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Biographical entry Masson, James Irvine Orme (1887 - 1962)


3 September 1887
Toorak, Victoria, Australia
22 October 1962
Edinburgh, Scotland


Sir James Masson is recognised as a chemistry historian and bibliographer.

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Weickhardt, L. W., 'Masson, Sir David Orme (1858-1937), Chemist, Professor and Man of Science', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 432-435. Also available at Details

Journal Articles

  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, '150 Years, 150 Stories: Masson Family', Uni News, vol. 12, no. 10, 2003, p. 4. Details
  • Hambly, A. N., 'Masson's Successors', Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, vol. 25, 1958, pp. 544-546. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, 150 years, 150 stories: brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne, Department of History, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2003, 168 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.