The New International Encyclopædia/Richards, Ellen Swallow

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RICHARDS, Ellen Henrietta (Swallow) (1842— ). An American sanitary chemist, born at Dunstable, Mass. She studied at Vassar (1867-70), and then entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a special student. In 1875 she married Robert Hallowell Richards (q.v.), and in 1884 she was appointed instructor in sanitary chemistry in the Institute of Technology. She wrote: Chemistry of Cooking and Cleaning (1882); Food Materials and Their Adulterations (1886); Home Sanitation (1887, with Talbot); The Cost of Living (1899); and Air, Water, and Food (1900).