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MS 77 Papers of Dr E.R.Ward relating to Charles Brachfield Mansfield

Charles Brachfield Mansfield

Material about Charles Brachfield Mansfield (1819-55), who was born in Rowner, Hampshire and educated at Winchester College and Clare College, Cambridge, before moving on to study chemistry at Royal College, London, 1846-8. After completing this course Mansfield undertook a series of experiments which resulted in the extraction of benzol from coal tar, leading to the foundation of the aniline industry. In 1851, Mansfield published a work on aerial navigation.

About the collection

The material was collected by Dr E.R.Ward and includes transcripts of correspondence with John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow (1821-1911), amongst the Ludlow papers in Cambridge University Library; newspaper cuttings and papers relating to Mansfield, with reprints of his works; glass negatives.

Date range:

1960s and 1970s

Former references:



6 boxes

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