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Albright, Arthur (1811–1900), chemist and phosphorus manufacturer, was born on 3 March 1811 in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, into a Quaker family, the second son and sixth of ten children of William Albright, grocer and mercer of Charlbury, and his wife, Rachel Tanner of Woodborough, Somerset...

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Calvert, Frederick Crace- (1819–1873), industrial and analytical chemist, was born on 14 November 1819 in London, the son of Alfred Crace, who later emigrated to Canada to escape his debts, and adopted the name Crace-Calvert. Nothing is known of Crace-Calvert's early education; at the age of sixteen he went to ...

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Corbyn, Thomas (1711–1791), pharmaceutical chemist, was born on 13 February 1711 in Worcester, the son of John Corbyn and his wife, Candia, daughter of John and Cecilia Handley of Pontypool. His parents were members of the Society of Friends. He was apprenticed for eight years from September 1728 to ...

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Keating, Thomas (c. 1787–1870), chemist and druggist, was born in Homerton, Middlesex, the son of William Keating, attorney. Little is known of his early life but the court minute-book of the Wheelwrights' Company records that he was admitted to the company by redemption on 3 July 1812 and admitted to the livery on 20 October 1815. It was probably in the former year that he took over the retail chemist's business of ...

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Nicholson, Edward Chambers (1827–1890), chemist and dye manufacturer, was born in January 1827 at Lincoln, the seventh son of Robert Nicholson. His mother died the following year and he was brought up by an aunt and, when he was ten, sent away to school in ...

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Warner, Sir Frederick Edward [Ned] (1910–2010), chemical engineer, was born on 31 March 1910 at 14 Prospect Terrace, Holloway, London, the eldest of three children of Frederick Warner, a Metropolitan Police detective, later a chief inspector, and his wife, Annie Elizabeth Ellen, née...