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Authorised form of nameSmith; Sir; Grafton Elliot (1871 - 1937)
Dates1871 - 1937
NationalityAustralian
Place of birthGrafton, New South Wales, Australia
Date of birth15 August 1871
Place of deathBroadstairs, Kent
Date of death01/01/1937
Research fieldAnatomy
Anthropology
ActivityEducation:
Sydney High School; University of Sydney. MD (1895, first student to pass this exam at Sydney); MA (Cambridge)
Career:
Demonstrator, Department of Anatomy, University of Sydney (1894); won scholarship to Cambridge University (1896); Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge (1899); Professor of Anatomy, Government Medical School, Cairo (1900); studied mummification; Professor of Anatomy, University of Manchester (1909); Professor of Anatomy, University College, London (1919); involved in the establishment of a department of anthropology, University of Sydney (1924); retired from University College, London (1936)
Honours:
Kt 1934
Memberships:
Anatomical Society (President)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/05/1907
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1913-1914
Medals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1912
RelationshipsMarried: Kathleen Macredie; two sons
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; AE
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1936-1938 vol 2 pp 323-333, plate, by J T Wilson
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/41901770
Royal Society codeNA3577
Archives associated with this Fellow
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EC/1907/16Smith, Sir Grafton Elliot: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/19/40Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'The size of the trachea in warm-blooded animals, and its relationship to the weight, the surface area, the blood volume, and the size of the aorta' by Georges Dreyer, William Ray and E W Ainley Walker[October 1912]
IM/004274Smith, Sir Grafton Elliotnd
NLB/40/601Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Messrs Harrison & Sons2 July 1909
NLB/26/56Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Professor Grafton Elliot Smith, [Fellow of the Royal Society], c/o Professor Thomas George Bond Howes, Fellow of the Royal SocietyJanuary 1903
NLB/35/98Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Grafton Elliot Smith, [Fellow of the Royal Society]15 April 1907
NLB/35/438Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Grafton Elliot Smith, Fellow of the Royal Society, School of Medicine, Cairo1 June 1907
NLB/35/802Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Grafton Elliot Smith, [Fellow of the Royal Society]18 July 1907
NLB/54/86Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS6 February 1917
NLB/42/690Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison [signed by Theordore E James] to Professor G [Grafton] Elliot Smith FRS 5 August 1910
NLB/46/666Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor [Grafton] Elliott Smith, Fellow of the Royal Society14 October 1912
NLB/47/20Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor G [Grafton] Elliot Smith FRS13 November 1912
NLB/47/841Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith18 April 1913
NLB/48/253Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, Fellow of the Royal Society4 June 1913
NLB/50/239Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, Fellow of the Royal Society28 May 1914
NLB/51/109Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor Grafton Elliot Smith FRS11 December 1914
NLB/52/46Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor Grafton Elliot Smith FRS29 July 1915
NLB/51/82Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor Grafton Elliot Smith FRS7 December 1914
RR/23/103Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'The development of the pancreas, the pancreatic and hepatic ducts, in Trichosurus vulpecula' by Margaret TribeJuly 1916
RR/18/30Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'A study of the craniology of the modern inhabitants of Sardinia' by W L H DuckworthSeptember 1910
NLB/53/412Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS02 August 1916
NLB/53/449Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Elliot Smith, FRS07 September 1916
RR/25/34Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'On nerve-end cells in the dental pulp' by J Howard Mummery[May 1918]
NLB/54/194Copy letter from [Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS1 March 1917
RR/23/105Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'The typical form of the cochlea and its variations' by Henry J WattOctober 1916
RR/19/39Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'The size of the aorta in warm-blooded animals and its relationship to the body weight and to the surface area expressed in a formula' by Georges Dreyer, William Ray and E W Ainley Walker[October 1912]
NLB/62/922Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot-Smith, FRS8 June 1922
RR/22/130Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'The monotreme skull: A contribution to mammalian morphogenesis' by David Meredith Seares WatsonAugust 1915
RR/23/14Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'The cytomorphosis of the marsupial enamel-organ and its significance in relation to the structure of the completed enamel' by J Thornton CarterJuly 1916
NLB/64/765Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS.15 Jun 1923
RR/40/27Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'An experimental verification of the gesture theory of speech' by Richard PagetNovember 1929
NLB/58/190Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS24 March 1920
NLB/60/132Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS13 December 1920
RR/40/28Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'The origin of numeral and alphabetic signs' by Richard PagetAugust 1929
NLB/60/658Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS10 March 1921
RR/23/22Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'On the structure and development of the skull and laryngeal cartilages of perameles, with notes on the cranial nerves' by Philippa C EsdaileJanuary 1916
NLB/67/319Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS5 December 1924
RR/19/54Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'Notes on the cpmparative anatomy of the middle ear' by Albert A Gray[October 1912]
RR/45/96Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'Central nerve terminals in the mamalian spinal cord and their examination by experimental degeneration' by E C Hoff[March 1932]
RR/20/54Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'On the occurrence of a ganglion in the human temporal bone not hitherto described' by A A GrayJune 1913
NLB/61/781Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS24 October 1921
NLB/61/85Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS6 May 1921
RR/45/97Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'The distribution of the spinal terminals (boutons) of the pyramidal tract, determined by experimental degeneration' by E C Hoff[June 1932]
NLB/57/194Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to unknown correspondent11 August 1919
NLB/57/380Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor G [Sir Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS29 October 1919
RR/51/64Referee's report by John Stopford, Baron Stopford of Fallowfield, on a paper 'A comparative study of the endocranial cast of Sinanthropus' by Joseph L Shellshear and Grafton Elliot Smith[December 1933]
RR/51/65Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'A comparative study of the endocranial cast of Sinanthropus' by Joseph L Shellshear and Grafton Elliot Smith[January 1934]
RR/36/23Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'The origin of speech — A hypothesis' by Richard Arthur Surtees Paget[July 1927]
RR/52/89Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'On diencephalic and mesencephalic nuclei and fibre paths in the brains of three deep sea fish' by William M ShanklinApril 1934
NLB/61/708Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, Chairman of Government Grant Committee, Board G, FRS14 October 1921
NLB/64/413Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS9 April 1923
NLB/63/826Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS03 January 1923
NLB/65/118Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS2 August 1923
NLB/64/335Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS16 March 1923
NLB/63/398Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRSOctober 1922
NLB/63/15Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS15 June 1922
NLB/68/307Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS17 June 1925
NLB/67/264Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Rose Bradford, KCMG, FRS24 November 1924
NLB/65/727Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS13 December 1923
NLB/67/488Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS8 January 1925
NLB/66/238Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS24 March 1924
NLB/71/153Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Garfton] Elliot Smith, FRS23 January 1928
NLB/67/448Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS22 December 1924
NLB/67/772Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS3 March 1925
RR/33/30Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'A contribution to the anatomy of the ductless glands and lymphatic system of the angler fish (Lophius piscatorius)' by Richard Huggins Burne January 1926
NLB/71/155Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary General, Congress Bureau, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, [Egypt]23 January 1928
NLB/72/328Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS8 July 1929
NLB/71/201Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Miss Marian Hines, Baltimore, USA8 February 1928
NLB/72/587Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS8 January 1930
NLB/73/322Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS2 June 1931
CD/5/53Letter from Grafton Elliot Smith, to Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society19 April 1923
NLB/72/871Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS10 June 1930
NLB/65/854Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Alfred Cort] Haddon, FRS18 January 1924
NLB/65/846Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Grafton] Elliot Smith, FRS18 January 1924
RR/18/26Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'On the structure, development and morphological interpretation of the pineal organs and adjacent parts of the brain in the tuatara (sphenodon punctatus)' by Arthur DendyJuly 1910
RR/23/65Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'On the structure and development of the tubular enamel of the sparidae and labridae' by J Howard MummeryJanuary 1917
NLB/56/338Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Henry Balfour Esquire, FRS15 January 1919
RR/35/111Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'The brain of ornithorhynchus anatinus' by Marion HinesNovember 1927
RR/25/37Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'The epithelial sheath of hertwig in the teeth of man, with notes on the follicle and Nasmyth's membrane' by J Howard Mummery[July 1918]
NLB/65/855Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS18 January 1924
NLB/56/341Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Right Honourable Lord Milner16 January 1919
NLB/52New Letter Book volume 52, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration9 July 1915-8 March 1916
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
RR/28/16Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'A method for the comparative study of the human skull, and its application to Homo sapiens and Homo neandertalensis' by William Johnson Sollas[June 1922]
RR/47/42Referee's report by Grafton Elliot Smith, on a paper 'Further observations on the medulla oblongata of cyprinoids ; and a comparative study of the medulla of clupeoids and cyprinoids with special reference to the acoustic tubercles' by H Muir EvansMay 1932
MDA/C/9/8Correspondence on the Foulerton Professorship held by Ernest Henry Starling1922-1928
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