Plaque marking the birthplace of John Dalton, Eaglesfield

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Eaglesfield


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  • Description

    "This blue plaque is fixed to the cottage [[4245522]] in which John Dalton was born in 1766. The plaque was placed to mark a national chemical landmark by the Royal Society of Chemists who recognised him for pioneering work in the areas of pressures of gases, atomic theory and colour-blindness (which he suffered from). The text on the plaque reads: JOHN DALTON RRS (1766 - 1844) 1778 - 1793: Teacher (Eaglesfield, Pardshaw, kendal) 1793 - 1844: Scientist and Educator (Manchester) 1817 - 1844: President, Manchester Lit & Phil Soc Laws of Partial Pressures and Multiple Proportions, recognised Colour Blindness and revolutionised Chemistry through his Atomic Theory 7 June 2007 " Photo by Graham Robson, 2014.
  • Owner

    Graham Robson
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4245539
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 6 months ago
    Viewed: 101 times
    Picture Taken: 2014-11-06
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