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The Royal Institute of Chemistry British Postage Stamp Reproduction Postcards Collection includes four color postcard reproductions of four British postage stamps depicting molecular structures associated with the following subject areas of chemistry: conformation analysis, synthesis, chromatography, and crystallography. The 8 ½ pence stamp reproduction honors Derek Barton for his contributions to conformational analysis that simplified the intricate synthesis of complicated biological substances. The 10 pence stamp reproduction honors Norman Haworth and his contributions to the production of the first synthetic vitamin. The 11 pence stamp reproduction jointly honors Archer John Porter Martin and Richard Laurence Millington Synge and their contributions to gas chromatography. The 12 pence stamp reproduction jointly honors William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg and their contributions to pioneering the crystallography technique. Also included is an article from Chemical & Engineering News magazine explaining the significance of the four postage stamps and information about their production and distribution, as well as an envelope detailing the collection's contents and its derivation.
The Royal Institute of Chemistry British Postage Stamp Reproduction Postcards Collection was donated to the Science History Institute (formerly the Chemical Heritage Foundation) by Edward Riddle in April 1994.
- Barton, Derek H. R., 1918-1998
- Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942
- Bragg, William Lawrence, Sir, 1890-1971
- Haworth, Walter Norman, 1883-
- Martin, Archer John Porter, 1910-
- Synge, R. L. M.
- Science History Institute Archives
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- Finding created and encoded into EAD by Sean Cureton.
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- Access Restrictions
There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes and the collection is open to the public.
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