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Abel, Sir Frederick Augustus, first baronet

Robert Steele.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicinal Chemistry; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 1222 words.

Abel, Sir Frederick Augustus, first baronet (1827–1902), chemist and explosives expert, was born on 17 July 1827 at Woolwich, the eldest son of Johann Leopold Abel (1795–1871), a music...

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Bancroft, Edward

Gordon E. Kershaw.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Medicine and Health; Medicinal Chemistry. 1543 words.

Bancroft, Edward (09 January 1744–08 September 1821), physician, scientist, and spy, was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, the son of Edward Bancroft and Mary Ely, farmers. The elder...

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Bancroft, Edward

Anthony S. Travis.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Medicinal Chemistry. 914 words.

Bancroft, Edward (1744–1821), chemist and spy, was born at Westfield, Massachusetts, on 9 January 1744. His tutor was Silas Deane, later a member of the American congress. After a brief...

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Berkeley, Randal Thomas Mowbray Rawdon, eighth earl of Berkeley

John Shorter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Medicinal Chemistry; Agriculture and Farming. 1054 words.

Berkeley, Randal Thomas Mowbray Rawdon, eighth earl of Berkeley (1865–1942), physical chemist and landowner, was born on 31 January 1865 at Ixelles, Brussels, the third son—but the only one...

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Chaloner, Sir Thomas, the younger

John Westby-Gibson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicinal Chemistry; Social and Cultural History. 1227 words.

Chaloner, Sir Thomas, the younger (1563/4–1615), chemist and courtier, was the son of Audrey or Ethelreda Frodsham (d. 1605), and the stepson of Sir Thomas Chaloner the elder (1521–1565),...

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Cory, Sir George Edward

K. D. Watson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Medicinal Chemistry. 727 words.

Cory, Sir George Edward (1862–1935), chemist and historian, was born on 3 June 1862 at 9 Palatine Place, Stoke Newington, London, the son of George Nicholas Cory and his wife, Susannah Emma...

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Cruickshank, William

K. D. Watson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicinal Chemistry; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Surgery. 1090 words.

Cruickshank, William (d. 1810/11), military surgeon and chemist, was possibly born in north-east Scotland in the 1740s or 1750s. There is no record of his family, education, or early life,...

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Draper, John William

Michael A. Sutton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Medicinal Chemistry. 1237 words.

Draper, John William (1811–1882), chemist and historian, was born in St Helens, Lancashire, on 5 May 1811, the third child and only son of John Christopher Draper (d. 1828/9), a Wesleyan...

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Fox, Samson

W. B. Owen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Technology of Industrial Chemistry; Mechanical Engineering and Materials; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Medicinal Chemistry. 797 words.

Fox, Samson (1838–1903), mechanical and chemical engineer, and benefactor, born at Bowling, near Bradford, Yorkshire, on 11 July 1838, was one of three sons of James Fox, a Leeds cloth-mill...

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Griscom, John

Helen M. Rozwadowski.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Science and Mathematics; Education; Medicinal Chemistry. 880 words.

Griscom, John (27 September 1774–26 February 1852), teacher, chemist, and philanthropist, was born in Hancock’s Bridge, New Jersey, the son of William Griscom, a farmer and saddle and...

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