See also:American geologist and chemist, was
See also:born at Norwich, Conn., on the 5th of
See also:September 1826 . He lost his
See also:father when twelve years old, and had to
See also:earn his own livelihood . In the course of two years he found employment in a printing
See also:office, in an apothecary's
See also:shop, in a
See also:store and as a clerk . He became interested in natural science, and especially in chemical and medical studies, and in 1845 he was elected a member of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists at Yale—a
See also:body which four years later became the American Association for the
See also:Advancement of Science . In 1848 he read a paper in
See also:Philadelphia On Acid Springs and
See also:Gypsum Deposits of the
See also:Group . At Yale he became assistant to
See also:Professor B .
See also:Silliman, Jun., and- in 1846 was appointed chemist to the
See also:Geological Survey of
See also:Vermont . In 1847 he was appointed to similar duties on the
See also:Canadian Geological Survey at
See also:Montreal under
See also:Logan, and this
See also:post he held until 1872 . In 18J9 he was elected F.R.S., and he was one of the
See also:original members and
See also:president of the Royal Society of
See also:Canada . He was a frequent contributor to scientific
See also:journals, writing on the crystalline limestones, the origin of continents, the chemistry of the primeval
See also:earth, on serpentines, &c . He also wrote a notable "
See also:Essay on the
See also:History of the names
See also:Cambrian and
See also:Silurian " (Canadian Naturalist, 1872), in which the claims of Sedgwick, with respect to the grouping of the Cambrian strata, were forcibly advocated . He died in New
See also:York City on the 12th of
See also:February 1892 .
His publications include Chemical and Geological Essays (1875, ed . 2, 1879);
See also:Mineral Physiology and Physiography (1886) ; A New Basis for Chemistry (1887, ed . 3, 1891); Systematic
See also:Mineralogy (1891) . See an obituary
See also:notice by Persifor Frazer, Amer . Geologist (xi .
See also:Jan . 1893), with portrait .
ROBERT HUNT (1807-1887)
WILLIAM HENRY HUNT (1790—1864)
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