Reference Entry

Brewster, Sir David (1781-1868), natural philosopher and academic administrator

Alison Morrison-Low

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Education, marriage, and early career | Journalism and writing | University life | Optics and vision | Instruments and photography | Scientific associations and societies | Historical significance

Reference Entry.  4547 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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