Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Appleton, John Howard
APPLETON, John Howard, chemist, b. in Portland, Me., 3 Feb., 1844. He was graduated at Brown University in 1863, the following year became instructor in chemistry there, and in 1868 was elected professor of chemistry and applied arts. Since 1872 he has filled the chair of chemistry only. Prof. Appleton has written a series of chemical text-books that have had an extensive sale. They are “The Young Chemist” (Philadelphia, 1878); “Qualitative Analysis” (1878); “Quantitative Analysis” (1881); and “Chemistry of Non-Metals” (Providence, 1884).