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Harry Fletcher Brown (1867-1944)

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
1. Harry Fletcher Brown (1867-1944) Marker
Inscription.  A New Englander born into modest means, Harry Fletcher Brown was a chemist who developed smokeless powder. In 1904, he joined the Du Pont Company and later became a benefactor of education and social services.

Mr. Brown was an intense, energetic man of few words. As a University Trustee, he financed construction of this laboratory, of its mirror image on The Green, Hullihen Hall, and of an enlargement to Memorial Hall. He also helped attract important faculty to the University, including Allan P. Colburn, who fostered the growth of the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Several faculty members hold H. Fletcher Brown Professorships, a fitting legacy for a man whose state goal was to combine sound teaching and productive research.
 
Location. 39° 40.776′ N, 75° 45.113′ W. Marker is in Newark, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on The Green south of East Delaware Avenue (Delaware Route 273), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 163 The Green, Newark DE 19716, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this
Harry Fletcher Brown (1867-1944) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 15, 2019
2. Harry Fletcher Brown (1867-1944) Marker
marker); Dr. Walter J. Hullihen (1875-1944) (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Delaware (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954) (within shouting distance of this marker); George Gillespie Evans (1815-1904) (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named In Memoriam (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lammot du Pont Laboratory (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
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