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Author Name:    DAWSON, J. William, Sir. DAWSON, J.W.

Title:   On Rhizocarps in the Erian (Devonian) Period in America. Offprint from Bulletin of the Chicago Academy of Science, Vol. I, No. 9

Publisher:    Chicago Academy of Science, Chicago, 1886, 

Seller ID:   97339

DAWSON, William, Sir. On Rhizocarps in the Erian (Devonian) Period in America. Offprint from Bulletin of the Chicago Academy of Science, Vol. I, No. 9, pp 105-118. Chicago : Printed for the Academy, 1886. Pp (2),[105]-118,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, orange printed stitched wrappers. Sir John William Dawson, CMG, FRS, FRSC (1820-1899), was a Canadian geologist and university administrator, born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, where he attended and graduated from Pictou Academy. Of Scottish descent, Dawson attended the University of Edinburgh to complete his education, and graduated in 1842, having gained a knowledge of geology and natural history from Robert Jameson. Dawson returned to Nova Scotia in 1842, accompanying Sir Charles Lyell on his first visit to that territory. Dawson was subsequently appointed as Nova Scotia's first superintendent of education. Holding the post from 1850 to 1853, he was an energetic reformer of school design, teacher education and curriculum. From 1855 to 1893 he was professor of geology and principal of McGill University in Montreal, an institution which under his influence attained a high reputation. He was elected FRS in 1862. When the Royal Society of Canada was created he was the first to occupy the presidential chair, and he also acted as president of the British Association at its meeting at Birmingham in1886, and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Sci ence. Browning to margins, crease and short tear to bottom margin, circularlibrary inkstamps, else very good. 35.00


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