Frank Greenaway

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Frank Greenaway (9 July 1917 – 16 June 2013) was Keeper of Chemistry at the Science Museum in London, England.[1] He authored a number of books and papers on the history of chemistry.[2]

Frank Greenaway studied Chemistry at Jesus College, Oxford. He was invalided out of the War and subsequently taught in Bournemouth, where he met his wife, Miranda (1916–2008). They had four children.

Greenaway lived in Surrey for most of his career as a curator at the Science Museum in London and a leading historian of science, specializing in chemistry. He retired to Reading, Berkshire.

Selected work[edit]




  1. ^ Robert Anderson (16 July 2013). "Frank Greenaway obituary | Culture". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 
  2. ^ Frank Greenaway, Chymica Acta: An Autobiographical Memoir, Jeremy Mills Publishing, 2007. Autobiography/Festschrift. Contributors: Frank Greenaway, Robert Anderson, Peter J.T. Morris, Derek Robinson. ISBN 978-1-905217-50-2. Launched at a meeting Archived 6 October 2008 at of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry held at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford on 10 December 2007.