1889 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK HANDWRITTEN BY A STUDENT OF RENOWNED CHEMIST CHARLES AVERY DOREMUS, A PIONEER OF VICTORIAN ERA CHEMICAL AND TOXICOLOGICAL SCIENCE

By: R.G. HURLBUT (?)

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On offer is a fascinating piece of American scientific history. The handwritten book is a rare and unique notebook from a Chemistry course taught by the renowned scientist and Professor Dr. Charles Avery Doremus in 1889. The book is approximately 150 pages, of which all but one are filled with notes. Beginning in October and ending in December, the course deals overwhelming with various elements of Chemistry (composition, reactions, stoichiometry, solutions, etc.) but also with a variety of scientific topics such as electricity, astronomy, radiation, and others. The book contains a tremendous amount of information, all given by Professor Doremus to the young author. The book also contains some small drawings scattered throughout the book, usually of simple diagrams of chemistry lab equipment (e.g. bunsen burner, bell jars, volumetric flasks, etc.) The student’s name appears to be written under the Professor Doremus’s name on the front cover. It is very faded, but appears to be R. G. Hurlbut. This has not been verified however. The binding has some interior cracks, but the binding is still holding well. The last few pages in the book were started on the opposite side of the book, and are therefore upside down. The handwriting is occasionally sloppy, but is overall quite legible and readable throughout. The book was bought at the “Harvard Co-operative Society” bookstore in Boston, Massachusetts. Charles Avery Doremus was never known to have taught a course in Boston, so it is more likely that the book was bought in Boston and brought down to the College of the City of New York, where Doremus taught. This is an excellent and unique antique science notebook. Overall: G. (Background: Charles Avery Doremus (6 September 1851 in New York City – 2 December 1925 in New York City) was a United States chemist. He was the son of chemist and physician Robert Ogden Doremus. He graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1870, and subsequently studied in the universities of Leipzig and Heidelberg, receiving the degree of Ph.D. from Heidelberg in 1872. In 1877 he became professor of chemistry and toxicology in the medical department of the University at Buffalo, which office he held until 1882, when he became assistant to the chair of chemistry and physics in the College of the City of New York. Meanwhile, he had received the appointments in New York City of lecturer on practical chemistry and toxicology in Bellevue Hospital Medical College, and professor of chemistry in the American Veterinary College. The chemical laboratories in these institutions, excepting Bellevue, were organized under his direction. Doremus made a specialty of medical chemistry and toxicology, and was frequently called into courts as an expert in such matters. He was chemist to the Medico-Legal Society, and a member of the chemical societies of Berlin, Paris, and New York City, and for some time edited the journal of the latter society. He wrote frequent papers on sanitary chemistry and methods of analysis, which appeared in the proceedings of the societies to which he belonged, and he is the author of a “Report on Photography,” contributed to the U. S. government reports on the Exhibition held in Vienna in 1873. He was a holder of patents for a process for softening water, for a gas furnace, for producing hydrofluoric acid, for extracting alumina from clay and for the extraction of potash from feldspar.

Title: 1889 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT NOTEBOOK HANDWRITTEN BY A STUDENT OF RENOWNED CHEMIST CHARLES AVERY DOREMUS, A PIONEER OF VICTORIAN ERA CHEMICAL AND TOXICOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Author Name: R.G. HURLBUT (?)

Categories: 19th Century Manuscript, Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 19th Century Diary,

Publisher: COLLEGE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, NYC, NY, 1889

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 0009126

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