Title: Portrait of William Allen

Creator: Henry Chawnes Shenton after Henry Perronet Briggs

Description: Portrait of William Allen. Engraving by Henry Chawnes Shenton after 1843/1844 painting by Henry Perronet Briggs and published by J Churchill.

William Allen was one of the original 13 founders of the Geological Society of London.

WILLIAM ALLEN (1770- 1843), of Plough Court, a member of the Society of Friends, and an analytical chemist, entered the establishment of J G Bevan in Plough Court, took. Over the business in 1795, and became the founder of the firm of Allen and Hanbury, pharmaceutical chemists. He was elected FRS in 1807. He resigned his fellowship of the Geological Society in 1831. From Woodward, H B ‘History of the Geological Society of London’, London: Longmans, Green & Co (1907).

Date: [?1844]

Format: Engraving

Archive reference: GSL/POR/56/4

Image reference: 01-56

Recommended print size: Up to 10 x 8 inches (25 x 14cm)

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