Born: 1821, Springfield Lake, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
Died: 1892, Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
Invented process for making paper from wood fibre (1838/39), prompted by a suggestion from Titus Smith and a way to use sawmill waste. Unfortunately, he did not develop the process commercially or seek patents, and the process was re-invented by a German about 30 years later.
Marble, Allan E.: Nova Scotians at Home and Abroad. Lancelot Press, Windsor, Nova Scotia, 1977.
MacBeath, G. 2004. Great Maritime achievers in science and technology. Goose Lane Editions, Fredericton, New Brunswick. 127 pp.