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Biographical entry Smith, John (1821 - 1885)

Born
12 December 1821
Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died
12 October 1885
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Chemist

Summary

John Smith was the first Professor of Chemistry and Experimental Physics at the University of Sydney 1852-81.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • H. Parkes - Records, A925; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

University of Sydney, Archives

  • John (1) Smith - Records, 1852 - 1881; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Hoare, Michael; Radford, Joan T., 'Smith, John (1821-1885), professor of chemistry and experimental physics', in Bede Nairn (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 6, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976, pp. 148-150. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A060170b.htm. Details

Edited Books

  • MacLeod, R. (ed.), University and Community in Nineteenth Century Sydney: Professor John Smith, 1821-1885, University of Sydney Press, Sydney, 1988, 110 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Burke, K., 'Early Photographic Processes and the John Smith Collection', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 26, 1959, pp. 354-355. Details
  • Le Fevre, R.J.W., 'John Smith, First Professor of Chemistry in Australia', The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings, vol. 26, 1959, pp. 348-353. Details
  • MacMillan, D., 'The Photography of Professor John Smith', Union Recorder, no. 20 September, 1962. Details
  • MacMillan, David S., 'Professor John Smith and the Beginnings of Photography in Australia.', The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings, vol. 26, 1959, pp. 242-247. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.