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Authorised form of nameSteele; Bertram Dillon (1870 - 1934)
SurnameSteele
ForenamesBertram Dillon
Dates1870 - 1934
Dates and placesBirth:
Plymouth, Devon, England (30 May 1870)
Death:
Brisbane, Australia (12 April 1934)
ActivityProfession:
Pharmaceutical chemist
Education:
University of Melbourne. BSc; DSc
Career:
The family moved to Victoria, Australia (1889); Chemistry tutor at colleges affiliated to University of Melbourne (from 1896); Acting Professor of Chemistry, University of Adelaide; Research Scholar (1909) in London, Breslau, McGill University, Montreal, and Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh; Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Melbourne (1906); constructed a micro-balance sensitive enough to estimate radium emanation; Professor of Chemistry, University of Queensland (1910); war work included development of a new gas mask, British Ministry of Munitions (1915-1919); resigned his chair on health grounds (1931)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
15/05/1919
RelationshipsMarried Amy Woodhead of Melbourne
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; AE
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1932-1935 vol l pp 345-348, plate, by Sir David Orme Masson
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 codeNA5954
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1919/11Steele, Bertram Dillon: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/15/261Referee's report by James Walker, on a paper 'The measurement of ionic velocities' by Bertram Dillon SteeleJune 1901
RR/15/259Referee's report by William Cecil Dampier Whetham, on a paper 'The measurement of ionic velocities' by Bertram Dillon SteeleJune 1901
RR/15/258Referee's report by Oliver Joseph Lodge, on a paper 'The measurement of ionic velocities' by Bertram Dillon Steele31 May 1901
RR/16/294Referee's report by William Cecil Dampier Whetham, on a paper 'The accurate measurement of ionic velocities' by R B Denison and Bertram Dillon SteeleOctober 1905
RR/16/392Referee's report by William Cecil Dampier Whetham, on a paper 'The halogen hydrides as conducting solvents, parts I, II, III, and IV' by D McIntosh, Bertram Dillon Steele, and E H ArchibaldFebruary 1905
NLB/32/42Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Bertram Dillon Steele, Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh15 December 1905
NLB/32/28Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Dr R B Denison and Dr Betram Dillon Steele14 December 1905
NLB/37/50Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir William Ramsay KCB, FRS16 January 1908
NLB/57/383Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor BD [Bertram Dillon] Steele, FRS29 October 1919
NLB/71/20Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Bertram Dillon] Steele, FRS5 December 1927
RR/16/393Referee's report by James Gordon MacGregor, on a paper 'The halogen hydrides as conducting solvents, parts I, II, III, and IV' by D McIntosh, Bertram Dillon Steele, and E H Archibald25 February 1905
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