S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Crichton, Mr Charles (analytical chemistry)

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

Charles Crichton worked for the New Kleinfontein Company, Ltd, Benoni, in 1921. He seems to have had no tertiary qualifications, but none the less published a paper on "The assay of gold-bearing cyanide solutions by electrolysis" in the Journal of the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa (1911/12, Vol. 12(3), pp. 90-92). He was a founding member of the South African Association of Assayers (established in June 1919; later the South African Institute of Assayers and Analysts), served as a member of its first council, and was elected its president for 1921/2 and 1922/3. In 1920 he became a member also of the South African Association of Analytical Chemists, which in 1921 became the South African Chemical Institute.


List of sources:

Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa. Journal, 1911/12, Vol. 12, paper by C. Crichton.

Orr, J. Presidential address. Associated Scientific and Technical Societies of South Africa, Annual Proceedings, 1938, pp. 15-86.

South African Chemical Institute. Proceedings and lists of members, 1921/2.

South African Institute of Assayers and Analysts. Bulletin No. 95, 1992, p. 1, Presidents of the Institute, 1919-1992.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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