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Peter Cristofono February 21, 2012 02:06PM
Dickinsonite was named in honor of Reverend John William Dickinson (1835-1899) of Redding, Connecticut, per Anthony et al. (2000).

John W. Anthony, Richard A. Bideaux, Kenneth W. Bladh, and Monte C. Nichols, Eds., (2000) Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. 4, (Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, VA 20151-1110, USA.
Harold Moritz (2) April 16, 2012 03:39PM
Januzzi (1997) includes the attached United Methodist archive photo, perhaps it can be used by mindat?

Januzzi, Ronald E. (1997): The Branchville Quarry and the Dickinson/Fillow Controversy. The Mineralogical Press, Danbury, Connecticut.
open | download - Dickinson photo.jpg (113.1 KB)
Harold Moritz (2) May 09, 2012 03:21PM
The dickinsonite home pages could use an upgrade regarding their namesake, including the photo attached above. Here is a brief bio based on info in Januzzi (1997):

Born July 18, 1835 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, died February 1, 1899 in Los Angeles, California, USA. First a Quaker, then a Methodist preacher, he studied natural sciences in California in the 1850s and 1860s. He returned east and studied at Yale College 1868-9. While a pastor at Redding, Connecticut, beginning in 1876 he visited the pegmatite quarry newly opened by Abijah Fillow in nearby Branchville where he found and gave to James Dana minerals later described by George Brush and Edward Dana of Yale. During 1886-1889 he was back in California teaching, among other things, evolution at the University of Southern California, where he also headed the geology and mineralogy department, and founded and curated the Natural History Museum there. His last teaching post in the 1890s was at the Throop Polytechnical Institute (later Caltech).

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/09/2012 06:33PM by Harold Moritz (2).
Uwe Kolitsch May 11, 2012 05:13PM
Thanks, added.
Harold Moritz (2) May 11, 2012 06:32PM
Awesome, thanks!
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