Abel, Frederick Augustus (1826-1902)

Abel, Sir Frederick Augustus (1826-1902), chemist, was born in London, and devoted himself to the science of explosives, expounding his discoveries in Gun-cotton (1866), Electricity applied to Explosive Purposes (1884), &c. He has been chemist to the War Department and Ordnance Committees, and was made C.B. 1877, K.C.B. and D.C.L. 1883, and a baronet 1893. He became secretary to the Imperial Institute in 1887, and was president of the British Association in 1890.
1. Chamber's Biographical Dictionary, Philadelphia, 1926, page 6.

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