Montgomery, Henry. “Elementary Science in the Public Schools.” Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science), 1892: 142-145.
Mineralogy and Geology professor Henry Montgomery’s article “Elementary Science in the Public Schools,” focused on science education and the importance of teachers having “good mental faculties” and a “high state of cultivation.” Montgomery wrote frequently in Science (there is no indication of the copyright holder for his works). He had two very brief columns in 1893, one describing the oolitic “sand” of the Great Salt Lake (a popular topic among early U of U professors) and another correcting a fellow geologist on the location of Soldier’s Summit, a site in Utah County for mining mineral wax; the offending author had said it was in Uintah and Emery County.
Type of Publisher
Original Copyright Holder
Unknown. The publisher of the journal in 1889 was N. D. C. Hodges who had taken over from the previous publisher and editor Samuel H. Scudder in 1884. (See “150 Years of Advancing Science“) Hodges was based in New York City, NY. The Library of Congress managed copyright registrations (rather than the district courts) at that time, but no digitized entries exist for Hodges as publisher or Science as a periodical. None of the covers, front matter, or individual articles from the 1880s include a copyright notice.
Historical Article Distribution and Current Market
3,000 individual subscribers in 1892 to the journal under its title at the time, Science: A Weekly Record of Scientific Progress. Currently, Science is held by 3,555 libraries. The article is available for individual purchase.