Chevreul, M. E. (Michel Eugène), 1786-1889

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In 1803, Chevreul began studying with N. Vauquelin at the Musʹeum d'Histoire Naturelle, becoming professor of chemistry there in 1830. In 1807, under Vauquelin's direction, Chevreul began investigating plant dyes. He isolated several natural dyes before turning to the chemistry of natural fats. Chevreul resumed his study of dyes in 1823, and, in 1824, succeeded C. Berthollet as director of dyeing at the Manufactures Royales des Gobelins.

From the description of Correspondence and notebook, 1811-1859, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191824080

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referencedIn Aman-Jean, Edmond, b. 1859 or 60. Edmond Aman-Jean letters, draft essay, sketchbook, ca. 1890-1923. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Chevreul, M. E. (Michel Eugène), 1786-1889. Correspondence and notebook, 1811-1859, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883. Papers, 1812-1897 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Potin, Fʹelix,. Portraits of prominent 19th century figures : photographs, ca. 1860-1890. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Chevreul, M. E. (Michel Eugène), 1786-1889. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Litchfield, Carter. Carter Litchfield collection on the history of fatty materials, 1707-2007 (bulk dates, 1970-2007). Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf [M.E. Chevreul, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Office of the Secretary. Correspondence, 1863-1879 Smithsonian Institution Archives
creatorOf Balard, Antoine-Jérome, 1802-1876. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
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associatedWith Aman-Jean, Edmond, b. 1859 or 60. person
associatedWith Balard, Antoine-Jérome, 1802-1876. person
associatedWith Berthollet, Claude-Louis, 1748-1822. person
associatedWith Bryant, Henry (Dr.) person
associatedWith Castelnau, Henri de. person
associatedWith Chaptal, Jean-Antoine-Claude, comte de Chanteloup, 1756-1832. person
associatedWith Dibner, Bern, person
associatedWith Guerin, J. M. F. person
correspondedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878 person
associatedWith LeConte, John L., (John Lawrence), 1825-1883 person
associatedWith Litchfield, Carter. person
associatedWith Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France) corporateBody
associatedWith Potin, Fʹelix, person
associatedWith Sénarmont, Henry Hureau de, 1808-1862. person
associatedWith Vauquelin, Louis Nicolas, 1763-1829. person
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Natural history


Birth 1786-08-31

Death 1889-04-09





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