Wanda Margarite Kirkbride Farr (1895-1983)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0536]

Creator: Farr, Clifford Harrison 1879-1928

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

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Citation: Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

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Summary

Wanda Margarite Kirkbride (1895-1983) was completing graduate work in chemistry at Columbia University when she met and married Clifford Harrison Farr. When Clifford died in 1928, while they were living in St. Louis, Wanda Farr carried on with her research and eventually became Director of the Cellulose Laboratories at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research in Yonkers, New York, doing pioneering work on cellulose synthesis and plastids.

Subject

  • Farr, Clifford Harrison 1879-1928
  • Farr, Wanda K
  • Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
  • Columbia University

Cite as

Acc. 90-105 - Science Service, Records, 1920s-1970s, Smithsonian Institution Archives

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

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Topic

  • Chemistry
  • Women scientists

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0536]