Collection relating to Sir William Henry Perkin's research into the discovery of the aniline dye mauveine, plus documents relating to Perkin's career, family and global recognition.
Series 1: Perkin's Papers (2 boxes) Lectures notes and notebooks, correspondence (1856-1906), photographs, company articles, Royal Society documents.
Series 2: Research and Patents (1 box) Published papers, official correspondence, speeches, and books relating to the discovery of mauveine.
Series 3: Press Cuttings and Obituaries (1 box) Articles published about Perkin, during his lifetime and after, press cuttings, obituary notices, family tree.
Series 4: Perkin Family Papers (1 box) Photos of Perkin, papers relating to Perkin Centennial, hymn service sheets for William Perkin and Alexandrine Perkin's burials.
Series 5: Seals and Objects (2 boxes and 12 loose objects) Perkin Jubilee memorabilia, textile dye specimens, skein dyes with Mauve, seals and stamp, piece of floor of Perkin's laboratory.
Series 6: Awards and Medals Illuminated addresses, souvenirs from honorary degree ceremonies, medal.
2 linear metres
- Open access.
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