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Biographical entry Liversidge, Archibald (1846 - 1927)

FRS

Born
17 November 1846
Turnham Green, England
Died
26 September 1927
Occupation
Chemist and Geologist

Summary

Archibald Liversidge was Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Sydney 1874-1891 and Professor of Chemistry 1891-1907. He served on the Committee of Management of the Technological, Industrial and Sanitary Museum, Sydney 1880-1889 and was a key figure in the establishment of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science in 1887. Having joined the Royal Society of New South Wales in 1872, Liversidge became heavily involved in its activities, being Secretary form 1874 to 1884, and editing its Journal and proceedings for many years. The Archibald Liversidge Medal has been awarded by the Royal Society of New South Wales since 1931, with the awardee presenting a lecture to the Society.

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Events

1872 - 1874
Career position - Reader in Geology and Assistant in the Laboratory, University of Sydney
1874 - 1881
Career position - Professor of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Sydney
1874 - 1884
Career position - Honorary Secretary, Royal Society of New South Wales
1878 - 1904
Career position - Member of the Senate, University of Sydney
1879 - 1907
Career position - Inaugural Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Sydney
1880 - 1889
Career position - Member, Committee of Management, Technological, Industrial and Sanitary Museum, Sydney
1881 - 1891
Career position - Professor of Chemistry and Mineralogy, University of Sydney
1882 - 1927
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, London
1885
Career position - President, Royal Society of New South Wales
1886 - 1888
Career position - Honorary Secretary, Royal Society of New South Wales
1888
Career position - Founding Member, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1888 - 1909
Career position - Founding Secretary, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1889
Career position - President, Royal Society of New South Wales
1891 - 1907
Career position - Professor of Chemistry, University of Sydney
1892
Career event - Founded School of Mines, University of Sydney
1898
Career position - President, Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science
1900
Career position - President, Royal Society of New South Wales
1909
Life event - Returned to the United Kingdom
1909 - 1912
Career position - Vice-President, Society of Chemical Industry, United Kingdom
1910 - 1913
Career position - Vice-President, Chemical Society, United Kingdom

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Archival resources

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

  • Angus & Robertson - Records, 1824 - 1933, ML MSS 314; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Baldwin Spencer - Records, 1880 - 1929, ML MSS 29; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Clarke Family Papers - Records, 1789 - 1879, ML MSS 139; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Powerhouse Museum

  • Archibald Liversidge - Records, 1882 - 1923, MRS 1, 2, 4, 202, 53, 113 ....; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Royal Society of New South Wales

  • Archibald Liversidge - Records, 1869; Royal Society of New South Wales. Details

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Archibald Liversidge - Records, 1874 - 1907, P 8; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Articles

Books

  • Liversidge, Archibald, The Minerals of New South Wales, Etc. (London: Trübner & Co., 1888), (viii) + 326 + 2 + map pp. Details
  • Macleod, Roy, Archibald Liversidge, FRS: imperial science under the souther cross (Sydney: Royal Society of New South Wales and University of Sydney University Press, 2009), 637 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Le Fevre, R.J.W., 'The Establishment of Chemistry within Australian Science' in A Century of Scientific Progress (Sydney: Royal Society of New South Wales, 1961). Details
  • Macleod, Roy, 'Colonial Science Under the Southern Cross: Archibald Liversidge, FRS, and the Shaping of Anglo-Australian Science' in Science Across the European Empires, 1800-1950, Benedikt Stuchtey, ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press/German Historical Institute, 2005), pp. 175-213. Details
  • Macleod, Roy M., 'Archibald Liversidge, 1846-1927' in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004). Details
  • Mellor, D. P., 'Liversidge, Archibald (1846-1927), scientist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Douglas Pike, ed., vol. 5 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1974), pp. 93-94. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A050110b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Baker, T. H., 'Archibald Liversidge: a Giant of Australian Science', Chemistry in Australia, 64 (9) (1997), 16-19. Details
  • Butt, C. R. M. and Timms, N. E., 'The Liversidge Nugget Collection: a New Look at Some Old Gold', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 58 (7) (2011), 777-91. Details
  • David, T. W. E., 'Archibald Liversidge', Journal of the Chemical Society (1938), 589. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Deniliquin Meteorite', Transactions of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 6 (1872), 97-103. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On supersaturated saline solutions', Philosophical Magazine (1873), 67-76. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Note on the Bingera Diamond District', Transactions of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 7 (1873), 91-101. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Iron Ore and Coal Deposits from Wallerawang, New South Wales', Transactions of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 8 (1874), 81-91. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Nickel Minerals from New Caledonia', Transactions of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 8 (1874), 75-80. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Note on a New Mineral from New Caledonia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 29 (1874), 212-213. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Note on a New Mineral from New Caledonia', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, 27 (1874), 613-615. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Examples of Pseudo-Crystallization ', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 9 (1875), 152-153. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Note on the Bingera diamond-fields ', Philosophical Magazine (1875), 480-481. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Minerals of New South Wales', Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 9 (1875), 154-215. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On a Remarkable Example of Contorted Shale', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 10 (1876), 241-242. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Formation of Moss Gold and Silver', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 10 (1876), 125-134. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Fossiliferous Siliceous Deposit, Richmond River (one plate), and the so-called Meerschaum from the Richmond River', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 10 (1876), 237-240. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Disease of Sugar Cane, Queensland', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 34 (1876), 272. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Formation of Moss Gold and Silver', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 35 (1877), 68-71. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Ocurrence of Chalk in the New Britain Group', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 11 (1877), 85-91. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The New Nickel Minerals from New Caledonia', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 36 (1877), 9. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Third report to the Sydney City and suburban Sewage and health Board upon the Quality of the Sydney City and Suburban Water Supply', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 35 (1877), 195. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On Some New South Wales Minerals', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 14 (1880), 213-225. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Water from a Hot Spring, Fiji Islands', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 14 (1880), 147-148. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Action of Sea-Water Upon Cast-Iron', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 14 (1880), 149-154. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Water from a Hot Spring, New Britain', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 14 (1880), 145. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Composition of Some Wood Enclosed in Basalt', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 14 (1880), 155-157. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Water from a Hot Spring, Fiji Islands', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 42 (1880), 324-325. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Water form a Hot Spring, New Britain', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 42 (1880), 324. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Notes upon some Minerals from New Caledonia', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 14 (1880), 227-246. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On The Composition of Some Coral Limestones, &c., from the South Sea Islands', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 14 (1880), 159-162. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Alkaloid from Piturie', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 14 (1880), 123-132. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Upon the Composition of Some New South Wales Coals', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 14 (1880), 181-212. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Alkaloid from Piturie', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 43 (1881), 124-126, 138-140. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Analyses of Queensland Soils', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, 39 (1881), 61-63. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Alkaloid from Piturie (paper read before the Royal Society of NSW, Nov., 1880)', Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions (1881), 815-818. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Action of Sea Water upon Cast-Iron', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 43 (1881), 121-123. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Bingera Meteorite, New South Wales', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 16 (1882), 35-37. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Rocks from New Britain and New Ireland (Preliminary Notice)', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 16 (1882), 47-51. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Deniliquin or Barrata Meteorite', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 16 (1882), 31-33. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Chemical Composition of Certain Rocks, New South Wales, &c.', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 16 (1882), 39-46. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Minerals on New South Wales (a review of)', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 47 (1883), 82-83. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On Some New South Wales Minerals', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 18 (1884), 43-48 (2 plates). Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Metallic Meteorite, Queensland', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 20 (1886), 73. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Notes on Some New South Wales Silver and Other Minerals', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 20 (1886), 231-233. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Notes on Some Rocks and Minerals from New Guinea, & etc.', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 20 (1886), 227-230. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'President's Address', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 20 (1886), 1-41. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Composition of Some Pumice and Lava from the Pacific', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 20 (1886), 235-239. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Notes on the Thunda Meteorite, Queensland', Report of the First Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 1 (1888), 182. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Notes on Some Australian Minerals', Report of the First Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 1 (1888), 182. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Proposed Chemical Laboratory, at the University of Sydney', Report of the First Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 1 (1888), 168-182. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Notes on Some New South Wales Minerals. ( Note No. 5)', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 22 (1888), 362-366. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Removal of Gold from Suspension and Solution by Fungoid Growths', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 62 (1890), 277-279, 290-291. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Notes on Some Hot Spring Waters', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 62 (1890), 264-265. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Notes on Some Hot Spring Waters', Report of the Second Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 2 (1890), 388-394. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'President's address', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 24 (1890), 1-38. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Removal of Gold from Suspension and Solution by Fungoid Growths', Report of the Second Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 2 (1890), 399-407. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Australian Meteorites', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 62 (1890), 267. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Australian Meteorites', Report of the Second Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 2 (1890), 387-388. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On Some New South Wales and other Minerals', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 25 (1891), 234-241. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Presence of Magnetite in Certain Minerals and Rocks', Report of the Fourth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 4 (1892), 296-302. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On Iron Rust Possessing Magnetic Properties', Report of the Fourth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 4 (1892), 302-320. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Gold Moire-Metallique', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 27 (1893), 346-347. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Origin of Moss Gold', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 27 (1893), 287-298. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Crystallization of Gold in Hexagonal Forms', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 27 (1893), 343-346. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Schedules for use of students of mineralogy', Report of the Fifth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 5 (1893), 408-9. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'A Combination Laboratory Lamp, Retort, and Filter Stand', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 27 (1893), 347-348. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Origin of Gold Nuggets', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 27 (1893), 303-343. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Condition of Gold in Quartz and Calcite Veins', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 27 (1893), 299-303. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Structure of Gold Nuggets', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 70 (1894), 199. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Gold Moire-Metallique', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 69 (1894), 210. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Origin of Gold Nuggets, contd. in Chem. News, 1894, 70, p. 6', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 69 (1894), 260-262, 267-268, 281-283, 296-298, 303-304. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Condition of Gold in Quartz and Calcite Veins', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 69 (1894), 162-163. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Origin of Gold Nuggets, contd. from Chem. News, 1894, 69, p. 304', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 70 (1894), 6-8, 21-22. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Origin of Moss Gold', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 69 (1894), 152-155. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Boleite, Nantokite, Kerargyrite,, and Cuprite from Broken Hill, N.S. Wales', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 28 (1894), 94-98. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Preliminary Note on the Occurrence of Gold in the Hawkesbury Rocks about Sydney', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 28 (1894), 185-188. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Crystallisation of Gold in Hexagonal Forms', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 69 (1894), 172-173. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'A Combination Laboratory Lamp, Retort, and Filter Stand', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 69 (1894), 219. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Contributions to the Bibliography of Gold', Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 6 (1895), 240-256. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Models to show the axes of crystals', Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 6 (1895), 321. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Abbreviated names for certain crystal forms', Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 6 (1895), 320. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Crystallised Carbon Dioxide', Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 6 (1895), 240. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Corrosion of Aluminium', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 71 (1895), 134. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Variation in the Amount of Free and Albuminoid Ammonia in Waters, on Keeping', Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 6 (1895), 235-239. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Removal of Silver and Gold from Sea-Water by Muntz Metal Sheathing', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 29 (1895), 350-366. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Variation in the Amount of Free and Albumenoid Ammonia in Waters, on Keeping', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 71 (1895), 225-226, 237, 249. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Experiments Upon the Porosity of Plasters and Cements', Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 6 (1895), 737-740. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Crystallized Carbon Dioxide', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 71 (1895), 152. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On Some New South Wales and other Minerals (Note 7)', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 29 (1895), 316-325. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Amount of Gold and Silver in Sea-Water', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 29 (1895), 335-349. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Internal Structure of Gold Nuggets', Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 6 (1895), 240. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Abbreviated Names for Certain Crystal Forms', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 71 (1895), 140-141. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Corrosion of Aluminium', Report of the Sixth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 6 (1895), 239-240. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Removal of Silver and Gold from Sea-Water by Muntz Metal Sheathing', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 74 (1896), 182-4, 191-4. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On Some New South Wales and other Minerals', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 74 (1896), 113-116. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Amount of Gold and Silver in Sea-Water', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 74 (1896), 146-7, 160-1,166-8. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Crystalline Structure of Gold and Platinum Nuggets and Gold Ingots', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 31 (1897), 70-79. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Presence of Gold in Natural Saline Deposits and Marine Plants', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, 71 (1897), 298-299. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Crystalline Structure of Gold and Platinum Nuggets and Gold Ingots', Journal of the Chemical Society, London, 71 (1897), 1125-1131. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Blue Pigment in Coral (Heliopora Coerulea) and other Animal Organisms', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 32 (1898), 256-268. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Presidential address, Seventh meeting of AAAS, 1898', Report of the Seventh Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 7 (1898), 1-53. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'Crystallised Carbon Dioxide', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 77 (1898), 216. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'On the Corrosion of Aluminium', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 77 (1898), 207. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The origin of gold nuggets', The Australian Mining Standard, Special Edition (1899), 137-141. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'The Blue Pigment in Coral (Heliopora coerulea) and other Animal Organisms', The Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science, 80 (1899), 29-31, 41-43. Details
  • Liversidge, Archibald, 'obituary of Archibald Liversidge in presidential address by J. Douglas Stewart', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 62 (1928), 8-10. Details
  • Macleod, Roy and Branagan, David, 'The Architect and the Statesman: Archibald Liversidge, Edgeworth David and the Spirit of Science in Sydney, 1874-1934', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, 143 (3/4) (2010), 3-17. Details
  • Macleod, Roy M., 'Gold from the Sea: Archibald Liversidge, FRS and the Chemical Prospectors', Ambix, 35 (1988), 53-64. Details
  • Mellor, D.P., 'Founders of Australian Chemistry. Archibald Liversidge', The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Proceedings, 24 (August) (1957), 415-421. Details

Resources

Reviews

  • Archibald Liversidge, FRS: imperial science under the souther cross
    Rae, Ian D., Historical Records of Australian Science, 21, (2010), 283-5. Details

See also

  • Elkin, A. P., 'Centenary oration: the challenge to science, 1866; the challenge of science, 1966, part 1', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, 100 (3/4) (1966), 105-18. Details

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