Biographical entry Grayson, Henry Joseph (1856 - 1918)
- 9 May 1856
Worrall, Yorkshire, England
- 21 March 1918
Clyde, Victoria, Australia
- Nurseryman and Geologist
Henry Joseph Grayson worked as a nurseryman but became interested in botany and microscopy which eventually led to a talent for preparing microscope slides and the invention of a micro-ruling machine. He joined the Geology Department, University of Melbourne in 1900.
Born 9 May 1856. Died 21 March 1918. Trained as a gardener, was in New Zealand from the early 1880s for some years, nurseryman, Melbourne 1887-98, laboratory assistant, University of Melbourne 1898-1909, research fellow 1909-18. Syme Prize 1917.
The University of Melbourne Archives
- Henry Joseph Grayson - Records, 1900 - 1918; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details
- Bolton, H. C., 'Grayson, Henry Joseph (1856-1918)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 9, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1983, pp. 87-88. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090090b.htm. Details
- 'Grayson, Henry Joseph', in Physics in Australia to 1945, R.W. Home, with the assistance of Paula J. Needham, Australian Science Archives Project, June 1995, http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/physics/P001250p.htm. Details
- 'Grayson, Henry Joseph (1856-1918)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1468652. Details
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