16 July 2013

Robert Angus Smith: St Paul's, Kersal Moor #3

A very impressive polished granite gravestone. Scottish-born applied chemist and environmental scientist Robert Angus Smith (1817–1884) has been dubbed 'The Father of Acid Rain'. In 1843 he became the chemist Lyon Playfair's assistant at the Manchester Royal Institution, and later stayed in Manchester as a consulting analytical chemist. His most noted publications are Disinfectants and Disinfection (1869) and Air and Rain: the Beginnings of a Chemical Climatology (1872).

Below are links to other posts in the series:

Edwin Waugh: St Paul's, Kersal Moor #1
Samuel Oldham Lees: St Paul's, Kersal Moor #2
William Edward Armytage Axon: St Paul's, Kersal Moor #4
James Crossley and Eleanora Atherton: St Luke's, Kersal Moor #5

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