George Gore

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George Gore (1826-1909), LL.D., F.R.S., was a self-educated scientist active in the late 19th and early 20th century. Born in Bristol in south west England, he was born the son of a small [Wikipedia:Cooper (profession)|cooper]] and entirely self-educated after the age of twelve. He published numerous papers on chemistry and electricity, as well as wide-ranging papers on science and morality. His scientific accomplishments ultimately led to his being elected to the Royal Society in 1865.



Benjamin Tucker, Liberty (1904)

From Benjamin Tucker, Liberty XIV.21, Whole No. 383 (June, 1904). 4.

Dr. Gore in the "Westminster Review" has been saying some very naughty things on morality, and the moralists are after him tooth and nail. He has even gone so far as to say that there is no evil, because the universe is perfect. It must not be inferred from this that Dr. Gore has enunciated a profound truth, or that he sustains his statements with faultless logic; but he does say that there is no distinction between a moral and an immoral act, which shows that he has seen a glimmering of the truth. However when he prates about this being a sound basis for the much-desired government by love, we are relieved from concluding that we have discovered a new egoist philosopher. Dr. Gore has studied Darwin with some profit; it would now be not a bad idea for him to take up Nietzsche.

John Collins Francis, Notes by the Way (1909)

From John Collins Francis (1909), Notes by the Way, with Memoirs of Joseph Knight, F.S.A., Dramatic Critic and Editor of 'Notes and Queries,' 1883-1907, and the Rev. Joseph Woodfall Ebsworth, F.S.A., Editor of the Ballad Society's Publications. London: Unwin. 110.

1892, January 2nd (Marquis of Salisbury).
Dr. George Gore, F.R.S.
"In consideration of his services to chemical and physical science. 150l."
Born 1826 at Bristol; entirely self-educated after the age of twelve; elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 1865; LL.D. of Edinburgh, 1877; chief subjects electro-chemistry, electro-metallugy [sic] and chemistry ('Men and Women of the Time').

Nature (1909)

From Obituary, "DR. George Gore, F.R.S.," Nature 79 (7 January 1909), 290.

DR. George Gore, F.R.S.
G. A. S.
DR. GEORGE GORE, F.R.S., whose death was announced last week, was born at Bristol in 1826, the son of a small cooper. First as errand-boy and afterwards as cooper’s apprentice, he devoted himself to whatever scientific studies came within his reach.