JACKSON, Julian R.
(1790? – 1853)
Jackson was attached to the British army, and traveled in 1814 to Russia. Later he was involved in the manufacturing of military equipment in London. For a long time, he was the secretary of the Geographical Society of London.
Biographical references: Poggendorff: 1, col. 1175.
1. English, 1849.
Minerals | And | Their Uses. | In | A Series Of Letters | To A Lady. | By | J.R. Jackson, F.R.S., | Member Of The Imperial Mineralogical Society | Of St. Petersburg. | [rule] | [...4 linews of quotation, signed Thomson...] | [rule] | London: | John W. Parker, West Strand. | [rule] |M.DCCC.LXIX.
8°: xvi, 464,  adverts. p., frontispiece (hand-colored, showing gemstones).
Scarce. A carefully written work, providing a wide range of interesting mineralogical information. Written as a series of letters to a lady, topics include mineral compounds, forms of crystals, salts, calcium and its minerals, particularly the carbonates (including caves), quartz and its semi-precious varieties, diamond and other gemstones, metals and ores, coral, pearl, amber, etc. Included are a series of tables used for mineral identification. The color plate shows various gemstones, including a full-size depiction of the Regent diamond.
Bibliographical references: NUC. USGS Library Catalog..