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Biographical entry Smith, Henry George (1852 - 1924)

Born
26 July 1852
Littlebourne, Kent, England
Died
19 September 1924
Roseville, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Chemist and Mineralogist

Summary

Henry George Smith was on the staff of the Sydney Technological Museum 1884- 1921. He studied chemistry at evening classes and was appointed Laboratory Assistant in 1890, Mineralogist in 1895 and Economic Chemist in 1899. He taught at Sydney Technical College 1898-1911.

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Events

1891 - 1895
Career position - Laboratory assistant at the Sydney Technological Museum
1891 - 1911
Career position - Lecturer in organic chemistry at Sydney Technical College
1895 - 1899
Career position - Mineralogist at the Sydney Technological Museum
1899
Taxonomy event - Honoured with Eucalyptus smithii R.T.Baker
1899 - 1921
Career position - Assistant curator and economic chemist at the Sydney Technological Museum
1902
Taxonomy event - Co-authority of Eucalyptus rossii R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm.
1902
Taxonomy event - Co-authority Eucalyptus apiculata R.T.Baker & H.G.Sm.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Powerhouse Museum

  • Henry George Smith - Records, 1891 - 1908, MA 135; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • List of Original Papers by Henry G. Smith, FCS, W.A. Gullick, Government Printer, Sydney, 1914. Details
  • Baker, Richard T.; Smith, Henry G., A research on the eucalypts, especially in regard to their essential oils, 2nd edn, Government Printer, Sydney, 1920, 471 pp. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Baker, Richard T.; Smith, Henry G., 'On the Presence of a True Manna on a "Blue Grass", Andropogon annulatus , Forsk.', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 30, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1896, pp. 291-308. Details
  • Baker, Richard T.; Smith, Henry G., 'On the Essential Oil and the Presence of a Solid Camphor or Stearoptene in the "Sydney Peppermint" Eucalyptus piperita, Sm', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 31, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1897, pp. 195-200. Details
  • Baker, Richard T.; Smith, Henry G., 'On "Grey Gum", (Eucalyptus punctata, DC.,) particularly in Regard to its Essential Oil', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 31, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1897, pp. 259-280. Details
  • Baker, Richard T.; Smith, Henry G., 'On the "Stringybark" Trees of N.S.Wales, Especially in Regard to their Essential Olis', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 32, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1898, pp. 104-119. Details
  • Baker, Richard T.; Smith, Henry G., 'On the Darwinias of Port Jackson and their Essential Oils', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 33, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1899, pp. 163-176. Details
  • H., G., 'Henry George Smith, FACI', The Science Journal of the University of Sydney, vol. VIII, no. 3, 1924. Details
  • Maiden, J.H. and Smith, Henry G., 'On a Natural Deposit of Aluminium Succinate in the Timber of Grevillea robusta', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 29, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1895, pp. 325-335. Details
  • Maiden, J.H. and Smith, Henry G., 'Preliminary Notes on the Bark of Carissa ovata, R. Br., var. stolonifera, Bail.', Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 6, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1895, pp. 278-282. Details
  • Maiden, J.H. and Smith, Henry G., 'A Contribution to the Chemistry of Australian Myrtaceous Kinos', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 29, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1895, pp. 30-40. Details
  • Maiden, J.H. and Smith, Henry G., 'Contributions to a Knowledge of Australian Vegetable Exudations. No. 1', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 29, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1895, pp. 393-404. Details
  • Mellor, D.P., 'H. G. Smith. A Pioneer in Australian Phytochemistry', The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings, vol. 27, 1960, pp. 309-216. Details
  • Pearson, Michael, 'The good oil: eucalyptus oil distilleries in Australia.', Australasian Historical Archaeology, vol. 11, 1993, pp. 99-107. Details
  • Smith, H.G., 'H.G. Smith - A Pioneer in Australian Phytochemistry, by D.P. Mellor', Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Melbourne, 1960, pp. 309-316. Details
  • Smith, Henry G., 'On Kaolinite from the Hawkesbury Sandstone', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 25, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1891, pp. 171-178. Details
  • Smith, Henry G., 'Preliminary Note on Limestone Occurring Near Sydney', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 26, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1892, pp. 302-304. Details
  • Smith, Henry G., 'Occurrence of Evansite in Tasmania', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 27, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1893, pp. 382-383. Details
  • Smith, Henry G., 'On Aromadendrin or Aromadendric Acid from the Turbid Group of Eucalypt Kinos', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 30, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1896, pp. 135-143. Details
  • Smith, Henry G., 'On the Constituents of the Sap of the "Silky Oak", Grevillea robusta , R. Br., and the Presence of Butyric Acid Therein', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 30, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1896, pp. 194-201. Details
  • Smith, Henry G., 'On the Saccharine and Astringent Exudations of the "Grey Gum" Eucalyptus punctata, DC., and on a Product Allied to Aromadendrin', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 31, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1897, pp. 177-194. Details
  • Smith, Henry G., 'Notes on Myrticolorin', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 31, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1897, pp. 377-380. Details
  • Smith, Henry G., 'On the Pinenes of the Oils of the Genus Eucalyptus', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 32, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1898, pp. 195-207. Details
  • Smith, Henry G., 'On Myrticolorin, the Yellow Dye Material of Eucalyptus Leaves', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, vol. 73, Chemical Society, London, 1898, pp. 697-701. Details
  • Smith, Henry G., 'Note on Eucalyptus Gum and Kino in the Proposed Addendum (to the British Pharmacopoeia)', The Chemist and Druggist of Australasia, vol. 14, 1899, p. 67. Details
  • Smith, Henry G., 'On the Crystalline Camphor of Eucalyptus Oil (Eudesmol), and the Natural Formation of Eucalyptol', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 33, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1899, pp. 86-107. Details
  • Smith, Henry George, 'obituary of Henry George Smith in presidential address by C. Anderson', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. 59, Acting Government Printer, Sydney, 1925, pp. 11-12. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Hall, Norman, Botanists of the Eucalypts: short biographies of people who have named eucalypts, whose names have been given to species or who have collected type material, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1978, 101 pp. Details
  • Legge, J. W. and Gibson, F., 'Victor Martin Trikojus, 1902-1985', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 4, 1987, pp. 519-531. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9870640519.htm. Details

McCarthy, G.J.