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Authorised form of nameRobertson; Muriel (1883 - 1973)
SurnameRobertson
ForenamesMuriel
Dates1883 - 1973
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Glasgow, Scotland (08 April 1883)
Death:
Limvady, Northern Ireland (14 June 1973)
ActivityResearch Field:
Bacteriology, protozoology
Education:
At home; Glasgow University. MA (1905), DSc (1922)
Career:
Research at Glasgow University; Carnegie Fellow (1907-1910); travelled to Ceylon to study blood parasites of reptiles (1907); returned to Glasgow (1908); research assistant to E A Minchin (FRS 1911) at the Lister Institute of Preventitive Medicine, London (1909-1911), and joined the staff of the Institute (1910); Protozoologist to the Protectorate of Uganda in the Royal Society laboratory, Mpumu (1911-1914); returned to the Lister Institute when war broke out (1914); studied the bacterial causes of gangrene, which she returned to when evacuated to Cambridge (1939); Head, Department of Protozoology, Lister Institute (1944); her main research was in Trichomonas; had one eye removed due to glaucoma (1950s); worked part-time in the laboratory of the Agricultural Research Council Institute of Animal Physiology, Babraham, near Cambridge; went to live with her sister in Limvady and spent the last 18 months of her life in hospital there
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
20/03/1947
RelationshipsDaughter of Robert Andrew Robertson, engineer, and his wife Elizabeth Ritter
SourcesObituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1974 vol 20 pp 317-347, plate, by Ann Bishop and Sir Ashley Miles
References:
Joan Mason, 'The Women Fellows' Jubilee' in NR 1995 vol 49 pp 125-140
Royal Society codeNA8015
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1947/22Robertson, Muriel: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/GA/WS/2673/BRobertson, Muriel1946
CMB/51/16Programme of proposed research, submitted by Muriel Robertson to the Royal Society Tropical Diseases CommitteeFebruary 1911
CMB/51/49Copy, telegram from the Officer Administering the Government of Uganda, to the Secretary of State for the Colonies 30 October 1912
CMB/51/69Copy, letter from Muriel Robertson, Kampala, Uganda, to [the Secretary of the Royal Society]22 September 1913
CMB/51/89Copy, letter from Muriel Robertson, from the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, to Sir David Bruce, Chair of the Tropical Diseases Committee17 March 1919
CMB/51/43Programme of proposed work, 1912-1913, prepared for the Tropical Diseases Committee by Miss Muriel RobertsonSeptember 1912
CMB/51/42Copy, letter from Miss Muriel Robertson, Mpumu, Uganda, to [the Secretaries of the Royal Society]2 September 1912
CMB/51/68Copy, letter from Muriel Robertson, the camp, Norther Province Uganda, to [the Secretary of the Royal Society]13 August 1913
NLB/43/514Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Miss [Muriel] Robertson1 February 1911
NLB/46/69Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Miss Muriel Robertson6 June 1912
NLB/46/687Copy letter from John Rose Bradford, to The Under Secretary of State, the Colonial Office16 October 1912
NLB/50/461Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Miss Muriel Robertson, Lister Institute13 July 1914
RR/18/177Referee's report by David Bruce, on a paper 'Transmission of flagellates living in the blood of certain freshwater fishes' by Muriel Robertson30 January 1911
RR/19/105Referee's report by Edward Alfred Minchin, on a paper 'Notes on the life-history of Trypanosoma gambiense, etc' by Muriel Robertson[October 1912]
RR/19/104Referee's report by William Boog Leishman, on a paper 'Notes on the life-history of Trypanosoma gambiense, with a brief reference to the cycles of Trypanosoma nanum and Trypanosoma pecorum in Glossina palpalis' by Muriel Robertson[November 1912]
NLB/57/157Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir David Bruce, FRS, KCB, Surgeon General31 July 1919
RR/18/176Referee's report by Sidney Frederic Harmer, on a paper 'Transmission of flagellates living in the blood of certain freshwater fishes' by Muriel Robertson20 January 1911
RR/19/103Referee's report by Edward Alfred Minchin, on a paper 'Notes on the life-history of Trypanosoma gambiense, with a brief reference to the cycles of Trypanosoma nanum and Trypanosoma pecorum in Glossina palpalis' by Muriel Robertson[October 1912]
CMB/51/70Copy, letter from Muriel Robertson, Kampala, Uganda, to [the Secretary of the Royal Society]27 September 1913
IM/GA/WS/2673/CRobertson, Muriel1946
NLB/48/124Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Miss Muriel Robertson, Kampala, Uganda19 May 1913
RR/19/102Referee's report by Edward Alfred Minchin, on a paper 'Notes on certain aspects of the development of Trypanosoma gambiense in Glossina palpalis' by Muriel Robertson[March 1912]
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
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