Record

Authorised form of nameDonnan; Frederick George (1870 - 1956)
Dates1870 - 1956
Place of birthColombo, Sri Lanka
Date of birth06 September 1870
Place of deathCanterbury, Kent
Date of death16/12/1956
Research fieldPhysical chemistry
ActivityEducation:
PhD
Honours:
CBE 1920
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election04/05/1911
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Davy Medal 1928
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1957 vol 3 pp 23-39, plate, by F A Freeth
References:
Sir Harold Hartley and D C Martin, 'The Royal Society Club Dinner on 14 November 1968 in Celebration of the 90th Birthday of Sir Harold Hartley, FRS' in NR 1969 vol 24 pp 146-155
R Singh and F Riess, 'The nobel laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman FRS and his contacts with the British Scientific community in a social and political context' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 47-64
Notes:
Date of birth incorrectly given as 5 September 1870 in BM vol 3, and also in DSB.
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/41991332
Royal Society codeNA8206
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
PB/1/33/1/2Nobel Prize1948
AP/79/9Compton's formula for the temperature variation of the specific heat of solids1916
IM/001189Donnan, Frederick Georgend
IM/001188Donnan, Frederick Georgend
NLB/69New Letter Book volume 69, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration10 December 1925-26 November 1926
NLB/44/393Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison [signed by Theodore E James] to Messrs Harrison & Sons3 July 1911
NLB/45/5Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor F [Frederick] G [George] Donnan FRS5 December 1911
NLB/44/391Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison [signed by Theodore E James] to Messrs Harrison & Sons3 July 1911
NLB/46/731Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Frederick George Donnan, Fellow of the Royal Society25 October 1912
NLB/51/80Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor Frederick George Donnan FRS7 December 1914
NLB/51/609Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Professor Frederick George Donnan FRS5 May 1915
NLB/52/391Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Frederick George Donnan, FRS26 November 1915
NLB/52/634Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Frederick George Donnan, FRS31 January 1916
NLB/52/523Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Frederick George Donnan, FRS7 January 1916
NLB/54/29Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS24 January 1917
NLB/52/747Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor Frederick George Donnan, FRS21 February 1916
NLB/54/34Copy letter from [Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS26 January 1917
RR/23/72Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Problems bearing on residual affinity' by Percival Spencer Umfreville Pickering1916
RR/22/43Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Some catalytic phenomena, the stages of which have been traced experimentally' by A E Dixon and J TaylorDecember 1915
RR/22/121Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Heats of dilution of concentrated solutions' by William S TuckerApril 1915
RR/22/30Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The combining volumes of hydrogen and oxygen' by F P Burt and E C EdgarFebruary 1916
RR/21/59Referee's report by Samuel Walter Johnson Smith, on a paper 'The variation of electrical potential across a semi-permeable membrane' by Frederick George Donnan and G M Green[June 1914]
RR/21/13Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Studies of the process operative in solutions. XXIX.-The disturbance of the equilibrium in solutions by "strong" and "weak" interfering agents' by Henry Edward Armstrong and E E Walkernd [1914]
RR/28/118Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Capillary action' by W Galloway[October 1923]
RR/23/78Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'On the use of partly neutralised mixtures of acids as hydrion regulators' by E B R PrideauxMay 1916
RR/22/120Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The microscopic structure of semipermeable membranes and the part played by surface forces in osmosis' by Frank Tinker1915
RR/23/16Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'On crystallisation of calcium tartrate' by Frederick Daniel ChattawayMay 1916
RR/23/38Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The corrosion and electrical properties of steels' by Robert Abbott Hadfield and Edgar NewberyNovember 1916
NLB/53/193Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Hugh Longbourne] Callendar, Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee and FRS23 May 1916
RR/27/76Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The potential difference occurring in a Donnan Equilibrium and the theory of colloidal behaviour' by Archibald Vivian HillNovember 1922
NLB/53/642Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS15 November 1916
RR/28/9Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Diffusion and intertraction' by C G Schoneboom[June 1922]
NLB/67/147Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS3 November 1924
RR/42/57Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The thermal decomposition of ethyl ether on the surface of platinum' by Edgar William Richard Steacie and H N CampbellApril 1930
RR/32/114Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'On the law and mechanism of monomolecular reaction' by S C RoyNovember 1925
RR/31/77Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The thermal decomposition of derivatives of oxalacetic ester—A unimolecular reaction' by David Lindsay Watson[January 1925]
RR/33/54Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'On the mechanism of oxidation-reduction potential' by Malcolm DixonJuly 1926
RR/30/76Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The kinetics of the interaction of nitrous oxide and hydrogen' by Cyril Norman Hinshelwood[July 1924]
RR/33/105Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Aberrations from the ideal gas laws in systems of one and two components' by O Maass and J H MennieNovember 1925
NLB/63/640Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS22 November 1922
NLB/55/350Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS06 March 1918
RR/37/128Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Some adsorption isothermals for a plane platinum surface' by William George PalmerNovember 1928
RR/38/79Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The decomposition of potassium hydrogen oxalate hemihydrate' by J Hume and J ColvinAugust 1929
NLB/71/938Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frederick George] Donnan, C.B.E., FRS12 December 1928
RR/37/151Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Chemical equilibrium in the vapour of a mixture of paraffins and unsaturated hydrocarbons' by Harold Albert WilsonJune 1928
RR/37/107Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'On the decomposition of ammonia by high-speed electrons' by John Cunningham McLennan and Gilbert GreenwoodJuly 1928
RR/38/157Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The kinetics of the decomposition of calcium carbonate hexahydrate' by B Topley and J HumeMay 1928
RR/37/122Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The molecular dimensions of organinc compounds.-Part II. The viscosity of vapours: Benzene, toluene and cyclohexane' by A G NasiniDecember 1928
NLB/69/303Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS24 February 1926
RR/39/20Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The density of the vapours in equilibrium with water, ethyl alcohol, methyl alcohol and benzene' by Randal Thomas Mowbray Rawdon Berkeley and E Stenhouse[December 1929]
RR/41/116Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Problems of the boundary state' by William Bate HardyMarch 1930
RR/40/35Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The compressibility of aqueous solutions' by Edgar Philip Perman and W. D. UrryAugust 1929
RR/40/123Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Further studies on intertraction' by Almroth Edward WrightAugust 1929
RR/40/39Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The influence of hydrogen ion concentration on the adsorption of weak electrolytes by pure charcoals' by Harold John Phelps and Rudolph Albert PetersApril 1929
RR/40/121Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The theory of cracking petroleum' by Harold Albert WilsonFebruary 1929
RR/42/100Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Viscosity and rigidity in suspensions of fine particles. I–Aqueous suspensions' by C M McDowell and Francis L UsherFebruary 1931
RR/41/115Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The photosensitised decomposition of nitrogen trichloride.—Part I' by John G A Griffiths and Ronald George Wreyford NorrishJanuary 1931
NLB/67/171Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS7 November 1924
RR/35/2Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'A theory of partial osmotic pressures and membrane equilibria, with special reference to the application of Dalton's Law to haemoglobin solutions in the presence of salts' by Gilbert Smithson Adair11 January 1928
RR/32/1Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'A theory of partial osmotic pressures and membrane equilibria, with special reference to the application of Dalton's Law to haemoglobin solutions in the presence of salts' by Gilbert Smithson AdairMay 1925
NLB/68/779Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS31 October 1925
RR/21/33Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'An approximate estimate of the constituents of water' by William Robert Bousfield[December 1914]
NLB/63/486Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS27 October 1922
RR/52/74Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The sorption of methyl and ethyl alcohol by silica gels' by Alexander Graham FosterFebruary 1935
NLB/65/890Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS25 January 1924
RR/36/96Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Chemical equilibrium in a mixture of paraffins' by Harold Albert Wilson[April 1927]
RR/55/129Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The surface membranes of muscle fibres' by W L FrancisDecember 1936
RR/57/12Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Photoelectric methods of measuring the velocity of rapid reactions - II—A simple apparatus for rapid ph and other changes requiring 200 cc or more of each reagent' by Francis John Worsley Roughton[February 1936]
RR/57/19Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Studies on thixotropic gelation - II—The coagulation of clay suspensions' by J L Russell[January 1936]
RR/55/69Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Studies in microcataphoresis - I—Technique' by H C Brown and J C BroomNovember 1935
RR/57/126Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Hydrogen overvoltage and the reversible hydrogen electrode' by John Alfred Valentine Butler[August 1936]
NLB/63/419Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS, Chemical Laboratories, University College, London, W.C.1.11 October 1922
RR/58/103Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Photoelectric methods of measuring the velocity of rapid reactions - III—A portable micro-apparatus applicable to an extended range of reactions' by G A MillikanFebruary 1936
RR/60/62Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Photoelectric methods of measuring the velocity of rapid reactions I-General principles and controls' by Francis John Worsley Roughton and G A MillikanFebruary 1936
NLB/64/387Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS26 March 1923
RR/59/12Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The determination of atomic weights by means of the microbalance, and the values obtained for carbon, nitrogen, and fluorine' by W Cawood and H S Patterson[May 1936]
NLB/62/929Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS9 June 1922
RR/61/36Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The Isolation and some properties of liquid crystalline substances from solanaceous plants infected with three strains of tobacco mosaic virus' by Frederick Charles Bawden and Norman Wingate PirieApril 1937
NLB/68/161Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Richard Glazebrook, Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society21 May 1925
RR/71/277Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The mechanism of isothermal distillation in the porous-disk osmometer' by A T Williamson1948
RR/65/88Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The use of chemical potentials as indices of toxicity' by John FergusonMarch 1929
RR/65/224Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Studies in the viscosity of colloids. I. The anomalous viscosity of dilute suspensions of rigid anisometric particles' by J R RobinsonJanuary 1939
NLB/63/770Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS12 December 1922
RR/68/477Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Statistical thermodynamics of mixtures with zero energies of mixing' by Edward Armand Guggenheim[1944]
RR/68/476Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Statistical thermodynamics of mixtures with non-zero energies of mixing' by Edward Armand Guggenheim[1944]
RR/37/123Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The molecular dimensions of organic compounds. Part III.-The viscosity of vapours: Thiophen and a - Methylthiophen, pyridine and thiazole' by A G NasiniDecember 1928
RR/38/106Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The molecular dimensions of organic compounds. Part I.-General considerations' by Thomas Martin Lowry and A G NasiniDecember 1928
NLB/65/481Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the Society of Chemical Industry; 46 Finsbury Square, E.C.2.6 November 1923
RR/30/75Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The homogeneous thermal decomposition of nitrous oxide' by Cyril Norman Hinshelwood and R E Burk[July 1924]
RR/34/35Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The absorption spectra of some naphthalene derivatives in vapour and solution' by Henry G De Laszlo[March 1926]
NLB/65/341Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS16 October 1923
NLB/68/848Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS12 November 1925
NLB/67/212Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS13 November 1924
NLB/66/190Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS12 March 1924
NLB/66/252Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof [Frederick George] Donnan27 March 1924
NLB/66/284Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS2 April 1924
NLB/67/73Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS15 October 1924
NLB/65/103Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS31 July 1923
NLB/67/110Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS24 October 1924
NLB/66/220Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh.18 March 1924
NLB/67/941Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS21 April 1925
NLB/67/123Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Dugald Clerk, KBE, FRS; also sent to [Sydney] Chapman FRS; [Frederick George] Donnan FRS; [Francis William] Aston FRS; [George Clarke] Simpson FRS; [Henry Hallett] Dale FRS; [James Hartley] Ashworth FRS; [Frederick Frost] Blackman FRS; [John Beresford] Leathes FRS30 October 1924
NLB/67/585Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS24 January 1925
NLB/66/470Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS15 May 1924
NLB/69/393Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS25 March 1926
NLB/66/863Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS1 August 1924
NLB/68/898Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir James Irvine, CBE, FRS23 November 1925
NLB/69/585Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Mr. S. Lenher, WC112 June 1926
NLB/69/662Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frderick George] Donnan, C. B. E. FRS, President, the Faraday Society9 July 1926
NLB/69/696Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS29 July 1926
NLB/69/794Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frederick George] Donnan, C.B.E., FRS18 October 1926
NLB/69/731Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof [Frederick George] Donnan, C.B.E., FRS15 September 1926
NLB/73/80Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof [Frederick George] Donnan, C.B.E., FRS22 November 1930
NLB/72/567Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, CBE, FRS17 December 1929
NLB/71/655Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir James Walker, FRS26 September 1928
RR/45/7Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The thermodynamics of the surfaces of solutions' by John Alfred Valentine Butler[January 1932]
NLB/72/543Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS6 December 1929
NLB/71/809Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frederick George] Donnan, C.B.E., FRS1 November 1928
NLB/69/284Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS22 February 1926
NLB/52/471Copy letter from [Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]; to Professor Charles Herbert Lees, Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee and FRS17 December 1915
RR/19/60Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'The influence of chemical constitution upon interfacial tension' by William Bate Hardy[December 1912]
NLB/54/225Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Hugh Longbourne] Callendar, Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee and FRS8 March 1917
NLB/54/281Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Hugh Longbourne] Callendar, Chairman of the Physics and Chemistry Committee and FRS 21 March 1917
NLB/66/551Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Arthur William] Crossley, FRS29 May 1924
NLB/71/4Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof [Frederick George] Donnan, C.B.E., FRS1 December 1927
NLB/54/908Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick George] Donnan, FRS3 November 1917
RR/66/152Referee's report by Frederick George Donnan, on a paper 'Adsorption of lauryl sulphonic acid in the surface of its aqueous solution, and the Gibbs theorem' by James William McBain and Lloyd A Wood[August 1939]
NLB/71/881Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Editor, 'The Chemical Age', 154 Fleet Street, EC428 November 1928
NLB/65/766Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS21 December 1923
NLB/66/54Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS14 February 1924
EC/1911/06Donnan, Frederick George: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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