Crookes, Sir William, 1832-1919 (Knight, chemist and science journalist)
- Existence: 1832-1919
Sir William Crookes (1832-1919), chemist and physicist, spent his career mostly in London, in independent research, consultancy and journalism. He founded Chemical News in 1859 and was its editor until 1906. In 1870 Crookes decided to study preternatural phenomena associated with spiritualism, and studied mediums such as D.D. Home and Kate Fox, and particularly Florence Cook, who produced for him many alleged materialisations of a phantom called Katey King. Crookes was elected FRS in 1863 and was President in 1913-15; he was President of SPR in 1897.
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A principal series of scientific correspondence, drafts and notes totalling 242 items, letters written to J.C. Maxwell from many scientists and institutions of Maxwell's day dating from his early days at Cambridge University until the day of his death.