S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Bay, Dr Bernhard (inorganic chemistry)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

Bernhard Bay, chemist, obtained the degrees Master of Arts (MA) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). In 1903 he resided in Johannesburg and became a member of the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa. Shortly afterwards he contributed two papers to the society's Journal (1904/5, Vol. 5): "The formation of the white precipitate in the precipitation boxes of cyanide works" and (as co-author with Professor August Prister*) "Studies on the white precipitate formed in the zinc boxes of cyanide works".

Bay was a member of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science by 1906. He was still listed as a member in 1910, but no address was known for him. In 1908 he was in the process of becoming a naturalised citizen of the Transvaal Colony.


List of sources:
Journal of the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa, 1904/5, Vol. 5: Members; papers by Bay.

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm Documents relating to Dr B. Bay.

South African Association for the Advancement of Science. Report, 1905/6, 1910, lists of members.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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