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John Henry Brocklesby
(1844-after 1900)

John Henry Brocklesby was born in Connecticut in July 1844 and graduated from Trinity College in 1865. By 1870 he had become a lawyer by profession, still living with his parents in Hartford, Connecticut.

[NOTE--Not to be confused with his father, John Brocklesby, educator, born in West Bromwich, England, 8 October, 1811. He came to the United States in 1820, was graduated at Yale in 1835, a tutor there from 1838 to 1840, professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Trinity College, Hartford, from 1842 to 1873, and professor of natural philosophy and astronomy from 1873 to 1882. He was acting president of the College in 1860, 1864, 1866, 1867 and 1874. In 1868 he received the degree of LL.D. from Hobart College. His works include Elements of Meteorology (New York, 1848); Views of the Microscopic World (1850); Elements of Astronomy (1855); and Elements of Physical Geography (Philadelphia, 1868). He contributed articles to scientific periodicals, notably that of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.]
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