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Davy, Edmundlocked

(1785–1857)
  • Christopher F. Lindsey

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Davy, Edmund (1785–1857), chemist, was born at Penzance, the second son of William Davy and his wife, M[ary?] Ann. He obtained his early education in Penzance, where he stayed until moving to London in 1804. With the help of his cousin Humphry Davy...

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, 63 vols. (1885–1900), suppl., 3 vols. (1901); repr. in 22 vols. (1908–9); 10 further suppls. (1912–96); (1993)