(Strontian, town in Scotland) Isolated by Davey by electrolysis in 1808; however, AdairCrawford in 1790 recognized a new mineral (strontianite) as differing from other bariumminerals.
'I beseech you to take interest in these sacred domains so expressively called laboratories. Ask that there be more and that they be adorned for these are the temples of the future, wealth and well-being. It is here that humanity will grow, strengthen and improve. Here, humanity will learn to read progress and individual harmony in the works of nature, while humanity's own works are all too often those of barbarism, fanaticism and destruction.'