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Darwin Correspondence Project

William Francis


Editor and publisher. Studied science at Berlin and Giessen, 1839–42. PhD in chemistry, Giessen, 1842. Editor of Philosophical Magazine, 1851–1904; Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 1859–97. Partner in the publishing firm Taylor & Francis, 1852; head of the firm, 1858.


Annals and Magazine of Natural History 1859–97

Brock and Meadows 1998

ODNB s.v. Taylor, Richard


ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.