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Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, Index (search)
Morton, Henry 1837- Physicist; born in New York City, Dec. 11, 1837; graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1857; took a post-graduate course in chemistry, and studied law; became instructor in chemistry and physics in the Protestant Episcopal Academy of Philadelphia; chosen resident secretary of the Franklin Institute in 1864; was a founder of the Philadelphia Dental College, and its first Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Physics and Chemistry in the University of Pennsylvani
conducted the expedition to observe and photograph the total solar eclipse in Iowa; in 1873 was elected a member of the National Academy of Science; in 1878-86 was a member of the United States light-house board, succeeding Prof. Joseph Henry. Dr. Morton is widely known as an expert in questions relating to chemistry, electricity, and other branches of physics.
He edited the Journal of the Franklin Institute in 1867-70, and, besides many researches in chemistry and physics, has published a tra