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    • 1787-May-07

    Manuscript letter from Marsilio Landriani (1751-1815), chemist, physicist and meteorologist, to a naturalist. Written on May 7, 1787, the letter deals with several topics including the work of Lavoisier, Guyton de…

    • 1812-Aug-16

    Letter in French from Giovanni Antonio Giobert (1761-1834), an Italian chemist and mineralogist after whom the mineral giobertite has been named, to Count Chanteloup. Dated August 16, 1812, the letter concerns a sample…

    • after 1849 – before 1895

    Third page of handwritten lecture notes with diagrams prepared by Louis Pasteur for a lecture to the National Academy of Medicine on the subject of crystal structures, tartaric acid, and arsenites. This work led to the…

    • after 1849 – before 1895

    Fourth page of handwritten lecture notes with diagrams prepared by Louis Pasteur for a lecture to the National Academy of Medicine on the subject of crystal structures, tartaric acid, and arsenites. This work led to the…

    • after 1849 – before 1895

    First page of handwritten lecture notes with diagrams prepared by Louis Pasteur for a lecture to the National Academy of Medicine on the subject of crystal structures, tartaric acid, and arsenites. This work led to the…

    • after 1849 – before 1895

    Second page of handwritten lecture notes with diagrams prepared by Louis Pasteur for a lecture to the National Academy of Medicine on the subject of crystal structures, tartaric acid, and arsenites. This work led to the…

    • after 1849 – before 1895

    Handwritten lecture notes with diagrams prepared by Louis Pasteur for a lecture to the National Academy of Medicine on the subject of crystal structures, tartaric acid, and arsenites. This work led to the field of…

    • 1866-Sep-05

    In this letter Louis Pasteur indicates his displeasure with the winemakers of France for opposing pasteurization. He goes on to praise the California winemakers for embracing the process fully. In the letter, Pasteur…

    • 1875

    Color lithograph reproduces a watercolor portrait caricature of Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair (1818-1898), a Scottish scientist and Liberal politician. Number 195 in the Vanity Fair collection, "Statesmen." The…

    • 1875

    An etching of a chemist watching over a distillation process. The apparatus being used includes a gas-fueled bunsen burner at far left heating liquids in glass retorts. The products of the distillation are being…

    • 1880

    Color lithograph reproduces a watercolor portrait caricature of Sir Henry Bessemer (1813-1898), an English engineer, inventor, and businessman. Bessemer's name is chiefly known in connection with the Bessemer process…

    • 1882-Sep-02
    • 1884-Jun-07

    In the first letter Louis Pasteur turns down Dr. Becar's offer to allow Pasteur to perform experiments on him rather then on animals. In the second letter Pasteur endeavors to find work for a young assistant named…

    • 1882

    Color lithograph reproduces a watercolor portrait caricature of Sir John Bennet Lawes, (1814-1900), an English entrepreneur and agricultural scientist. Lawes developed a superphosphate that would mark the beginnings of…

    • circa 1884

    Portrait of Adolf von Baeyer (1835-1917), recipient of the 1905 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

    Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer was born on October 31, 1835, in Berlin, Germany. As a student at the University of…

    • 1886-May-20 – 1886-May-24

    Louis Pasteur requests that the petition for academic palms made by the Mayor of Arbois on behalf of Chapeau and Rouget be supported. The Rector's reply is written at the bottom of the page stating he is happy to comply.

    • 1891-Nov-04

    In this letter Louis Pasteur addresses a "very eminent colleague," and thanks him for an advance copy of a new work on social economy.

    • circa 1900

    Portrait of Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev (1834-1907), best known for his discovery of periodic law and creation of the periodic table of elements.

    • circa 1900

    Portrait of William Francis Hillebrand (1853-1925). Hillebrand was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 12, 1853, the son of renowned botanist William Hillebrand (1821-1886). William Francis Hillebrand studied at…

    • circa 1900

    Portrait of Charles Frederick Chandler (1836-1925), an industrial chemist whose research concerning sugar refining, gas manufacturing, and chemical education greatly impacted public sanitation and health.

    Charles…

    • circa 1900

    General view of chemist Ernest Arnold Congdon seated at a desk, presumably in his office at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry (later Drexel University) in Philadelphia. Born on August 9, 1866, Congdon…

    • 1903

    Full-page offset lithograph print in two colors (black and yellow/orange). "La Chimie aux Abois" appeared as a full-page illustration in the French satirical magazine L'Assiette au beurre (The Trough) in 1903. The…

    • 1904

    Portrait of Ira Remsen (1846-1927). Along with Constantin Fahlberg, Remsen discovered the artificial sweetener saccharin in 1879.

    A native of New York City, Remsen received his M.D. from the Columbia University…

    • circa 1907

    Portrait of Marston Taylor Bogert (1868-1954), American Chemical Society President (1907-1908) known for his work on the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, dyes, pharmaceuticals, and perfumes.

    Marston Taylor Bogert…