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Last NameDe la Rue    
Given NameWarren    
alt. NamesW. d. l. R. ; W. Delarue ;    
MarriageGeorgiana (1xxx-1xxx), the third daughter of Thomas Bowles of Guernsey (1xxx-1xxx)    
Childrenfour sons and one daughter    
Year born1815 or in Guernsey     
Year died1889    
Place of deathLondon    
Father's occupationThomas de la Rue (1xxx-1xxx), founder of the large firm of stationers in London ;    
RelativesJane (née Warren) (1xxx-1xxx) (mother) ;    
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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