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Napier, James (1810–1884), industrial chemist

Anita McConnell

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/19757

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Napier, James (1810–1884), industrial chemist, was born at Partick, Glasgow, the son of James Napier, jobbing gardener, and his wife Margaret, née Buchanan, a seamstress. At the age of seven he was sent to the village school where he learned to read, but after eleven months the family's poverty required that he be sent to work to contribute his ...

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