Lewis Evans (Collector)

Lewis Evans (Collector)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lewis Evans (1853-1930) was an English businessman and scientific instrument collector. Lewis Evans was the son of Sir John Evans, an archaeologist, and younger brother of the more famous archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851-1941) who excavated Knossos in Crete. He studied chemistry at University College London and became a businessman. During his career, he rose to Chairman of the family paper-making firm John Dickinson & Co. Ltd and lived at Russels, a country house near the company's paper mill, close to Watford. Over the course of about fifty years, Evans also built up an important collection of scientific instruments. In 1924, he presented this collection of sundials, astrolabes, early mathematical instruments and associated library of early books to Oxford University. The Lewis Evans Collection was made accessible to the public in the same year and he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University in 1925.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136587599
  • 9786136587592