JOHN W DRAPER SIGNED SLIP, "J. W. Draper", 3 x 1, by chemist, historian, philosopher, photographer, author History of the American Civil War and History of the Conflict between Religion and Science. In fine condition, with age toning and mounting remnants on the reverse which do not show through.
John William Draper (1811 – 1882) was an English-born American scientist, philosopher, physician, chemist, historian and photographer. He is credited with producing the first clear photograph of a female face (1839–40) and the first detailed photograph of the moon in 1840. He was also the first president of the American Chemical Society (1876–77) and a founder of the New York University School of Medicine. Draper's chief contribution to abstract science was research in radiant energy. His work on the spectra of incandescent substances foreshadowed the development of spectrum analysis, in which his son Henry Draper became a pioneer. One of Draper's books, the History of the Conflict between Religion and Science, popularized the conflict thesis proposing intrinsic hostility in the relationship between religion and science. It was widely read and was translated into several languages.