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Authorised form of nameKeith; Sir; Arthur (1866 - 1955)
Dates1866 - 1955
NationalityBritish
Place of birthPersley, Aberdeenshire
Date of birth05 February 1866
Place of deathDowne, Kent
Date of death07/01/1955
Research fieldAnatomy
Anthropology
ActivityEducation:
King Edward School, Aberdeen?; Robert Gordon's College (1882); MD
Career:
Conservator of Museum and Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons, London (1908-1933); Fullerian Professor of Physiology, Royal Institution (1917-1923); President, British Association (1927); Rector, Aberdeen University (1930-1933)
Honours:
Kt 1921
Memberships:
FRCS; Roll (Aberdeen)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election01/05/1913
RelationshipsSon of a farmer
Published works 'Human Embryology and morphology', 1902; 'The Antiquity of Man' 1915;
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1955 vol 1 pp 145-161, plate, by W E Le Gros Clark
Notes:
Discrepancy between dates in various sources; 05 February 1866 seems the most likely
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/46753857
Royal Society codeNA7000
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1913/11Keith, Sir Arthur: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/002495Keith, Sir Arthurnd
CD/52/41Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to Dr [Arthur] Keith27 August 1920
CD/52/58Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to Dr [Arthur] Keith12 October 1920
NLB/57/240Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor A [Arthur] Keith, FRS, Director of the Mackie Anthropological Expedition26 September 1919
NLB/59/312Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Arthur] Keith, FRS14 September 1920
CD/52/69Letter from [Arthur] Keith, to Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society2 December 1920
CD/54/43Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to Sir Arthur Keith7 May 1923
NLB/51/8Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor Arthur Keith FRS19 November 1914
NLB/50/459Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Arthur] Keith, Fellow of the Royal Society11 July 1914
NLB/50/839Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Arthur] Keith, Fellow of the Royal Society16 November 1914
NLB/69/65Copy letter from Henry Hallett Dale, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS23 December 1925
NLB/60/402Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS29 January 1921
NLB/61/468Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS9 July 1921
NLB/53/413Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Arthur] Keith, FRS01 August 1916
NLB/60/902Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS25 April 1921
NLB/58/367Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS20 April 1920
NLB/58/68Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Arthur] Keith, FRS9 March 1920
NLB/54/471Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS21 May 1917
NLB/54/782Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Arthur Keith, FRS26 September 1917
RR/23/108Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'The development of the pancreas, the pancreatic and hepatic ducts, in Trichosurus vulpecula' by Margaret TribeJuly 1916
NLB/54/660Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS18 July 1917
NLB/54/828Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Arthur] Keith, FRS12 October 1917
RR/26/76Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'A remarkable flint implement from selsey bill' by Edwin Ray Lankester[February 1921]
NLB/56/114Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS26 November 1918
NLB/54/793Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. Arthur Keith, FRS4 October 1917
RR/23/59Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'On the post-œstrous changes occurring in the generative organs and mammary glands of the non-pregnant dog' by Francis Hugh Adam Marshall and E T HalnanDecember 1916
NLB/58/436Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS5 May 1920
NLB/56/430Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arhur] Keith, FRS10 February 1919
NLB/56/573Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Arthur Keith, FRS17 March 1919
CD/52/28Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to Dr [Arthur] Keith5 May 1920
RR/35/47Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'On the ear region of certain of the Chrysochloridae' by C Forster Cooper1927
NLB/59/645Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Arthur] Keith, FRS28 October 1920
NLB/63/121Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS01 July 1922
NLB/58/26Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS, Editor of 'The Journal of Anatomy'2 March 1920
NLB/58/844Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS24 June 1920
RR/35/64Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'A graphite suspension for intravital injection of capillaries' by Cecil K Drinker and Edward D ChurchillApril 1927
RR/31/81Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'Dimensions of the labyrinth correlated' by Henry J Watt[April 1924]
NLB/57/285Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William Bate Hardy, FRS, Secretary of the Royal Society7 October 1919
NLB/59/200Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Arthur] Keith, FRS26 July 1920
NLB/72/303Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS27 June 1929
NLB/59/219Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Arthur] Keith, FRS27 July 1920
NLB/59/283Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Arthur] Keith, FRS27 August 1920
NLB/60/266Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS8 January 1921
NLB/60/23Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS3 December 1920
NLB/60/619Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS3 March 1921
RR/42/89Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'Australopithecus africanus. With a note on the fossil remains associated with australopithecus africanus' by R A DantJune 1930
NLB/62/798Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS8 May 1922
NLB/61/487Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS11 July 1921
NLB/60/332Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS20 January 1921
NLB/60/559Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS24 February 1921
NLB/63/150Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS07 July 1922
NLB/63/134Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS05 July 1922
NLB/60/889Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Arthur] Keith, FRS21 April 1921
NLB/61/84Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Arthur] Keith, FRS6 May 1921
NLB/57/516Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor A [Arthur] Keith, FRS21 November 1919
RR/52/93Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'The brain of the Aboriginal Australian. A study in cerebral morphology' by Joseph L ShellshearDecember 1934
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]
NLB/61/465Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS; Anatomical Society9 July 1921
NLB/55/653Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Professor Arthur] Keith, FRS09 July 1918
RR/53/67Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'Experiments on the development in vitro of the avian knee-joint' by Honor Bridget Fell and R G Cantind [August 1934]
NLB/64/404Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS28 March 1923
NLB/63/167Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS07 July 1922
NLB/57/824Copy letter from Sir William Bate Hardy, FRS, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor A [Sir Arthur] Keith, FRS13 February 1920
CD/52/4Letter from [Arthur] Keith, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society16 February 1920
NLB/65/629Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS30 November 1923
NLB/64/601Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS10 May 1923
NLB/64/811Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Sidney [Frederic] Harmer K.B.E. FRS22 June 1923
CD/54/55Letter from [Arthur] Keith, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society2 June 1924
NLB/64/584Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS07 May 1923
NLB/67/402Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS15 December 1924
NLB/66/237Copy letter from [William Bate Hardy], Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS24 March 1924
CD/54/56Letter from John Roscoe [leader of the Mackie Ethnological Expedition], Ovington Rectory, Thetford, to [Arthur] Keith21 May 1924
NLB/65/852Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS18 January 1924
NLB/69/653Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS9 July 1926
NLB/67/220Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Sidney [Frederic] Harmer, KBE, FRS14 November 1924
NLB/66/738Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sidney Harmer, K.B.E., FRS.1 July 1924
NLB/67/353Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS8 December 1924
CD/52/2Letter from [Arthur] Keith, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society7 February 1920
CD/52/70Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to Professor [Arthur] Keith3 December 1920
NLB/66/765Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, W.C.24 July 1924
RR/30/69Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'On certain abnormalities occurring in the pituitary of the frog' by H R Hewer12 June 1924
NLB/69/239Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS12 February 1926
NLB/68/50Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS; Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, W.C.2.5 May 1925
NLB/68/885Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Sidney Harmer, KBE, FRS20 November 1925
CD/52/21Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to Dr [Arthur] Keith12 April 1920
NLB/72/291Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, MD, FRS24 June 1929
NLB/69/938Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS20 November 1926
NLB/70/705Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS8 July 1927
NLB/69/324Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary, Aeronautical Research Committee, National Physical Laboratory3 March 1926
NLB/69/544Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS3 June 1926
NLB/71/444Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS21 May 1928
CD/52/25Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to Dr [Arthur] Keith26 April 1920
NLB/72/330Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS8 July 1929
CD/54/2Letter from [Arthur] Keith, to William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society2 March 1922
NLB/72/439Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS22 October 1929
CD/52/35Letter from Dr [Arthur] Keith, to Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society23 July 1920
NLB/72/413Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS7 October 1929
CD/54/10Letter from [Arthur] Keith, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society10 May 1922
NLB/72/895Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Keith, FRS20 June 1930
CD/52/6Letter from [Arthur] Keith, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society23 February 1920
CD/5/17Copy letter from the Royal Society, to Professor [John] Graham Kerr, Professor [John Stanley] Gardiner, Professor [James Thomas] Wilson, Sir [David] Prain, Dr [Arthur William] Hill, Sir Arthur Keith, Sir [Alfred Daniel] Hall, Professor [Robert] Newstead, Colonel [Henry George] Lyons, Dr [John William] Evans, Sir [Richard] Threlfall, Sir [John] Cadman18 January 1923
CD/53/13Letter from Professor [Arthur] Keith, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society14 March 1921
CD/50/20Letter from [Arthur] Keith, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society30 December 1918
CD/51/49Letter from Arthur Keith, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to Robert Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society2 October 1919
CD/52/12Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to Dr [Arthur] Keith9 March 1920
CD/50/11Letter from [Peter] Jeffrey Mackie, to Dr [Arthur] Keith, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London6 November 1917
CD/50/1Letter from Arthur Keith, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society25 September 1917
CD/51/48Copy letter from [the Royal Society], to Professor [Arthur] Keith28 September 1919
CD/52/40Letter from [Arthur] Keith, to Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society28 July 1920
CD/52/37Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to Dr [Arthur] Keith27 July 1920
CD/52/60Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to Dr [Arthur] Keith28 October 1920
CD/52/45Letter from [Arthur] Keith, to Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society28 August 1920
CD/51/56Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society, to Professor [Arthur] Keith 24 October 1919
CD/51/51Letter from Arthur Keith, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to Robert Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society6 October 1919
CD/52/24Letter from Arthur [Robertson] Cushny, Pharmacological Laboratory, University of Edinburgh, to [Arthur] Keith, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, W.C.2.22 April 1920
CD/51/50Letter from Arthur Keith, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society21 October 1919
CD/52/36Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, to Dr [Arthur] Keith26 July 1920
CD/53/12Letter from Professor [Arthur] Keith, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society26 February 1921
CD/54/17Letter from [Arthur] Keith, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society3 July 1922
CD/54/16Letter from [Arthur] Keith, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society30 June 1922
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
CD/52/59Letter from [Arthur] Keith, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society13 October 1920
IM/002496Keith, Sir Arthurnd
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/45/92Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'On the endocranial cast of the adolescent Sinanthropus skull' by Davidson Black16 November 1932
NLB/57/769Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr SF [Sidney Frederick] Harmer, FRS, Chairman of the Zoology Committee2 February 1920
CD/51/53Copy letter from Arthur Keith, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to Robert Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society6 October 1919
CD/51/55Letter from [James George] Frazer, 1 Brick Court, Temple, London, E.C.4., to Arthur Keith20 October 1919
CD/50/6Letter from Arthur Keith, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to Robert Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society12 October 1917
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/58New Letter Book volume 58, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration28 February 1920-9 July 1920
NLB/59New Letter Book volume 59, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration9 July 1920-2 December 1920
NLB/60New Letter Book volume 60, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration2 December 1920-26 April 1921
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
RR/51/63Referee's report by Arthur Keith, on a paper 'The primitive features of the cerebrum, with special reference to the brain of the bushwoman described by Marshall' by Joseph L Shellshear[July 1933]
CD/103/14Letter from Arthur Keith, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, to Robert Harrison21 December 1917
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