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Biographical entry Booth, Norman Parr (1879 - 1950)

Honley, Yorkshire, England
18 February 1950
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Analytical chemist and businessman


Norman Parr Booth was employed by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London in 1898 and rose to become chief assistant. He became an associate and then a fellow of the Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain and Ireland in from 1900-1903. In 1901 he joined Cadbury Bros as its first analytical chemist. Booth's research was significant for the development of the company's iconic chocolate. In 1924, he was the chief chemist of one of the company's large research laboratories and became the chairman and managing director of Cadbury-Fry-Pascall Ltd based at Claremont, Tasmania.

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  • Chapman, G. P. R., 'Booth, Norman Parr (1879?-1950), analytical chemist and businessman' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle, eds, vol. 7 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1979), pp. 346-347. Details


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