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Authorised form of nameMasson; Sir; David Orme (1858 - 1937)
SurnameMasson
ForenamesDavid Orme
Dates1858 - 1937
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Hampstead, London, England (13 January 1858)
Death:
Melbourne, Australia (10 August 1937)
ActivityEducation:
MA (1877); BSc (1880); DSc (1884, Edinburgh)
Career:
Research Fellow, Edinburgh University (1881); Professor of Chemistry, Melbourne University, Australia (1886); founded the Melbourne University Chemical Society; founded the Society of Chemical Industry, Victoria; foundation President, Australian Chemical Institute (1917-1920); co-founded (1921) and later President (1922-1923), Australian National Research Council; retired as Emeritus Professor (1923)
Honours:
CBE 1918; KBE 1923
Memberships:
Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science (President 1911-1913)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/06/1903
RelationshipsSon of David Masson, Professor of English Literature; married Mary Struthers; father of Sir James Irvine Orme Masson (FRS 1939); uncle of John Masson Gulland (FRS 1945);
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; AE
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1936-1938 vol 2 pp 455-464, plate, by A C D Rivett
References:
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Royal Society codeNA2901
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/17/782Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Richard Tetley Glazebrook, Fellow of the Royal Society19 December 1898
NLB/29/286Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor [David] Orme Masson, Fellow of the Royal Society3 September 1904
RR/17/70Referee's report by Frederick Thomas Trouton, on a paper 'On the hygroscopic action of cotton' by David Orme Masson and E S Richards[August 1906]
RR/14/65Referee's report by Oliver Joseph Lodge, on a paper 'Ionic velocities' by David Orme Masson16 January 1899
RR/14/66Referee's report by George Carey Foster, on a paper 'Ionic velocities' by David Orme Masson6 February 1899
NLB/57/463Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor WB [Sir William Blaxland] Benham, FRS11 November 1919
NLB/57/462Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Chancellor, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand11 November 1919
NLB/57/464Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to to Professor DO [Sir David Orme] Masson, FRS11 November 1919
NLB/64/457Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir David Orme Masson, FRS; Australian National Research Council, Royal Society's House, 5 Elizabeth Street, Sydney18 April 1923
NLB/67/91Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir David Orme Masson, FRS20 October 1924
NLB/67/78Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir David Orme Masson, KBE, FRS16 October 1924
EC/1903/08Masson, Sir David Orme: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
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