j w draper


Henry, 1837–82, U.S. astronomer.
his father, John William, 1811–82, U.S. chemist, physiologist, historian, and writer; born in England.
Ruth, 1884–1956, U.S. diseuse and writer of character sketches.
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draper (ˈdreɪpə)
(Brit) a dealer in fabrics and sewing materials

Draper (ˈdreɪpə)
1.  Henry. 1837--82, US astronomer, who contributed to stellar classification and spectroscopy
2.  his father, John William. 1811--82, US chemist and historian, born in England, made the first photograph of the moon

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., from Anglo-Fr. draper, Fr. drapier (13c.), from drap (see drape).
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Draper   (drā'pər)  Pronunciation Key 
American astronomer who developed methods for photographing celestial objects and phenomena. He became the first to photograph a stellar spectrum (1872) and a nebula (1880).
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