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Frederick Settle Barff

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1823 Born son of Frederick Barff, of Willesden, Middlesex.

Educ at Hackney School, Hackney.

1840. Entered Cambridge Univ

1844 Graduated

1847 Became a priest

1851 Became a Roman Catholic

Painted some of the frescoes at Stonyhurst College.

1864 Studied chemistry at University College, London.

1868-85 Teacher of Chemistry at the Jesuit College, Beaumont, Jersey.

Delivered the Cantor Lectures on artistic pigments and glass painting, 1870 and 1872.

1871 Frederick S Barff 48, assistant professor of chemistry at University College, London, lived in Hampstead with Margaretta Barff 42[1]

Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Academy of Arts, and at the Catholic University College, Kensington.

Invented a process for the preservation of iron from rust; also Brolycerine for the preservation of fruit.

1880 John Dewrance took control of Barff's research laboratory and staff; this establishment subsequently became known as the Albion Chemical Works.

1886 Died at Buckingham.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 census
  • Cambridge Univ Alumni