WILLIAMSON, Alexander William. 12415



Autograph Letter Signed, to Thompson, enclosing a line to Stanley “but am told that he is not very free now in admitting foreigners”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches, traces of mounting at corners. 15 Primrose Hill Road, 22 February 1882. Alexander William Williamson FRS 1824–1904), English chemist of Scottish descent, is credited for his research on the formation of ether by the interaction of sulphuric acid and alcohol, known as the Williamson ether synthesis.