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HIMES, Charles Francis, educator, born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, 2 June, 1838. He was graduated at Dickinson college in 1855, and subsequently studied chemistry under Liebig in the University of Giessen, Germany. Later he taught in the Wyoming conference academy, and then in the Baltimore female college. In 1865 he was appointed professor of chemistry and physics in Dickinson, which chair he held for twenty years, when he ceased to teach chemistry, but continued to give instruction in physics. He has also been secretary of the board of trustees and of the college faculty since 1868. Professor Himes is a member of scientific societies, and has published "Tables for Qualitative Analysis," translated and edited (Philadelphia, 1866); "Leaf-Prints, or Glimpses at Photography" (1868); "Flame Reactions," translated (1868); " Total Eclipse of the Sun, 7 August, 1869" (Gettysburg, 1869); "The Stereoscope" (Philadelphia, 1872); " Stereograph-Book" (1876); " Historical Sketch of Dickinson College" (Harrisburg, 1879)" and " Lecture on Actinism," which was read at the International electrical exhibition held in Philadelphia during 1884 (1884), and he has also contributed papers to scientific publications.
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