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Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
RICHARDS, Ellen Henrietta Swallow.

RICHARDS, Ellen Henrietta Swallow.
(1842 - 1911)

(Born: 1842; Died: 1911) American chemist & educator.

Biographical references: ABA: I 1352, 69-76; 1353, 112-113; II 506, 380. Adams, Dictionary of American Authors, 1904. Appleton Cyclopedia of American Biography. Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography. National Cyclopedia of American Biography. WBI. Who Was Who in America: 1, ??.

1. English, 1882 [First edition?].
First Lessons in Minerals by Ellen Henrietta Richards. Boston, Press of Rockwell and Churchill, 1882.

8: 32 p. Includes bibliographical references. Rare.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

2. English, 1896 [Another edition].
Boston Society of Natural History. | [ornate rule] | Guides For Science Teaching. | No. XIII. | First Lessons on Minerals. | By Ellen H. Richards. | Boston, U.S.A.: | D.C. Heath & Company. | 1896.

8: [1]-48 p. Printed wraps. Page size: 152 x 115 mm.

Contents: [1], Front cover: Title repeated on the cover inside a single rule box.; [2], Inside front cover: Preface, signed Alpheus Hyatt, curator.; [3], Title page.; [4], "Copyright, | By the Boston Society of Natural History. | 1884."; [5]-10, "Introduction."; [11]-46, Text.; [47-48], Blanks.; Inside back cover: Blank.; Back cover: "Guides for Science Teaching."

Very scarce. Apparently useful for small childern this beginner's guide is an introduction to minerals and is somewhat unusual having been authored by a noted woman chemist! The text covers the simple substances of minerals including the metals, sulfur, carbon, oxides, sulfides, chlorides, carbonates, and silicates.

"The outline of the lessons was first worked out by Mrs. Richards with three successive classes of childern, from six to eight years old, just out of kindergarten. ... An additional reason for including the First Lessons in Minerals in the series of Science Guides is found in the fact that it forms a valuable introduction to Science Guide No. XII., on `Common Minerals and Rocks' by Prof. Crosby."-Preface

Bibliographical references: NUC.

3. English, 1902 [Another edition].
First Lessons in Minerals by Ellen Henrietta Richards. Boston, D.C. Heath & Co., 1902.

8: 32 p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

4. English, 1908.
... First lessons on minerals. By Ellen H. Richards. Boston, D.C. Heath & company, 1908.

8: 46, [2] p. At head of title: Boston Society of Natural History. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

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