The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Liversidge, Archibald
LIVERSIDGE, lĭv'ėr-sĭdj', Archibald, Australian chemist and mineralogist: b. Turnham Green, England, 17 Nov. 1847. He was educated at the Royal School of Mines and the Royal College of Chemistry and at Christ's College, Cambridge. In 1867 he was appointed acting instructor of chemistry in the Royal School of Naval Architecture; in 1870 became university demonstrator in chemistry at Cambridge; and since 1874 has been professor of chemistry, from 1883-1904 dean of the faculty of science, and from 1870-1904 Fellow of the senate in the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He retired in 1909. He also founded the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. He has written ‘The Minerals of New South Wales’; ‘Reports upon Technical Education and Museums,’ etc. For many years he edited the Journal of the Royal Society of New South Wales.