James Sheridan Muspratt, Irish chemist, c 1870.
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Engraving by William Holl after a photograph with facsimile signature. James Sheridan Muspratt (1821-1871) worked in Justus Liebig's (1803-1873) laboratory at Giesen University in Germany and became a partner in his father's chemical busines in 1857. He founded the Liverpool College of Chemistry in 1848.