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Chevreul, Michel Eugène (1786-1889), chemist

Date
1812-1881
Reference
MSS.1589-1590 & 7125
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About this work

Description

Letters, reports and miscellaneous documents, mainly by Chevreul.

Publication/Creation

1812-1881

Physical description

1 file and 2 volumes

Arrangement

Partially in chronological order.

Biographical note

Chevereul was educated at the Collége de France, and elected a Member of the Académie des Sciences in 1826. He was professor of organic chemistry at the Musée d'Histoire Naturelle, and Director form 1860 to 1879. He is mainly famous for his work on the composition of animal fats and saponification. He was elected F.R.S. in 1857.

Related material

In the Wellcome Library:

Papers of Hugh Lee Pattinson, the translator of MSS.1589-1590, are held as MSS.3800-3813.

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