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Last NameDraper    
Given NameHenry    
alt. NamesH. D. ;    
Year born1837    
Year died1882    
Place of death    
Father's occupationJohn William Draper (1811-1882), medical doctor, chemist, botanist, and professor at New York Univ.;    
Relativesmother: Antonia Coetana de Paiva Pereira Gardner, daughter of personal physician to Emperor of Brazil; niece, Antonia Maury, also an astronomer.    
Educationgraduated from New York University School of Medicine, at the age of 20, in 1857    
Country of ActivityUnited States of America    
Worked forOn the construction of a silvered glass telescope, fifteen and a half inches in aperture, and its use in celestial photography ; Researches on astronomical spectrum-photography     
Patronage professor and dean of medicine at New York University    
Techniquesastronomical photography ; stellar spectroscopy    
Archival sourcesObit. in Biogr. Memoirs of National Academy of Sciences: www.nasonline.org/publications/biographical-memoirs/memoir-pdfs/draper-henry.pdf    
Published sources    
otherOne of the pioneers of the use of astrophotography.    

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