Chemist; University professor. Born– September 30, 1901, Fernbank. Married– 1937. Children– One. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1922; M.S., 1930; Columbia University, M.A., 1931, Ph.D., 1934. Served in US Army, Quartermaster Corps, WWII.Employed as chemical engineer for the U. S. Bureau of Mines in Alabama, 1922-1927; staff geologist for the Alabama State Geological Survey, 1927-1930; research chemist for Carleton Ellis Laboratory, 1935-1937; National Lead Company, 1937-1942; associate professor of chemistry at Auburn University 1946-56. Died November 19, 1987.


American Men and Women of Science, 12th ed.


Cation and Anion Identification. S.l.; s.n., 1963.

Development of the Christian Faith.  Auburn:  Luxapillila, 1981.

Doctor Bill. Auburn, Ala.; Barksdale Books, 1976.

General Chemistry for Colleges. New York; Longman, 1950.

General Chemistry for Laboratories.  New York:  Longmans, 1951.

Let’s Stop Inflation Now. Auburn, Ala.; s.n., 1979.

Let’s Write That Book. Auburn, Ala.; Author, 1970.

Lignite in Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1929.

Ochers of Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1930.

Possible Salt Deposits in the Vicinity of the Jackson Fault, Alabama. University, Ala.; Geological Survey of Alabama, 1929.

Qualitative Analysis.  Auburn, 1952.

Qualitative Analysis and ionic equilibria.  Auburn, 1963.

Religion around the World. Auburn:  Luxapillila, 1981.

Semimicro qualitative analysis.  N.P., 1952.

Statistics of the Mineral Production of Alabama, 1926-1928.  University of Alabama.

A Study of religion. Auburn, AL:  Luxapallila Press, 1981.

Thermodynamic properties of dilute thallous chloride solutions.  New York, 1933.

Titanium; Its Occurence, Chemistry, and Technology. New York; Ronald Press, 1949; 1966.


The Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University holds a collection of the papers of Jelks Barksdale.