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1823 Born son of Frederick Barff, of Willesden, Middlesex.
Educ at Hackney School, Hackney.
1840. Entered Cambridge Univ
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
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.