1-20 of 30 results  for:

  • earth science x
Clear all

Image

Arthur Aikin (1773–1854) by William Brockedon, 1826 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Aikin, Arthur (1773–1854), natural scientist and author, was born on 19 May 1773 at Warrington, Lancashire, the eldest son of John Aikin (1747–1822) and his wife, Martha (c.1746–1830), daughter of Arthur Jennings of Cheapside, London. His brothers were Charles Rochemont Aikin...

Article

Boase, Henry Samuel (1799–1883), geologist and chemist, was born at 6 Knightsbridge, London, on 2 September 1799, the third child of Henry Boase (1763–1827), a banker, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Matthew Craige. He came from an extensive Cornish family; three of his nephews, ...

Image

Sir (William) Lawrence Bragg (1890–1971) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Bragg, Sir (William) Lawrence (1890–1971), physicist and crystallographer, was born on 31 March 1890 at 58/60 Lefevre Terrace, Adelaide, Australia, the elder son (the younger, Robert, was killed at Gallipoli in 1915) and eldest of the three children of Sir William Henry Bragg (1862–1942)...

Article

Brooke, Henry James (1771–1857), crystallographer, was born on 25 May 1771 at Exeter into a family manufacturing broadcloth. After studying for the bar he entered business successively in the Spanish wool trade, South American mining, and as co-founder and secretary of the London Life Assurance Association...

Image

Richard Chenevix (1774–1830) by James Hopwood the elder (after Pescorsky) © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Chenevix, Richard (1774–1830), chemist and mineralogist, was born at Ballycommon, near Dublin, the son of Daniel Chenevix, lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Irish Artillery, and his wife, Elizabeth Arabin. His ancestors had left France for Ireland after the revocation of the edict of Nantes and his father was a nephew of an earlier ...

Article

Cox, Sir (Ernest) Gordon (1906–1996), crystallographer and public servant, was born on 24 April 1906 at Pretoria House, Southdown, Twerton, Somerset, the son of Ernest Henry Cox (1884–1987), railway clerk and market gardener, and his wife, Rosina, née Ring (1872–1931), the daughter of a chef, who had worked on a farm in ...

Article

Dunstan, Albert Ernest (1878–1964), research chemist and petroleum technologist, was born on 25 January 1878 at 69 Washington Road, Sheffield, the only son of Arthur Dunstan (d. 1896), a workshop manager, and Mary Ann Wainwright (d. 1897). His father was shop manager for an old-established firm (...

Article

Field, Frederick (1826–1885), chemist and mineralogist, was born on 2 August 1826 in Lambeth, the second son of Charles Field, a partner in the family firm (founded before 1642) of candle manufacturers J. C. and J. Field, and his second wife, whose name is not known. He was educated at ...

Article

Forbes, David (1828–1876), geological chemist and mining engineer, was born at Douglas, Isle of Man, on 6 September 1828, one of the eight surviving children and fifth son of Edward Forbes (b. 1786) of Oakhill and Croukbane, near Douglas, a Manx banker and businessman, and ...

Image

Rosalind Elsie Franklin (1920–1958) by Elliott & Fry, 1946 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Franklin, Rosalind Elsie (1920–1958), crystallographer, was born at Chepstow Villas, Notting Hill, London, on 25 July 1920, the elder daughter and second of the family of five children of Ellis Arthur Franklin (1894–1964), merchant banker of London, and his wife, Muriel Frances Waley (1894–1976)...

Article

Hall, Sir James, of Dunglass, fourth baronet (1761–1832), chemist and geologist, was born on 17 January 1761 at Dunglass, East Lothian, the eldest son of Sir John Hall, third baronet (1710/11–1776), and his wife, Magdalen (d. 1763), daughter of Sir John Pringle...

Image

Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910–1994) by Maggi Hambling, 1985 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Hodgkin, Dorothy Mary Crowfoot (1910–1994), chemist and crystallographer, was born on 12 May 1910 in Guizeh, near Cairo, Egypt, the eldest of four daughters of John Winter Crowfoot (1873–1958) and his wife, Grace Mary (Molly) Hood (1877–1957). Her father was an inspector with the ...

Article

Hunton, Louis [Lewis] (bap. 1814, d. 1838), geologist and chemist, was born at Hummersea House, Loftus, North Riding of Yorkshire, and baptized on 6 August 1814. He was the son of William Hunton (1789–1863), manager of the local alum works and ship-owner, and ...

Article

Kirwan, Richard (1733–1812), chemist and mineralogist, was born at Cloghballymore House, near Kinvara, co. Galway, Ireland, the second son of Martin Kirwan (d. 1741) of Cregg Castle, near Corrundulla, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Patrick French. After the death of his father he was placed in the care of his maternal grandparents at ...

Image

Maker: Charles Hewitt

Dame Kathleen Lonsdale (1903–1971) by Charles Hewitt, 1948 Getty Images – Charles Hewitt