Papers of George Gerald Henderson, 1862-1942, chemist, Regius Professor of Chemistry, 1919-1937, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Bachelor of Science scroll from Glasgow University, 1881;
  • Scroll of admission as a Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1887;
  • Doctor of Science scroll from Glasgow University 1890, appointment as Regius Professor, 1919;
  • Doctor of Science scroll from Queen's University Belfast, 1934;

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George Gerald Henderson was born on the 30 June 1862  . His father George Henderson is recorded as being a merchant. Henderson attended Glasgow University and in 1881  obtained his Bachelor of Science. He went on to graduate in 1884 with his Master of Arts, and in 1890  with his Doctor of Science. He obtained his Doctor of Laws in 1938  . In 1916 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society. Henderson also was awarded a Honorary Doctor of Science from Belfast and a Honorary Doctor of Laws from St Andrews. In 1919  he was appointed the Professor of Chemistry at Glasgow University. He held this post until 1937  . In 1925 he was appointed as the Senate's Assessor, a position he retained for eight years. George Gerald Henderson died on the 28 September 1942  .


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Fonds level description compiled by Hannah Westall, Archives Assistant, 16 May 2000. Lower level description compiled by Glasgow University Archive Services staff. Finding aid created by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 16 March 2004. Catalogue edited by Michelle Kaye, Archives Assistant, 18 July 2012.

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