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Biographical entry MacIvor, Ralph Waldo Emerson (c. 1852 - 1917)

Born
c. 1852
United Kingdom
Died
1 April 1917
Occupation
Agricultural chemist

Summary

Ralph Waldo E. MacIvor was a highly respected agricultural chemist, lecturer and prolific writer. He is known to have lectured at the University of Melbourne (Chemistry Department), Sydney Technical College (Agriculture Department) and in New Zealand and Scotland. MacIvor was educated in the United Kingdom becoming an Associate (1878) then Fellow (1883) of the Institute of Chemistry GBI and in 1889 became a member of the Society of Chemical Industry.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • MacIvor, Ralph W. Emerson, The Chemistry of Agriculture, Stillwell, Melbourne, 1879, 275 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • MacIvor, Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'MacIvor's Improved Method of Disposing of and Utilizing Night-soil, and Extracting therefrom, and Converting the Same into, Merchantable Commodities (Patent: 20 March, 1886)', in Index to New South Wales Letters of Registration of Inventions, 1854 to July 1887, Government Printer, Sydney, 1891, p. 27. Details

Journal Articles

  • Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Chloral and Chloral Hydrate', The Chemist and Druggist, with Australasian Supplement, vol. 1, 1878, pp. 20-21. Details
  • Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Note on the Corrosion of the Boilers of Locomotives', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 56, 1887, p. 201. Details
  • Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Australian Bat Guano and Some Minerals Occurring Therein', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 55, 1887, pp. 215-216. Details
  • Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'The Exhaustion of Virgin Soils in Australasia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, pp. 25-26. Details
  • Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Australian Gold and Native Antimony', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 64. Details
  • Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Note on Extensive Discoveries of Alum-Stone (Alunite) and Sulphur in New South Wales', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 64. Details
  • Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Note on the Occurrence of Epsomite on White Island, New Zealand', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 114. Details
  • Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Note on Extensive Discoveries of Alum-Stone (Alunite) and Sulphur in New South Wales', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 64. Details
  • Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'The Chemistry of the Onion as a Field Crop in Australia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, pp. 95-96. Details
  • Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'Occurrences of Chrome Iron Ore in Australasia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, pp. 1-2. Details
  • Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Australian Gold and Native Antimony', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 64. Details
  • Macivor, R.W. Emerson, 'On Some Australian Indigenous Saline Fodder-Plants', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 57, 1888, p. 33. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W. Emerson (Ed.), MacIvor's Farmer's Year Book: The Australasian Agricultural Annual, vol. -1, Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1883, pp. 1-116. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W. Emerson (Ed.), 'The Chemist in the Dairy', MacIvor's Farmers year Book. The Australasian Agricultural Annual, vol. -2, Cameron, Laing and Co, Melbourne, 1884, pp. 1-19. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W. Emerson (Ed.), 'Australian Wood-Ash as Manure ', MacIvor's Farmer's Year Book: The Australasian Agricultural Annual, 116 pp. Publ. by Cameron, Laing and Co., 112 Flinders Lane East, Melbourne, vol. -3, Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1885, pp. 62-64. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W.E, 'On New Zealand Graphite', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 55, 1887, p. 125. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W.E., 'On Perbromic Acid', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 33, 1876, p. 35. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W.E., 'The Chemical Profession in Australia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 37, 1878, p. 120. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Chemistry in Australia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 39, 1879, p. 207. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W.E., 'The Chemistry of Agriculture (a review of)', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 41, 1880, p. 250. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W.E., 'MacIvor's Farmers' Annual', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 48, 1883, p. 93. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Fodder Plants and Grasses', MacIvor's Farmers' Year Book: The Australasian Annual, edited by R.W. Emerson MacIvor, F.I.C., F.C.S., Member Phys. Soc., London Publ. by Cameron, Laing and Co., 112 Flinders Lane east., Melbourne, no year given, but must be 1883, see 1884 vol., vol. 1, Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1883, pp. 43-49. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W.E., 'The Chemist in the Dairy', MacIvor's Farmers' Year Book: The Australasian Agricultural Annual. Edited by R.W. Emerson MacIvor, F.I.C., F.C.S., Mem Phys Soc., London, publ. by Cameron, Laing & Co., 112 Flinders Lane East., Melbourne (xxiv + 132 pp), Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1884, pp. 1-32. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Rational Agriculture', MacIvor's Farmers' Year Book: The Australasian Annual, Ed. by R.W. Emerson MacIvor, F.I.C, F.C.S., Mem. Phys. Soc., London, vol. 3, Cameron, Laing & Co., Melbourne, 1885, pp. 41-79. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Notes on a New Zealand Sulphur Island and Some Remarkable forms of Native sulphur', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 56, 1887, pp. 251-253. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Note on Bismuthic Gold ("Black Gold")', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, vol. 55, 1887, p. 191. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Note on the petroleum and native paraffin of New Zealand', The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, vol. 8, Society of Chemical Industry, London, 1889, p. 39. Details
  • MacIvor, R.W.E., 'Onions as a field-crop in Australia.', The Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry, vol. 8, Society of Chemical Industry, London, 1889, p. 294. Details

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