Draper, John C. (John Christopher), 1835-1885

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John William Draper

  • 1811, May 5: Born, St. Helen's near Liverpool, England
  • 1829 - 1831 : Attended University of London, London, Enbland
  • 1831: Married Antonia Caetana de Paiva Pereira Gardner
  • 1832: Immigrated to America
  • 1839: Among those taking the first clear photographs of the human face
  • 1839: Took first astrophotographs, using the moon as subject
  • 1839 - 1882 : Professor of chemistry, New York University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1850 - 1882 : President of the medical school, New York University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1856: Published Human Physiology, Statical and Dynamical. New York: Harper
  • 1860: Delivered paper on the intellectual development of Europe at Oxford, England
  • 1863: Published History of the Intellectual Development of Europe. New York: Harper & Bros.
  • 1867 - 1870 : Published History of the American Civil War. New York: Harper (3 vols.)
  • 1874: Published History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science. New York: D. Appleton
  • 1878: Published Scientific Memoirs. New York: Harper & Brothers
  • 1882, Jan. 4: Died, New York, N.Y.

Daniel Draper

  • 1841, Apr. 2: Born, New York, N.Y.
  • 1868: Established Meteorological Observatory in Central Park, New York, N.Y.
  • 1868 - 1911 : Director of Meteorological Observatory in Central Park, New York, N.Y.
  • 1880: Received doctorate from New York University, New York, N.Y.
  • circa 1886: Patented self-recording barometer
  • 1887: Married Ann ("Nancy" "Nannie") Maury Ludlow
  • 1931, Dec. 21: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the John William Draper Family Papers, 1777-1951, (bulk 1860-1882), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Abbe, Cleveland, 1838-1916 person
correspondedWith Agassiz, Alexander, 1835-1910 person
correspondedWith Alvord, Benjamin, 1813-1884 person
associatedWith American Chemical Society. corporateBody
correspondedWith Bailey, Theodorus, 1805-1877 person
correspondedWith Bancroft, George, 1800-1891 person
correspondedWith Barnard, F. A. P. (Frederick Augustus Porter), 1809-1889 person
correspondedWith Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922 person
correspondedWith Bell, George, 1814-1890 person
associatedWith British Association for the Advancement of Science. corporateBody
correspondedWith Cattell, James McKeen, 1860-1944 person
correspondedWith Colfax, Schuyler, 1823-1885 person
correspondedWith Cullum, George W. (George Washington), 1809-1892 person
correspondedWith Dahlgren, John Adolphus Bernard, 1809-1870 person
correspondedWith Dana, Edward Salisbury, 1849-1935 person
correspondedWith Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895 person
correspondedWith Darling, William, 1802-1884 person
correspondedWith Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 person
associatedWith Draper, Daniel, 1841-1931 person
associatedWith Draper family. family
associatedWith Draper, Henry, 1837-1882 person
associatedWith Draper, John William, 1811-1882. person
correspondedWith Eiffel, Gustave, 1832-1923 person
associatedWith Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 person
correspondedWith Gibbon, John, 1827-1896 person
correspondedWith Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898 person
correspondedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 person
correspondedWith Hazen, William Babcock, 1830-1887 person
correspondedWith Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), 1792-1871 person
correspondedWith Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894 person
associatedWith Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895 person
correspondedWith Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891 person
associatedWith Ludlow family. family
associatedWith Morey family. family
correspondedWith Mott, Valentine, 1785-1865 person
correspondedWith Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909 person
associatedWith New York Meteorological Observatory. corporateBody
associatedWith New York University. Medical Department. corporateBody
associatedWith Paton, James Morton, 1863-1944. person
correspondedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 person
correspondedWith Silliman, Benjamin, 1816-1885 person
correspondedWith Smyth, C. Piazzi (Charles Piazzi), 1819-1900 person
correspondedWith Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903 person
correspondedWith Spofford, Ainsworth Rand, 1825-1908 person
correspondedWith Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869 person
correspondedWith Tyndall, John, 1820-1893 person
correspondedWith Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878 person
correspondedWith Whitney, J. D. (Josiah Dwight), 1819-1896 person
associatedWith Wilberforce, Samuel, 1805-1873 person
correspondedWith Wood, Thomas John, 1823-1906 person
correspondedWith Youmans, William Jay, 1838-1901 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Meteorology--New York (State)--New York
Evolution (Biology)
Science--History--19th century
Medical colleges--New York (State)--New York
Meteorological stations--New York (State)--New York
Universities and colleges--New York (State)--New York


Birth 1835-03-31

Death 1886-12-20


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