Entrepreneurial Ventures in Chemistry: The Muspratts of by Peter Reed

By Peter Reed

The Muspratt relatives shape a desirable dynasty within the heritage of British trade and production. linked largely with the improvement of the chemical in Liverpool - James Muspratt (1793-1884) was once the 1st individual to make alkali on a wide scale utilizing the Leblanc method - the 3 generations of the relations additionally contributed to wider Victorian and Edwardian tradition via their pursuits in politics, schooling (founding the Liverpool collage of Chemistry in 1848), paintings, literature and theatre. this is often the 1st learn to offer the background of the Muspratts as a relatives staff and to think about the entrepreneurial spirit they dropped at chemical manufacture in Britain and to their many different ventures.

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