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
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:
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|HENRY FORBES JULIAN|
|I.||BY THE REV. J. O. BEVAN,||xiii|
|II.||BY H. L. SULMAN||xvii|
|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
|V.||ENGLAND AND ITALY||40|
|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
|X.||WITH THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION IN SOUTH AFRICA||89|
|XI||THE UNITED STATES REVISITED||110|
|XV.||NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY||180|
|XVI.||CANADIAN TOUR FROM QUEBEC TO VANCOUVER||192|
|XVII.||FOUR VOYAGES ACROSS THE ATLANTIC||211|
|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
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:
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
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
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."