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Biographical entry Pearson, Alfred Naylor (1856 - 1933)

Born
17 May 1856
Halton, Yorkshire, England
Died
5 August 1933
Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Chemist and Agriculturalist

Summary

Alfred Naylor Pearson was educated at the Royal School of Mines in London. He held a variety of professional positions in India including Professor of Biology at the University of Kutch; Curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Kutch, 1878) and shortly afterwards became resident engineer of an Indian mining company. In 1885 Pearson migrated to Australia where he worked as a chemist for government departments and was particularly active in experimental agriculture. He wrote "Manures and Manuring" in 1895 and many popular articles for newspapers. He set up a demonstration farm, Holton Grange, in 1907 but it was unsuccessful.

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1877 - 1878
Career position - Worked on developing the mineral resources of Kutch, India
1878 - c. 1883
Career position - Professor of Biology at the University of Kutch and Curator of the Victoria and Albert Museum in Kutch
1883 - c. 1885
Career position - Temporary Head of the meteorological department in West India
1885
Career position - University Examiner in Melbourne
1886 - 1902
Career position - Chemist for government departments
1888
Career position - Member of the royal commission on the introduction of contagious diseases amongst rabbits
1889
Career position - Search for Knowledge and Other Papers published
1890
Career position - Member of the Intercolonial Rust in Wheat Conference
1895 - 1896
Career position - Gave evidence to the inquiry into the butter industry in Victoria
1902 - 1907
Career position - Head of the Department of Agriculture in Natal, South Africa

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Journal Articles

  • Pearson, A.N., 'Analyses of Soils', The Australasian Journal of Pharmacy, vol. 2, A.E. Massina, Melbourne, 1887, pp. 394-395. Details
  • Pearson, A.N., 'Science and Farming.', The Journal of the National Agricultural Society of Victoria (March issue, 1889, pp. 11-12, No. 45, pp. 11-12. Details
  • Pearson, A.N., 'A.N. Pearson', The Scientific Australian : a popular quarterly journal devoted to the arts and industries, vol. 2, Printed for Phillips, Ormonde and Co. by G.A. Green, Melbourne, 1897, p. 37. Details
  • Pearson, A.N., 'Notes on Some Simple Laboratory Contrivances', Report of the Seventh Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 7, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1898, p. 339. Details
  • Pearson, A.N., 'Note on the Correspondence Between the Results of the Chemical Analysis of a Soil and its Productiveness ', Report of the Seventh Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, vol. 7, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, Sydney, 1898, pp. 947-952. Details

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