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Charles Anderson
ANDERSON, Charles.

ANDERSON, Charles.
(1876 - 1944)

(Born: Moa, Stenness, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 5 December 1876; Died: Sydney, Australia, 25 October 1944) Scottish mineralogist.

Anderson attended Kirkwall Burgh School and the University of Edinburgh (M.A., 1898, B.Sc., 1900, D.Sc., 1908). He was appointed mineralogist at the Australian Museum, Sydney, 22 July 1908. His doctorial dissertation was on the chemistry and crystallography of minerals from Australia. Anderson was appointed director of the Australian Museum, 14 February 1921, and switched his field of research to vertabrate palaeontology, in which made notable contributions - particularly the reclassification of Meiolania (the extinct horned turtle). He held membership in many Australian scientific societies. It is recorded that Anderson had a whimiscal sense of humor and simple tastes, and "when measuring crystals on the goniometer, an intricate piece of apparatus, his favorite song was `There was a wee cooper who lived in Fife,/Nicketty, nacketty, noo, noo, noo.'{"}.

Biographical references: Australian Dictionary of Biography: 7, 51-52. Australian Journal of Science. Australian Museum Magazine. Browne, W.R., "Some builders of geology in New South Wales," Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 2 (1971), no. 1.

1. English, 1916.
New South Wales. | [rule] | Department of Mines. | Geological Survey. | J.E. Carne, F.G.S., Goverment Geologist. | [rule] | Mineral Resources. | No. 22. | [rule] | Bibliography | of | Australian Mineralogy. | By | C. Anderson, M.A., D.Sc., | Mineralogist to the Australian Museum. | [By Permission of the Trustees of the Australian Museum.] | 1916. | [ornament] | Sydney: William Applegate Gullick, Goverment Printer. | [rule] | 1916. | [2s. 6d.]

16: A-E16 F2: 82l.; [1]-164 p., bound in printed boards. Page size: 244 x 150 mm. Very scarce.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso blank.; [3], "Letter of Transmittal."- signed Joseph E. Carne, 7th June, 1916.; [4], "Contents."; [5]-6, "Bibliography of Australian Mineralogy ... Introduction."; 7-58, "List of Papers."; 59, "Australia Generally ..."; 60-85, "New South Wales ..."; 86-101, "Victoria ..."; 102-115, "Queensland ..."; 116-128, "South Australia ..."; 129-144, "Western Australia ..."; 145-162, "Tasmania ..."; 163-164, "Northern Territory ..."

Bibliographical references: BL [07108.k.].

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