.25 cubic ft. (1 box).
This collection contains various materials related to Edwin Emery Slosson including a speaking invitation, newspaper clippings, notebooks on lecture material and research, and a University of Wyoming publication.
Edwin Emery Slosson was born in Kansas in 1865. He attended Leavenworth High School for three years and then traveled to Europe for a year. In 1887 he entered Kansas State University and graduated in 1890. In 1891 he became an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wyoming and within a year was made professor of chemistry. He married May Preston who was the first woman to receive a doctorate degree from Cornell. They had two children while in Laramie; unfortunately, the eldest died of Scarlett fever at a young age. Edwin remained with the University of Wyoming until 1904 when he accepted a position with "The Independent" Magazine where he combined journalism and science. In 1921 he became the director of Science Service in Washington D.C. Where he remained until his death in 1929. His son, Preston, followed in his footsteps and became Literary Editor of "The Independent" Magazine.
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