Percy F. Frankland

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Percy Faraday Frankland CBE FRS[1] (3 October 1858 - 28 October 1946) was a British chemist.[2]

He was the son of chemist Edward Frankland.[3]

Percy Frankland was Demonstrator and Lecturer in Chemistry at the Royal School of Mines (1880–1888), Professor of Chemistry at University College, Dundee (now University of Dundee) (1888–1894) and Professor of Chemistry at Mason Science College (which later became Birmingham University) (1894–1919). He applied bacteriology to water analysis and studied the chemical aspects of fermentation.[4] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June 1891.[5]

In 1882 Frankland married Grace (née Toynbee), the daughter of Joseph Toynbee.

Frankland received an honorary doctorate (LL.D.) from the University of St Andrews in February 1902.[6] He was awarded a CBE in 1920 and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.[1]

Frankland died in 1946 at Loch Awe in Argyllshire, Scotland.

Some archival material relating to him is held by Archive Services, University of Dundee.[7]


  1. ^ a b Garner, William Edward (1948). "Percy Faraday Frankland. 1858-1946". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 5 (16): 697–626. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1948.0007. JSTOR 768766.  edit
  2. ^ Garner, W. E. (1948). "Obituary notice: Percy Faraday Frankland, 1858-1946". Journal of the Chemical Society (Resumed): 1996–1990. doi:10.1039/JR9480001996.  edit
  3. ^ W. E. Garner, ‘Frankland, Percy Faraday (1858–1946)’, rev. Colin A. Russell "The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/33244.  edit
  4. ^ "Library and Archive Catalog". London: Royal Society. Retrieved 18 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Lists of Royal Society Fellows 1660-2007". London: The Royal Society. Retrieved 18 July 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ "University intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 14 February 1902. (36691), p. 7.
  7. ^ "Search Results". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 

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