William Allen Miller, British chemist, c 1860s.
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Carte de visite photograph by Ernest Edwards. William Allen Miller (1817-1870) studied at Birmingham General Hospital and at Kings College, London before going to work for Justus Liebig (1803-1873) at his Giesen laboratory in 1840. In 1845 he became Profesor of Chemistry at Kings College and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society. Miller carried out pioneering research on spectrum analysis and stellar chemistry. His major work 'Elements of Chemistry' was published in 1855-57.