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dent of his and to work in the college laboratory. Under the
careful tutelage of the astute Apjohn, Mallet first received in-
struction in the practical processes of analyzing the chemical con-
tent of minerals. From Apjohn also came some idea of organic
In addition to the work under Apjohn, Mallet began to assist
his father in investigating earthquake phenomena. These two
together published the Earthquake Catalogue (B. c. 1606 to A. D.
1842) of the British Association for the Advancement of Science,
published in the Reports of the Association in 1852, 1853, and
Mallet decided to pursue his formal education more vigorously,
and, in 1849, he entered Trinity College of the University of
Dublin. Here he did undergraduate work and was graduated in
1853 with a bachelor of arts and the Gold Medal in experi-
mental physics. During this time he had continued his work
under Dr. Apjohn, who had transferred to the chair of chemistry
in the Medical Department of Trinity College. In the spring of
1851 Mallet went to Germany and studied at G6ttingen Univer-
sity under Wohler. In the autumn he returned to Dublin for
more undergraduate work and returned to Gottingen the fol-
lowing spring. He received his doctorate of philosophy from
that institution in the summer of 1852.6
While a student at G6ttingen in 1851, Mallet, in company
with two Americans working in Wahler's laboratory, made a
ten-day trip through the mining area of the Harz Mountains.
This association would later form the foundation for Mallet's
transfer to America as his place of residence. The Americans,
William S. Clark and N. S. Manross, were later to oppose Mallet
in the American Civil War, but before that Clark had performed
the service of persuading Mallet to remain in the United States.6
Largely by accident Mallet came to America. In July, 1853,
his father requested him to go to the United States to collect all
available information on the Ericson "caloric engine." Mallet
had no intention of remaining in this country, but Clark entered
the picture at this point. Mallet, after landing at Boston, made
5Echols, "Mallet," Virginia Alumni Bulletin, VI (1913), 9.
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