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George Vernon Hudson
GEORGE VERNON HUDSON (20 April 1867 – 5 April 1946) was a British -born New Zealand award-winning entomologist and astronomer . He won the Hector Memorial Medal . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Personal life * 3 Works * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYBorn in London
London
, England, on Easter Saturday , 1867 Hudson was the sixth child of Charles Hudson, an artist and stained-glass window designer and Emily Jane Carnal By the age of 14 he had built up a collection of British insects, and had published a paper in The Entomologist. In 1881 Hudson moved with his father to Nelson , New Zealand. He worked on a farm, and in 1883, aged 16, he began working at the post office in Wellington
Wellington
, where he eventually became chief clerk, retiring in 1918. Hudson was a member of the 1907 Sub-Antarctic Islands Scientific Expedition
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Charles Chilton (zoologist)
CHARLES CHILTON (27 September 1860 – 25 October 1929) was a New Zealand zoologist , the first rector to be appointed in Australasia , and the first person to be awarded a D.Sc. degree in New Zealand. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYChilton was born on 27 September 1860 at Little Marstone, Pencombe (near Leominster , Herefordshire, England) but emigrated with his family to New Zealand in 1862. They settled on a farm at East Eyreton , North Canterbury . He was troubled by his hips from an early age, and had his left leg amputated , using an artificial leg and a crutch thereafter. He entered Canterbury College in 1875 as an unmatriculated student, and matriculated three years later
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Patrick Marshall
PATRICK MARSHALL (1869 – November 1950) was a geologist who lived in New Zealand. CONTENTS * 1 Cricketing career * 2 Bibliography * 3 Species described * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links CRICKETING CAREERMarshall played three first-class matches for Auckland in the 1900–01 season . BIBLIOGRAPHYArticles by Patrick Marshall published in Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand: * Marshall P. (1894). "Tridymite -Trachyte of Lyttelton ". Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 26: 368–387. * (1895) "New Zealand Diptera: No. 1". 28 * (1895). "On Dodonidia helmsi , Fereday". 28' * (1901) "On Leaf-beds in the Kaikorai Valley ". 34 * (1902) "The Kingston Moraine ".35 * (1903) "Boulders in Triassic Conglomerate, Nelson". 36 * (1904) "Magnesian Rocks at Milford Sound ". 37 * (1905) "Geological Notes on the Country North-west of Lake Wakatipu "
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Thomas Frederic Cheeseman
THOMAS FREDERICK CHEESEMAN (1846 – 15 October 1923) was a New Zealand botanist . He was also a naturalist who had wide-ranging interests, such that he even described a few species of sea slugs , marine gastropod molluscs . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Bibliography * 3 Membership * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYCheeseman was born at Hull , in Yorkshire
Yorkshire
on 8 June 1846. Thomas came to New Zealand at the age of eight with his parents on "Artemesia", arriving in Auckland on 4 April 1854. He was educated at Parnell Grammar School and then at St John\'s College, Auckland . His father, the Rev. Thomas Cheeseman had been a member of the old Auckland Provincial Council . Cheeseman started studying the flora of New Zealand, and in 1872 he published an accurate and comprehensive account of the plant life of the Waitakere Ranges
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Philip Robertson (chemist)
PHILIP WILFRED ROBERTSON was a New Zealand chemist, university professor, and writer. Philip Robertson, son of Donald Robertson was born on 22 September 1884 and educated at Wellington College , where he was dux in 1900. He then graduated with an MA in chemistry from Victoria University of Wellington in 1905, followed by an MSc in 1906. He was awarded a Sir George Grey Scholarship, a Senior Scholarship and the Jacob Joseph Scholarship. He was Victoria's first Rhodes Scholar , whence he continued on to gain first-class honours in natural sciences at Trinity College, Oxford , and a PhD at Leipzig University . Robertson married Florence Elizabeth Graham in 1912. He took up the chair of chemistry at Victoria University College in 1920 where he headed the department for 30 years. Robertson had an interest in literature and wrote several short stories. In his retirement Robertson was appointed professor emeritus
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Percy Smith (ethnologist)
STEPHENSON PERCY SMITH (11 June 1840 – 19 April 1922) was a New Zealand ethnologist and surveyor. He founded The Polynesian Society . CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Early life and career as a surveyor * 1.2 Work as an ethnologist * 1.3 Latter years * 2 Legacy * 3 Notes * 4 References BIOGRAPHYEARLY LIFE AND CAREER AS A SURVEYOR Stephenson Percy Smith and his survey party in a bivouac at the foot of Mount Tarawera
Mount Tarawera
, 1886. Percy Smith (as he was known) was born in Beccles
Beccles
, Suffolk, the eldest son of Hannah Hursthouse and John Stephenson Smith, a merchant and later a civil servant. Smith emigrated to New Zealand with his family in February 1850
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Elsdon Best
ELSDON BEST (30 June 1856 – 9 September 1931) was an ethnographer who made important contributions to the study of the Māori of New Zealand. CONTENTS * 1 Early life and career * 2 Work among the Tūhoe * 3 Ethnologist * 4 Notes * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFE AND CAREER Elsdon Best
Elsdon Best
was born 30 June 1856 at Tawa Flat , New Zealand, to William Best and the former Hannah Haynes Nibbs. He moved with his family to Wellington
Wellington
at the age of 9, where he went to school. He passed the Civil Service Examination and became a clerk in 1873, but within a year found the work uncongenial and moved to the east coast, where he worked in farming and forestry. In 1881, he joined the Armed Constabulary, but soon left it to travel, visiting Hawaii and then California, where he worked in cattle mustering and lumbering
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Thomas Hill Easterfield
SIR THOMAS HILL EASTERFIELD KBE (4 March 1866 – 1 March 1949) was a New Zealand chemist and university professor. He was born in Doncaster , Yorkshire , England on 4 March 1866. Easterfield was one of the four founding professors of the Victoria University , Wellington . In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal . He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1938 Birthday Honours . REFERENCES * ^ "Official jubilee medals". Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2013. * ^ "No. 34518". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 June 1938. p. 3701. * Davis, Brian R. "Thomas Hill Easterfield". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography . Ministry for Culture and Heritage . Retrieved 31 December 2012. * Marsden, E. (1952). "Obituary notices: Thomas Hill Easterfield, 1866–1949". Journal of the Chemical Society (0): 1557. doi :10.1039/JR9520001557 . Retrieved 31 December 2012. * Askew, H. O. (1950)
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Internet Archive
Coordinates : 37°46′56″N 122°28′18″W / 37.7823°N 122.4716°W / 37.7823; -122.4716 Internet Archive
Internet Archive
TYPE OF BUSINESS 501(c)(3) nonprofit TYPE OF SITE Digital library AVAILABLE IN English FOUNDED May 12, 1996; 21 years ago (1996-05-12) HEADQUARTERS Richmond District San Francisco
San Francisco
, California
California
, U.S
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Library Of Congress Control Number
The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER (LCCN) is a serially based system of numbering cataloging records in the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
in the United States. It has nothing to do with the contents of any book, and should not be confused with Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Classification . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Format * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe LCCN numbering system has been in use since 1898, at which time the acronym LCCN originally stood for Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Card Number. It has also been called the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Catalog Card Number, among other names. The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
prepared cards of bibliographic information for their library catalog and would sell duplicate sets of the cards to other libraries for use in their catalogs
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Système Universitaire De Documentation
The SYSTèME UNIVERSITAIRE DE DOCUMENTATION or SUDOC is a system used by the libraries of French universities and higher education establishments to identify, track and manage the documents in their possession. The catalog, which contains more than 10 million references, allows students and researcher to search for bibliographical and location information in over 3,400 documentation centers
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Leonard Cockayne
LEONARD COCKAYNE FRS (7 April 1855 – 8 July 1934) is regarded as New Zealand's greatest botanist and a founder of modern science in New Zealand. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Bibliography * 3 References * 4 External links BIOGRAPHYHe was born in Sheffield
Sheffield
, England where he attended Wesley College . He travelled to Australia
Australia
in 1877 and shortly moved on to New Zealand where he became established as a botanist. In June 1901, he attended the first conference of horticulturists in New Zealand at Dunedin
Dunedin
where he presented a paper on the plants of the Chatham Islands
Chatham Islands
and advocated the establishment of experimental plant research stations in New Zealand. This helped to establish Cockayne's reputation. Cockayne was a member of the 1907 Sub-Antarctic Islands Scientific Expedition
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Robert Speight
ROBERT SPEIGHT (2 October 1867 – 8 September 1949) was a notable New Zealand geologist, university professor and museum curator. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Professional career * 3 Family and death * 4 References EARLY LIFESpeight was born in Stockton-on-Tees , Durham , England in 1867. When he was about 12, his family emigrated to New Zealand. His father, a strong disciplinarian, was a teacher at the school at Tai Tapu , which is a rural village some 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) south of the Christchurch suburb of Halswell . Robert Speight gained a scholarship at Christchurch Boys\' High School and it is said that his daily travels along the foot of the Port Hills , an extinct shield volcano , raised his interest in volcanology . His father transferred to St. Albans School and the family moved to Christchurch, and Speight continued his education at Canterbury College
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Coleridge Farr
CLINTON COLERIDGE FARR (22 May 1866 – 27 January 1943) was a New Zealand geophysicist, electrical engineer and university professor. He was born the son of George Henry Farr , headmaster of the Collegiate School of St Peter in Adelaide
Adelaide
, South Australia
South Australia
, Australia on 22 May 1866 and educated at the University of Adelaide
Adelaide
, University College, London
University College, London
and the University of Sydney
University of Sydney
. Parr tutored at Sydney and then Adelaide
Adelaide
from 1893 to 1896, when he was appointed lecturer in mathematics and physics at Lincoln Agricultural College, Christchurch, New Zealand. As Director of the Christchurch Magnetic Observatory (1899–1903) he organised a magnetic survey of New Zealand and was awarded the first science D.Sc by the University of Adelaide
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William Percival Evans
WILLIAM PERCIVAL EVANS CBE (22 November 1864 – 2 September 1959) was a New Zealand chemistry academic who specialised in the study of local brown coals. BIOGRAPHYBorn in Melbourne
Melbourne
, Australia to an English vicar, Evans moved to New Zealand with his family and they settled at Wakefield , south of Nelson . He was educated at Nelson College from 1876 to 1880, and then studied chemistry and mathematics at Canterbury University College , from where he graduated MA with first class honours in 1885. He completed a PhD in chemistry at the University of Giessen
University of Giessen
in Germany. Evans was a school teacher at Christ\'s College from 1892 to 1902 and in 1901 was appointed as a lecturer in chemistry and physics at Canterbury University College, rising to the rank of professor of chemistry. He established a research group to investigate New Zealand lignite
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John Ernest Holloway
JOHN ERNEST HOLLOWAY, FRS (12 February 1881 – 6 September 1945) was a New Zealand Anglican priest, botanist and university lecturer. He was born in Christchurch , New Zealand on 12 February 1881 and educated at Nelson College and Auckland University College , where he was awarded DSc in 1917. He took holy orders and served the church from 1909 to 1922. He had developed, however, a keen interest in botany and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1921. He was appointed lecturer in charge of the Botanical Department, University of Otago in 1924. While at the University of Otago he mentored renowned botanists Dame Ella Orr Campbell and Greta Stevenson . In 1937 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, his candidature citation reading: "With the exception of a short period (1909–1912) spent in Yorkshire and South London, Dr Holloway was actively engaged in parish work in different parts of New Zealand from 1907–1922
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