Bolton, Henry Carrington

Bolton, Henry Carrington

(1843–1903) chemist, educator, bibliographer; born in New York City. He taught chemistry at Trinity College (1877–87), then retired to pursue his numerous interests, which included the action of organic acids on minerals. He was a founder of the American Folklore Society and he published papers on that subject as well as on alchemy and the history of chemistry.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.