiving the M.D. in 1867. In 1868 he abandoned medical practice to devote himself to his primary interest, chemistry, which he subsequently studied at University of Munich and Gottingen (Ph. D., 1870). He returned to the U.S. in 1872, later teaching at Williams College. In 1876 he accepted first Chair of Chemistry at Johns Hopkins, where he is credited with co-discovery of saccharin. He served as Acting President (1889-90) and 2nd President (1901-13) of The Johns Hopkins University. Ira Remsen died in Carmel, California in 1927.

From the description of Ira Remsen papers, 1868-1938. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48394074

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creatorOf Remsen, Ira, 1846-1927. Letter, 1877-1926. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Peggy Bacon papers, 1893-1973 (bulk 1900-1936) Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897. Papers, 1848-1940 (bulk 1855-1896). Haverford College Library
creatorOf Remsen, Ira, 1846-1927. Correspondence with Edgar Fahs Smith, 1890-1922. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Rowland, Henry Augustus, 1848-1901. Rowland (Henry Augustus) papers, 1793-1970. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Chittenden, R. H. (Russell Henry), 1856-1943. Russell Henry Chittenden papers, 1870-1945 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Collitz, Hermann, 1855-1935. Hermann Collitz papers, 1846-1935. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf Gomberg, Moses, 1866-1947. Moses Gomberg papers, 1890-1947. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Joseph Bradley Murray collection, 1706-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Russell Henry Chittenden papers, 1870-1945 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Noyes, Frederick Bogue, 1872-1961. Frederick Bogue Noyes notes 1891-1893. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf McLaughlin, Andrew Cunningham, 1861-1947. Andrew C. McLaughlin papers, 1881-1947. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Reid, E. Emmet (Ebenezer Emmet), b. 1872. E. Emmet Reid papers, 1889-1974. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
creatorOf [Ira Remsen, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Morley, Edward Williams, 1838-1923. Edward Williams Morley papers, 1833-1923 (bulk 1863-1899). Library of Congress
referencedIn Herty, Charles H. (Charles Holmes), 1867-1938. Charles H. Herty papers, 1884-1938. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Scientific co-operation : the American Association for the Advancement of Science and its fifth New York City meeting / H.L. Fulmer, OAC Review, v.41, no.6, Feb. 1929, p.197-200, con't on p.xxii, xxiv. University of Guelph
referencedIn Randall, Wyatt William, 1867-. Wyatt William Randall papers, 1886-1928. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Lovejoy, Arthur O. (Arthur Oncken), 1873-1962. Arthur O. Lovejoy papers, 1872-1963. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin papers, 1881-1947 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987. Peggy Bacon papers, 1893-1973, bulk 1900-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, American period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Chittenden, Russell Henry, 1856-1943. Russell Henry Chittenden papers, 1870-1945 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Stratton, George Malcolm, 1865-1957. George Malcolm Stratton Papers, 1898-1957. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Marsh, Othniel Charles, 1831-1899. Othniel Charles Marsh papers, 1817-1899 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Edward Williams Morley Papers, 1833-1923, (bulk 1863-1899) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Remsen, Ira, 1846-1927. [Miscellaneous pamphlets]. Yale University Library
creatorOf Remsen, Ira, 1846-1927. Correspondence. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Remsen, Ira, 1846-1927. Ira Remsen papers, 1868-1938. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIh, 1892-1896 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn John L. (John Lawrence) LeConte papers, 1812-1897, 1812-1897 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Marsh, Othniel Charles, 1831-1899. Othniel Charles Marsh papers, 1817-1899 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Remsen, Ira, 1846-1927. Letters to Sylvester Baxter and S.S. McClure, 1887-1892. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Artists clippings : "GROUP" folder 1896-2004 Monterey Public Library
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Chemistry--Study and teaching (Higher)
Chemistry--History--Sources
Saccharin
Chemistry--Study and teaching (Higher) - History--Sources
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Birth 1846-02-10

Death 1927-03-04

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