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Dwight, John

Robin Hildyard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass; Medicinal Chemistry. 2230 words.

Dwight, John (1633x6–1703), chemist and potter, is presumed to have been born at Todenham in Gloucestershire, the second son of a yeoman farmer, George Dwight, and his wife, Joane Greenough...

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Hunt, Robert

Alan Pearson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Medicinal Chemistry. 1493 words.

Hunt, Robert (1807–1887), chemist and photographer, was born at Plymouth Dock (Devonport) on 6 September 1807, the posthumous only child of Robert Hunt (bap. 1781, d. 1807), carpenter on...

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soda glass

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Early form of glass consisting of a composition of silica and sodium carbonate (soda); the glass was not durable, and reacted easily with water. Glass was made durable by the ...

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Talbot, William Henry Fox

Larry J. Schaaf.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Medicinal Chemistry; Art. 3038 words.

Talbot, William Henry Fox (1800–1877), pioneer of photography, was born on 11 February 1800 at Melbury, Dorset, the only child of William Davenport Talbot (1764–1800), army officer, of...

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Worboys, Sir Walter John

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 1169 words.

Worboys, Sir Walter John (1900–1969), chemical industrialist and design promoter, was born at Cottesloe, Western Australia, on 22 February 1900, the eldest child of Walter Worboys,...

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