François Edmond Paris (I806-1893), French Admiral
A detailed account of this officer’s career (name pronounced ‘Pariss’). He studied marine engineering in England, and subsequently while commanding one of the very first engined French warships researched the most economic methods of combining steam and sail. After retirement, while curator of Musée de la Marine (1871) he published his magnum opus Souvenirs de Marine for which he drew many of the plates. He also co-authored with Bonnefoux a comprehensive marine dictionary, dealing with both sail and steam powered vessels. He is chiefly remembered for his achievements as a nautical researcher.