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Playfair, Lyon (1818-1898) 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews, chemist

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Surname: Playfair
Forenames: Lyon
Gender: Male
Date: 1818-1898
Title: 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews
Biography: ODNB link for Playfair, Lyon (1818-1898) 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews, chemist
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P126306 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P23013 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Lyon Playfair
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1839-98: corresp and papers
Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit
NRA 11556 Playfair

See HMC Papers of British politicians 1782-1900, 1989
2
corresp and papers
Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
3
index to the playfair corespondence owned by Sir Edward Playfair (copy)
Natural History Museum Library and Archives
See Catalogue of MSS...Natural History Museum (1995)
4
1862: lecture notes
Strathclyde University Archives
NRA 9394
5
1851-90: corresp with Charles Babbage
British Library, Manuscript Collections
6
1842-89: corresp with Sir Edwin Chadwick
London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections
NRA 21653 Chadwick
7
1852-70: corresp with Sir Henry Cole
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum
NRA 13466 V & A Museum
8
1853-58: corresp with George Combe
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
9
letters (10) to Sir Henry De la Beche
National Museum of Wales
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
10
1859-73: letters to James Forbes
St Andrews University Library
NRA 13132
11
1860-85: letters (16) to Alexander Campbell Fraser
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
12
1859-96: corresp with WE Gladstone
British Library, Manuscript Collections
13
1853-67: letters to Lord Granville
The National Archives
14
1861-97: letters (12) to Thomas Huxley
Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit
NRA 8194 Huxley
15
1840-73: letters (41) to J von Liebig
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library)
See HMC MS papers of British scientists 1600-1940, 1982
16
1842-50: corresp with Sir Robert Peel
British Library, Manuscript Collections
17
1837-54: letters (47) to Sir Andrew Ramsay
Imperial College Archives and Corporate Records Unit
NRA 29646
18
1841-43: letters (66) to Sir Andrew Ramsay
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
19
1839-1896: misc corresp mainly with Lord Rosebery
National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections
20
1845-82: corresp with James Young
Strathclyde University Archives
NRA 37301 Strathclyde Univ
21
letters (19)
Royal Institution of Great Britain
NRA 9522
22
1854-1856: out letter book as secretary, Science Division, Department of Science and Art
Science Museum Library and Archives
See Annual Return 2005

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