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Percy N. Evans papers

 Collection — Box: Communal Collections 21, Placement: 03
Identifier: MSF 125

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of fFour folders containing articles by Percy Evans.


  • 1893 - 1925


Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Some material in this collection is in the public domain, while other material copyrights are held by Purdue University. Consult with Purdue University Archives and Special Collections prior to reproduction of materials.

Biographical Information

Percy Norton Evans was born September 6, 1869 in Montreal, Canada. He graduated from McGill University in 1890 with the Bachelor of Applied Science degree. From 1891 to 1893 he was at the University of Leipsic, Germany, receiving the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in 1893. He also did advanced work in chemistry at Clark University in 1894. In 1890 and 1891 he was assistant at McGill University, teaching General Chemistry. In 1894 and 1895 he was assistant in the Nutrition Laboratories at Wesleyan University, Middleton, Connecticut.

In 1895 he became instructor in Chemistry at Purdue University where he gave continuous and distinguished service until his death. His advancement was rapid and from 1910 he held the position of Head of the Department of Chemistry and Director of the Chemical Laboratory.

He became a member of the Indiana Academy of Science in 1896, was made a Fellow in 1901, and was chosen President in 1910. He also found time to issue a text-book - Introductory Course in Quantitative Analysis - from the publishing house of Ginn and Company.


0.1 Cubic Feet (Four folders)


The material is in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source and date of acquisition are unknown.

Processing Information

The material is housed in acid-free folders and an acid-free box.
Percy N. Evans papers
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Mary A. Sego
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Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed 2010-01-08.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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