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HIND, Henry Youle, Canadian geologist, born in Nottingham, England, in June, 1823. He was educated at Leipsie and at Cambridge, came to this country in 1846, and after travelling through Mexico and the southern states went to Canada in 1847. He was appointed mathematical master and lecturer on chemistry and natural philosophy at the provincial normal school for Upper Canada, and in 1851 became professor of chemistry and geology in Trinity college, Toronto. In 1857 he received the appointment of geologist to the Red River exploring expedition, and in 1858 the charge of the exploration of the country between the Red river and the Saskatchewan was entrusted to him by the Canadian government. The publication of his reports on these expeditions was ordered by the Canadian legislature and also by the British parliament. In 1861 he had charge of an expedition for the exploration of Labrador, in 1864 he was appointed director of the geological survey of New Brunswick, and he afterward became professor of chemistry and natural history in King's college, Nova Scotia. He edited the "Canadian Journal" in 1852-'5, and in 1862 the "Journal of the Board of Arts and Manufactures for Upper Canada." In 1860 he was elected a fellow of the Royal geographical society. In addition to numerous essays and articles he is the author of " Northwest Territory; Reports of Progress, with a Report on the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition" (Toronto, 1859); "Explorations in the Interior of the Labrador Peninsula" (London, 1863); and "Preliminary Report on the Geology of New Brunswick " (Fredericton, 1865).
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