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Brotherton, Edward Allen, Baron Brotherton

James Donnelly.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1199 words.

Brotherton, Edward Allen, Baron Brotherton (1856–1930), chemical manufacturer and philanthropist, was born on 1 April 1856 at 2 Tiverton Place, Ardwick Green, Manchester, the eldest of...

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Collie, John Norman

F. G. Donnan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Medicinal Chemistry. 872 words.

Collie, John Norman (1859–1942), organic chemist and mountaineer, was born at Ferns Cottage, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, on 10 September 1859, the second son of John Collie, a businessman, and...

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Corbett, John

S. E. Fryer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Industrial Chemistry; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 988 words.

Corbett, John (1817–1901), chemical manufacturer and philanthropist, born at The Delph, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire, on 12 June 1817, was the eldest son in a family of five sons and one...

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Finch, George Ingle

Peter Osborne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Medicinal Chemistry. 1138 words.

Finch, George Ingle (1888–1970), chemist and mountaineer, was born on 4 August 1888, near Orange, New South Wales, the eldest son of Charles Edward Finch, farmer and land court judge, and...

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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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Godfrey, John [formerly John Godfrey Hanckwitz]

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Medicinal Chemistry. 13 words.

See Godfrey, Ambrose, the elder [known as Ambrose Godfrey Hanckwitz the elder]

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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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henna

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Cookery, Food, and Drink.

A preparation obtained from the dried and powdered leaves of Lawsonia alba, L. inermis, or L. spinosa, widely used for dyeing hair and fingernails. The active ingredient is lawsone.

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Kellas, Alexander Mitchell

Doug Scott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Medicinal Chemistry. 1007 words.

Kellas, Alexander Mitchell (1868–1921), chemist and mountaineer, was born on 21 June 1868 at 28 Regent Quay, Aberdeen, the son of James Fowler Kellas, secretary to the local marine board,...

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Loeb, Morris

Martin D. Saltzman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Medicinal Chemistry. 1158 words.

Loeb, Morris (23 May 1863–08 October 1912), chemist and philanthropist, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Solomon Loeb, a financier, and Betty Gallenberg. As the son of one of the...

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