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Burroughs, (Silas) Mainville (1846–1895), manufacturing chemist

Julia Sheppard

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/50641

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Burroughs, (Silas) Mainville (1846–1895), manufacturing chemist, was born on 24 December 1846, in Medina, New York state, United States of America. His family was influential and wealthy, his father, Silas Mainville Burroughs (1810–1860), being a lawyer and US congressman. His education was in his native state, and an uncle in ...

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Subjects: Industrial Chemistry ; Manufacturing ; History of Manufacturing and Construction

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