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William Henry Perkin

Chemist (12-Mar-1838 — 14-Jul-1907)


Simon Garfield. Mauve: How One Man Invented a Colour That Changed the World. London: Faber and Faber. 2000. 222pp.

A. J. Greenaway; et. al.. The Life and Work of Professor William Henry Perkin. London: The Chemical Society. 1932. 138pp.

Howard J. White, Jr. (editor). Proceedings of the Perkin Centennial, 1856-1956. American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists. 1956. 467pp. Essays on Perkin, dyes, etc.


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  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.280)

  6. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.392)

  7. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.381)

  8. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.140)

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