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ID: 500086514
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500086514

 
Record Type: Person
De la Rue, Warren (British photographer and astronomer, 1815-1889)

Note: Warren De la Rue was a noted astronomer at the Kew Observatory and pioneer in astronomical photography, the method by which nearly all modern astronomical observations are made. He also made important discoveries in the fields of chemistry and electricity. After studying in Paris, he began working in his father's printing business, inventing an envelope-folding machine. He later invented the silver chloride battery, to do research on the discharge of electricity in gasses, and to invent the photo-heliograph for use in celestial photography. His stereoscopic pictures (formed by combining two photographs taken in succession) of the Sun and the Moon created a sensation at the International Exhibition of 1862 in London. In 1860 he directed an eclipse expedition in Spain and made observations proving that the prominences observed during total solar eclipses are connected with the Sun and not with the Moon. British polymath: scientist, astronomer, inventor, photographer, chemist; juror of exhibits at the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Names:
De la Rue, Warren (preferred,V,index)
Warren De la Rue (V,display)
De La Rue, Warren (V)
Warren De La Rue (V)
La Rue, Warren de (V)
Rue, Warren de La (V)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
photographer (preferred)
astronomer
physicist
inventor
scientist

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Guernsey island (Guernsey) (island)
Died:  London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  De la Rue, Warren (I)

Biographies:
(British photographer and astronomer, 1815-1889) ..... [VP Preferred]
(British, 1815-1889) ..... [JPGM]
(British scientist, 1815-1890) ..... [AVERY]
(British scientist) ..... [AVERY]
(British scientist) ..... [AVERY]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
De la Rue, Warren ........ [JPGM Preferred]
.................................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
De La Rue, Warren ........ [AVERY Preferred]
..................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
La Rue, Warren de ........ [AVERY]
.................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
Rue, Warren de La ........ [AVERY]
.................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
Warren De la Rue ........ [VP]
...............................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
Warren De La Rue ........ [AVERY, VP]
................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules

Subject: ........ [AVERY, Gallery Systems, JPGM, VP]
....................  Eskind and Drake, Index to American Photographic Collections (1990) 403
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: no2008126555
....................  Getty Museum, Authority file (2003-)
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: no2008126555
....................  RLIN authority files (1988-)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 18 November 2003
.......... RLIN authority files (1988-)
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