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Biographical entry Foord, George

FCS

Occupation
Assayer

Summary

George Foord was one of the first two assayers employed by the Royal Mint when it opened its Melbourne branch in the late 1800s. He helped refine and speed up the process of assaying precious metals. Before joining the Mint he worked as a chemist and geologist in the Victorian goldfields. Foord published widely and was a Fellow of the Chemical Society (FCS), member of the Victorian Institute for the Advancement of Science from 1854 and of the Royal Society of Victoria from 1872.

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Book Sections

  • Foord, George, 'An Improved Method of Converting into Manure Animal Substances and Products (Patent: 1Sept.,1870: No.249)', in Index to New South Wales Letters of Registration of Inventions, 1854 to July 1887, Government Printer, Sydney, 1891, p. 24. Details

Journal Articles

  • Foord, G., 'On a Specimen of Native Copper Recently Found at Footscray, Near Melbourne', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 10, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1874, pp. 131-135. Details
  • Foord, George, 'Experiments on the Combustion of the Diamond', Quarterly Journal and Transactions of the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria, vol. 2, 1859-1860, p. 183. Details
  • Foord, George, 'Lecture on Modern Chemistry', Quarterly Journal and Transactions of the Pharmaceutical Society of Victoria, vol. 2, 1859-1860, pp. 157-164. Details
  • Foord, George, 'Advertisement, January 24, 1862', Dicker's Mining Record, and Guide to the Gold Mines of Australia, Thomas Dicker, Melbourne, 1862, p. 16. Details
  • Foord, George, 'On the Occurrence of the Diamond and Chloro-bromide of Silver among the Gold Ores of Australia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 6, 1862, p. 14. Details
  • Foord, George, 'Analysis of a Quartz Specimen', Dicker's Mining Record, and Guide to the Gold Mines of Australia, vol. 4, Thomas Dicker, Melbourne, 1865, p. 284. Details
  • Foord, George, 'A course of six lectures on applied chemistry : Lecture 6 - Household chemistry (17 Nov., 1870)', Industrial and Technological Museum: Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Spring Session of 1870, Samuel Mullen, Melbourne, 1871, pp. 184-205. Details
  • Foord, George, 'A course of five lectures on applied chemistry : Lecture 5 - Brewing (15 June, 1871)', Industrial and Technological Museum: Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Autumn Session of 1871, Samuel Mullen, Melbourne, 1871, pp. 184-199. Details
  • Foord, George, 'A course of six lectures on applied chemistry : Lecture 4 - The chemistry of the atmosphere (27 Oct., 1870)', Industrial and Technological Museum: Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Spring Session of 1870, Samuel Mullen, Melbourne, 1871, pp. 151-164. Details
  • Foord, George, 'A course of five lectures on applied chemistry: Lecture 2 - The manufacture of pottery (4 May, 1871)', Industrial and Technological Museum: Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Autumn Session of 1871, Samuel Mullen, Melbourne, 1871, pp. 122-141. Details
  • Foord, George, 'A course of 5 lectures on applied chemistry: Lecture 1 - The manufacture of glass (20 April, 1871)', Industrial and Technological Museum: Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Autumn Session of 1871, Samuel Mullen, Melbourne, 1871, pp. 97-121. Details
  • Foord, George, 'A course of six lectures on applied chemistry : Lecture 3 - The chemistry of the Sea (13 October, 1870)', Industrial and Technological Museum: Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Spring Session of 1870, Samuel Mullen, Melbourne, 1871, pp. 128-150. Details
  • Foord, George, 'A course of five lectures on applied chemistry : Lecture 4 - Tanning (1 June, 1871)', Industrial and Technological Museum: Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Autumn Session of 1871, Samuel Mullen, Melbourne, 1871, pp. 167-183. Details
  • Foord, George, 'A Course of six lectures on applied chemistry : Lecture 1 --Chemistry applied to manufactures. (15 Sept., 1870)', Industrial and Technological Museum: Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Spring Session of 1870, Samuel Mullen, Melbourne, 1871, pp. 87-110. Details
  • Foord, George, 'A course of six lectures on applied chemistry: Lecture 2 - Chemistry applied to agriculture (29 Sept., 1870)', Industrial and Technological Museum: Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Spring Session of 1870, Samuel Mullen, Melbourne, 1871, pp. 111-127. Details
  • Foord, George, 'A course of five lectures on applied chemistry: Lecture 2 - The manufacture of pottery (4 May, 1871)', Industrial and Technological Museum: Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Autumn Session of 1871, Samuel Mullen, Melbourne, 1871, pp. 142-166. Details
  • Foord, George, 'A course of six lectures on applied chemistry : Lecture 5 - On food preservation (10 Nov., 1870)', Industrial and Technological Museum: Lectures Delivered in the Lecture Room of the Museum During the Spring Session of 1870, Samuel Mullen, Melbourne, 1871, pp. 165-183. Details
  • Foord, George, 'Laboratory Notes', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 30, 1874, pp. 191-193. Details
  • Foord, George, 'Palladium', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 11, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1874, p. 8. Details
  • Foord, George, 'Notes on Enhydros Found at Beechworth', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 10, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1874, pp. 71-76. Details
  • Foord, George, 'On a Proposed New Method of Weighing, Applicable to the Gold Bullion Assay', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 12, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1874, pp. 93-109. Details
  • Foord, George, 'Notes on the Mechanical Assay of Quartz', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 10, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1874, pp. 139-147. Details
  • Foord, George, 'Decay of Gas Pipes in Certain Soils.', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 10, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1874, pp. 16-23. Details
  • Foord, George, 'On Hydrogenium', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, vol. 10, Wilson & Mackinnon, Melbourne, 1874, pp. 42-46. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Bolton, H. C.; Williams, N. H., 'Weighing and Assay in the Early Days of the Melbourne Branch of the Royal Mint', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 14, no. 1, 2002, pp. 47-66. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR02003.htm. Details
  • Collins, David J., 'An Explosion of Nitroglycerine in Sydney, 1866: a Window on Chemists and Chemistry in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Australia', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 13, no. 2, 2000, pp. 131-149. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR0001320131.htm. Details

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