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Memorials of Henry Forbes Julian, Member of the Institution of Mining & Metallurgy, Joint Author of Cyaniding Gold and Silver Ores, Who Perished in the Titanic Disaster

by

Hester Julian

London: Charles Griffin and Company Ltd. Exeter Street, Strand, W.C., Printed by the Ballantyne Press, London (1914), illus, 374pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

Henry Forbes Julian was of Irish extraction, a metallurgist and analyst who was killed in the Titanic disaster. This book was written by his wife as a memorial. In 1895 he moved to live in South Devon and rented Ness House at Shaldon, located at the mouth of the River Teign with extensive views of the sea and Teignmouth. He joined the committee of the Torquay Natural History Society and became an active member of the Devonshire Association, both of which had been founded by his future father-in-law William Pengelly FRS FGS, an eminent Torquay geologist. Hester Pengelly, later his wife and William's daughter was also a member. Henry married Hester on 30 October 1902 at St Mary Magdalene Church, Upton, Torquay. The service was taken by Rev. Chancellor Edmonds DD assisted by Rev. C C Tucker MA. They made their home in Torquay and lived at 'Redholme' in Braddons Hill Road East. An original copy of the text is held at the University of California, Los Angeles Library and a complete electronic copy may be accessed at:
https://archive.org/details/memorialsofhenry00juliiala
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CONTENTS

HENRY FORBES JULIAN  
I. BY THE REV. J. O. BEVAN, xiii  
II. BY H. L. SULMAN xvii  
CHAPTER    
I. EARLY LIFE 1  
II. TECHNICAL WORK IN SOUTH AFRICA 6  
III. TRAVELS IN CENTRAL AFRICA 14  
IV. SCIENTIFIC WORK IN GERMANY.
TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA AND EASTERN EUROPE
28  
V. ENGLAND AND ITALY 40  
VI. MARRIAGE 46  
VII. PUBLICATION OF WORK ON CYANIDING 63  
VIII. HOME LIFE AT TORQUAY AND TRAVELS IN ENGLAND    71  
IX. SCIENTIFIC PAPERS AND MEETINGS
VISIT OF CAPTAIN SCOTT
81  
X. WITH THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA 89  
XI THE UNITED STATES REVISITED 110  
XII. MEXICO 141  
XIII. MEXICO (continued) 158  
XIV CALIFORNIA 173  
XV. NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY 180  
XVI. CANADIAN TOUR FROM QUEBEC TO VANCOUVER 192  
XVII. FOUR VOYAGES ACROSS THE ATLANTIC 211  
XVIII. VIRGINIA 229  
XIX. BERMUDA 238  
XX. RETURN TO ENGLAND 248  
XXI. LAST MONTHS AT HOME. 263  
XXII. LETTERS FROM THE TITANIC AND THE CARPATHIA 274  
XXIII. THE FOUNDERING OF THE TITANIC 283  
XXIV.    SYMPATHY OF THEIR MAJESTIES THE
KING AND QUEEN. APPRECIATION OF FRIENDS
297  

THE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE

Some months after the Titanic tragedy occurred a Committee was formed with the object of providing a lasting tribute to Julian's memory in the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Torquay, where his marriage had been solemnized, and where also the largely attended memorial service had been held.

The Committee consisted of the following members :

Admiral Sir William Acland, C.V.O. ; the Hon. Lady Acland ; Maxwell Adams, Esq., Hon. Sec. Devon Association; Sir Robert Ball, LL.D., F.R.S. ; Rev. J. O. Bevan, M.A., F.S.A., F.G.S. ; Captain Brine ; the Hon. Helen Cubitt ; Mrs. Hamilton Gumming ; Miss M. M. Candy; Miss A. V. Dutton; Rev. E. P. Gregg, M.A. ; Dr. F. H. Gervis ; Rev. W. W. Goldsworthy, M.A. ; Dr. Harley Gough ; Miss M. Gray ; Miss Alice Heath ; General D'Aguilar Jackson ; Major MacMahon, LL.D., F.R.S.; Professor Myres (Oxford) ; H. L. Sulman, Esq., F.I.C., M.I.M.M. ; Hon. N. N. Stranahan (Ex-Senator U.S.A.) ; Sir J. J. Thomson, O.M., F.R.S. (Cambridge) ; W. Whitaker, Esq., F.R.S., F.G.S. ; A. W. Wilkinson, Esq.

A memorial tablet was unveiled in the church by the Ven. Archdeacon Simms on February 24th, 1914, in the presence of a large congregation. The tablet is worded as follows:

MEMORIAL TABLET

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

THIS TABLET

IS ERECTED BY A WIDE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE

HENRY FORBES JULIAN

Member of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy,

Born Ascension Day, 8th May, 1861 ;

Married in this Church 30th October, 1902 ;

Passed away I5th April, 1912.

During the whole of his working life he laboured

at the solution of metallurgical problems in

three Continents, and both by his writings and

practical skill exercised an influence which will

long endure.

He was amongst those who gave their lives for

others in the disaster which befell the R.M.S.

Titanic. This heroism and self-denial called

forth admiration from the throne to the cottage.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a

man lay down his life for his friends."