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Bleasdale, John Ignatius (1822 - 1884)

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Priest, Chemist and Mineralogist
Born: 1822  Lancashire, England.  Died: June 1884  San Francisco, United States of America.
John Ignatius Bleasdale was a Catholic clergyman interested in science and was President of the Royal Society of Victoria, 1865. He worked on the committee to establish a public museum of natural history in Melbourne in the 1850s, and pushed for the founding of schools of chemistry and mineralogy.

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Born in 1822. Arrived Melbourne 1850. Appointed vice-president of seminary, St Patrick's College at Eastern Hill in 1855. Foundation member, Melbourne Microscopical Society. Fellow, Geographical and Linnean societies, and honorary member of Medical Society of Victoria. President, Royal Society of Victoria, 1865. Migrated to California in 1877 and died in San Francisco in June 1884.
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