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Last NameDe la Rue    
Given NameWarren    
alt. NamesW. d. l. R. ; W. Delarue ;    
MarriageGeorgiana, the third daughter of Thomas Bowles of Guernsey    
Childrenfour sons and one daughter    
Year born1815 or in Guernsey     
Year died1889    
Place of deathLondon    
Father's occupationThomas de la Rue, founder of the large firm of stationers in London, mother Jane (née Warren).    
Educationin London & in Paris, then entered his father's business & devoted leisure hours to chemical & electrical researches; in astronomy by James Nasmyth    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forOn the total solar eclipse of July 18th, 1860, observed at Rivabellosa    
PatronageRoyal Astronomical Society (member & publ. in Monthly Notices) ; Brit. Ass. f. Adv.of Science (plen. lecture 1859) ; Chemical Society; Royal Society ;    
Collaboratorsresearcher Balfour Stewart & Mr B. Loewy on solar physics ; chemist Dr. Hugo Muller (Müller) ; N. Maskelyne: swanseamuseum.wordpress.com/2010/10/14/from-the-collection-no-1/ ; ->Paul Pretsch; Edwin Hill ;    
Techniquesastronomical photography & stereography; wet collodion; experim.photomechanical prints such as heliotypography, photoheliography & photogalvanography    
Sample(s)www.londonstereo.com/modern_stereos_moons.html ; http://astro-canada.ca/_en/photo690.php?a2300_1865 ;     
Archival sourcessee var. links at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_De_la_Rue    
Published sourcesAKL ; Journ. Chem. Soc. 57: 441 ; Nature 40: 26 ; The Times (22 April 1889) ; Royal Soc., Catalogue of Scientific Papers ; K. Hentschel: Mapping the Spectrum (Oxford 2002: 161f.) ; Thomas 1997: 199 & 205f. ; Corey Keller: Brought to Light-Photography & the Invisible 1840-1900 (2009) ; R. Krauss: Hist. Photography 2: 302 ;    
otherKnown as British astronomer & chemist, most famous for pioneering work in astronomical photography, stereoscopy & photomechanical printing techniques; espedition to Spain f. solar eclipse 1860.    

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