Robertson, Robert

Education

Student United College 1885-1886 Eng. Lit.; Gk. 1; Lat. 1; Math. 1 1886-1887 Gk. 2; Lat. 2; Math. 2 1887-1888 N. Phil.; Log.; Chem. 1888-1889 M. Phil. & Pol. Econ.; Chem.; N. Hist.; Physiol.; Bot. Wordie bursar, 1885. Forbes bursar, 1886.

M.A. 18.4.1889. B.Sc. 17.4.1890. D. Sc. 26.3.1897.

LL.D. 6.7.1925.

Birth/childhood

Born 17.4.1869 son of John Alexander Robertson, dentist, Cupar and Euphemia Russell.

Career

Attended Madras Academy, Glasgow 1890-1892. Royal gunpowder factory 1892 - 1906. In India 1906-1907. Superintending chemist, Research Establishment, Woolwich 1907-1921. Chief government chemist 1921-1936 (retired).

F.R.S. 1917. Knighted (K.B.E. [Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire]) 1918.

Death

Died 28.4.1949.

Sources

  • UYUC400:3 7 5.11.1885, 5.11.1886
  • Fife News Almanac 1937
  • Alumnus Chronicle 32 p21
  • Obit. Notices Royal Society 6 1948 -49539