Robert C. Price
Professor of General Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology
I was born in New Madrid, Missouri, where the first six years of my life were spent. In 1875, I came to Charlottesville, Virginia. Was appointed a student of the Miller manual labor school of Albemarle in October, 1878. From that institution, I graduated in July, 1885, and entered the University of Virginia the following October, where I spent two regular sessions, devoting myself to the study of general, industrial, analytical and agricultural chemistry, geology, mineralogy, French and junior mathematics. The summer of 1886 I devoted to special work in chemistry, under the guidance of Dr. J. W. Mallet.
After graduating at the University in 1887, I remained for nearly two months after the session closed, to complete an investigation, the results of which were published in the American Chemical Journal.
After that I accepted a position with S. P. Maury, at the time a civil and [X] engineer in San Antonio, Texas.
In September, 1888, was appointed instructor in chemistry, geology and [X] in the Miller manual labor school. I resigned my position there in the spring of 1890, and in July, 1890, was elected to my present position.
Besides the time mentioned which I spent as a student at the University of Virginia, I devoted my summer of 1889 and 1890, respectively, to post graduate work in chemistry, under the guidance of Dr. J. W. Mallet.