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Authorised form of nameBroom; Robert (1866 - 1951)
SurnameBroom
ForenamesRobert
Dates1866 - 1951
NationalityBritish
South African
Dates and placesBirth:
66 Back Sneddon Street, Paisley, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom (30 November 1866)
Death:
Pretoria, South Africa, Africa (06 April 1951)
ActivityProfession:
Doctor; palaeontologist
Research field:
Paleontology
Education:
University of Galsgow MD (1895), DSc (1905); CMZS
Career:
Practiced medicine in Australia (1895-1897); settled in South Africa (1897); Professor of zoology and geology, Victoria College, Stellenbosch, South Africa (1903-1910); established medical practice in Karoo, South Africa; Keeper of vertebrate palaeontology, South African Museum, Cape Town; spiritualist who believed in spiritual evolution
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
13/05/1920
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1928
Lectures:
Croonian 1913
Published works'The origin of the human skeleton: an introduction to human osteology' 1930; 'The mammal-like reptiles of South Africa and the origin of mammals' 1932; 'The coming of man: was it accident or design?' 1933; 'The South African fossil ape-man: the Australopithecinae' 1946; 'Sterkfontein ape-man Plesianthropus' 1949; 'Finding the missing link' 1950
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; Wikipedia
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1952-1953 vol 8 pp 37-70, plate, by D M S Watson
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/40137076
Royal Society codeNA6030
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/48/269Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Robert Broom6 June 1913
NLB/50/316Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr R Broom15 June 1914
NLB/48/107Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr [Robert] Broom19 May 1913
NLB/48/198Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Robert Broom30 May 1913
NLB/48/166Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Robert Broom27 May 1913
NLB/50/696Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr R Broom, 2 Norfolk House, Brixton Oval, S.W.15 October 1914
RR/21/35Referee's report by Reginald Innes Pocock, on the Croonian Lecture 'On the origin of mammals' by Robert Broom[May 1914]
RR/39/42Referee's report by Arthur Smith Woodward, on a paper 'On the structure of the mammal-like reptiles of the sub-order Gorgonopsia' by Robert Broom[July 1929]
NLB/59/611Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Robert] Broom, FRS25 October 1920
RR/55/65Referee's report by David Meredith Seares Watson, on a paper 'On the structure of the skull in the mammal-like reptiles of the suborder therocephalia' by Robert BroomMay 1935
NLB/57/881Copy letter from unknown correspondent; to unknown correspondent26 February 1920
NLB/72/145Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Robert] Broom, FRS22 April 1929
NLB/71/914Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, WC27 December 1928
NLB/71/781Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Keeper, H.M. Privy Purse1 November 1928
NLB/71/880Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, H.M. Privy Purse, Buckingham Palace, SW127 November 1928
NLB/71/892Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the High Commissioner for South Africa, Trafalgar Square, WC21 December 1928
NLB/72/932Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Robert] Broom, FRS5 July 1930
EC/1920/03Broom, Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/39/41Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'On the structure of the mammal-like reptiles of the sub-order Gorgonopsia' by Robert Broom[July 1929]
RR/21/34Referee's report by Arthur Smith Woodward, on the Croonian Lecture 'On the origin of mammals' by Robert Broom[May 1914]
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