The New York Times/Edmond Fremy
Edmond Fremy, the French chemist, whose death was announced by The New York Times yesterday, was born at Versailles Feb. 28, 1814. He was the son of a professor of chemistry at the Saint-Cyr Military School, who gave to him his primary scientific instruction. He prepared the lectures of Pelouze at the Ecole Polytechnique, became a substitute of Gay-Lussac at the Museum of Natural History, and, in 1843 and in 1850, replaced Pelouze and Gay-Lussac. In February, 1879, he replaced Chevreul as Director of the museam. He retained this office until 1891. He was a member of the French Academy of Sciences, where he was elected in 1857 as Thenard's successor, and since 1878 a Commander of the Legion of Honor.
He was the editor of the "Encyclopedie Chimique," begun in 1886, the writer of a quantity of monographs printed since 1835 in the "Annales de Chimie," and the author of several authoritative works. Among these the most famous are "De la Composition Chimique du Cerveau," "Traite de Chimie Generale," in six volumes; "Chimie Elementaire," "Abrege de Chimie," "Le Metal a Canon," "Sur la Generation des Ferments," "Discours Preliminaires dur le Developpement et les Progres Recents de la Chimie," "Les Laboratoires de Chimie," "Le Guide du Chimiste," and "La Ramie."