Papers include correspondence, articles, speeches, manuscripts, lab notes, charts, and computer printouts pertaining largely
to his research interests in the photosynthesis of purple bacteria, spectroscopy of plant pigments, and the construction of
spectroscopic equipment. Papers also include approximately 400 glass and film slides of charts, graphs, plants, equipment,
laboratories, and other scientists.
French, plant physiologist, was director of the Dept. of Plant Biology of the Carnegie Institution, located on the Stanford
University campus, from 1947 until his retirement in 1973. Prior to his arrival at Carnegie, he taught at the Harvard Medical
School, the University of Chicago, and the University of Minnesota.
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