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H. D. ;
John William Draper (1811-1882), medical doctor, chemist, botanist, and professor at New York Univ.;
mother: Antonia Coetana de Paiva Pereira Gardner, daughter of personal physician to Emperor of Brazil; niece, Antonia Maury, also an astronomer.
graduated from New York University School of Medicine, at the age of 20, in 1857
United States of America
On the construction of a silvered glass telescope, fifteen and a half inches in aperture, and its use in celestial photography ; Researches on astronomical spectrum-photography
professor and dean of medicine at New York University
astronomical photography ; stellar spectroscopy
Obit. in Biogr. Memoirs of National Academy of Sciences: www.nasonline.org/publications/biographical-memoirs/memoir-pdfs/draper-henry.pdf
One of the pioneers of the use of astrophotography.