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Sir Robert Ludwig Mond (1867-1938)

1867 Born the son of Ludwig Mond


1938 Obituary [1]

Sir Robert Ludwig Mond, M.A., LL.D., distinguished chemist and archaeologist, died at Dinard on October 22, 1938.

Born in 1867 at Farnworth, Robert Mond was the eldest son of Dr. Ludwig Mond. He was educated at Cheltenham and Cambridge, and, after a period of study at Zurich and other universities, he began research in general chemistry, electrochemistry, and colour photography.

He subsequently became a director of several of the Mond companies and did much by encouraging the foundation of research laboratories and by his own philanthropy.

He was honorary secretary of the Davy-Faraday Research Laboratory at the Royal Institution, and under his direction the laboratory was extended and its equipment improved. He was the chairman of the Norman Lockyer Observatory Corporation, and had been president of the French Society of Chemical Industry and the Faraday Society. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society early this year, and was a member of many scientific societies. Sir Robert was also deeply interested in archaeology, and had one of the finest private collections of Egyptian antiquities in the world. He was elected a member of the Institute of Metals in 1917.


1938 Obituary [2]



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