Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 04 June 2020

Crookes, Sir Williamlocked

(1832–1919)
  • W. H. Brock

Extract

Crookes, Sir William (1832–1919), chemist and science journalist, was born on 17 June 1832 at 143 Regent Street, London, the eldest son of the sixteen children of Joseph Crookes (1792–1884), a tailor from Yorkshire, and his second wife, Mary Scott of Aynhoe, Northamptonshire...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription

Cambridge University Library
National Portrait Gallery, London
British Library, London
private collection
Royal Society, London
Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, London
C. C. Gillispie & F. L. Holmes, eds., , 16 vols. (1970–80); repr. in 8 vols. (1981); 2 vol. suppl. (1990)
Imperial College, London
Science Museum, London