Juan H. Wright, Analytical Chemist

Notes, Primary Sources, Thesis Research

E. H. S. Bailey, “Vol VII. Special Report on Mineral Waters,” in The University Geological Survey of Kansas (Topeka: W. Y. Morgan, 1902).

Analysis of Arlington Springs, KS, no. 1-3, divided into ions and hypothetically combined (277-279)

Analysis of Wetmore mineral springs, KS, divided into ions and hypothetically combined (300)

Chapter VI: Methods of Analysis, of Calculation, and of Stating Results – discusses how tests should be run, but it appears that some analyses “are by other chemists than those of the survey.” So we don’t get a sense of how Wright may have conducted his, although it points to his being pretty progressive by breaking it down between ions and hypothetical combinations.

Alfred N. Cook & C. F. Eberly, “The Sioux City Water Supply,” in The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of the Sciences for 1901, vol. IX (Des Moines: B. Murphy, 1902): 90-101.

Made an analysis of The Artesian Well in Sioux City, IA, in May of 1883 (97-98), which is markedly different from an analysis made of it a year later by Prof. Thomas E. Pope of the Iowa Agricultural College.

Transactions of the National Eclectic Medical Association, for the Years 1882-83, vol. X, ed. Alexander Wilder (Orange: Chronicle Book and Job Printing Office, 1883).

Member of the Eclectic Medical Society of Missouri; inducted into the National Eclectic Medical Association at their 1882-83 meeting. Assigned to present on malaria at the next annual meeting.

Albert C. Peale, Lists and Analyses of the Mineral Springs of the United States in Bulletin of the USGS no. 32 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1886).

Analyzed springs in Texas (Pate Sour Well at Sulpher Springs & Weaver Well) and Kansas (Henek’s Mineral Springs) in 1882.

Juan H. Wright, M. D., and Albert Merrell, M. D. “Monumental Evidence – For Strength, Purity, and Wholesomeness, the Royal Baking Powder Stands Unsurpassed!” Daily Evening Bulletin (San Francisco, California) 28 Dec. 1882.
Same article reprinted here: The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), [Saturday], [January 06, 1883]; Issue 93.
Same again: St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, Missouri), Tuesday, June 10, 1884
And again: Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado), Monday, July 14, 1884
And again: St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, Missouri), Tuesday, July 22, 1884
And again: The Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), Tuesday, July 22, 1884
And again: Daily Evening Bulletin (San Francisco, California), Wednesday, August 20, 1884
And again: Southwestern Christian Advocate (New Orleans, Louisiana), Thursday, August 28, 1884
Variation here: Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper (New York, New York), Saturday, January 06, 1883; pg. 336
And here: The Galveston Daily News (Houston, Texas), Friday, January 12, 1883
And here: The Cleveland Herald (Cleveland, Ohio), Thursday, June 26, 1884; pg. 8

Testing “Royal Baking Powder” for purity — it’s pure! Wright was obviously alright using his skills in analytical chemistry for advertising purposes.

“Pure Apple Vinegar Vs. Sulphnric Vinegar.” St. Louis Globe-Democrat [St. Louis, Missouri] 8 Apr. 1883.

Printed correspondence between Dr. Wright and Ira Bouttel & Co., who produced apple vinegar. Wright received barrels and tested their purity, concluding that they were composed of “pure fruit and entirely free from any injurious adulterant.”

“Ecleciic Graduates,” St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, Missouri), [Friday], [June 01, 1883]; pg. 6

Listed as a faculty member at the “American Medical College.” Seems to have been a colleague of John W. Thrailkill.

“Yesterday’s Death List,”St. Louis Globe-Democrat (St. Louis, Missouri), Tuesday, October 09, 1883.

Died October 8, 1883 at the City Hospital of “softening of the brain” at 35 years old.

 

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