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Arthur Hutchinson
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1866
London
Greater London, England
Death: Dec. 12, 1937
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, England

Number #22 refers to "A Cambridge Necropolis" by Dr. Mark Goldie from March 2000 for Friends of The Parish of The Ascension Burial Ground, total 49. Master of Pembroke College, 1928-1937.

Son of a London silk merchant, he graduated from Christ's College with a First in both parts of the Natural Sciences Tripos. He became a student of Rontgen in Germany and earned a PhD, then a non-existent qualification in Britain. Hutchinson was appointed demonstrator in the laboratory at Gonville and Caius College in 1891 - there was a short period around the turn of the century when several colleges created their own laboratories. In due course he became university demonstrator in mineralogy, then lecturer in crystallography, and finally professor of mineralogy (1926 - 31). Single handedly he taught mineralogy in the Natural Sciences Tripos for twenty-eight years. He developed techniques in x-ray crysallography and laid foundations for the independent departments of mineralogy and crystallography which were established after his retirement. He discovered a new mineral "stokesite", in 1899. His Fellowship (1892) and twenty-five years as a Tutor at Pembroke was followed by the Mastership of the College (1928-37). He was elected FRS and an Honorary Fellow of Christ's, and was awarded an OBE for his research into the design of gas masks during the First World War. His death was at home at 62 Grange Road, Cambridge, on 12 December 1937.

Hutchinson, Arthur.
Adm. pens. at CHRIST'S, Mar. 14, 1884. S. of George, merchant. B. July 6,
1866, at Notting Hill, London. School, Clifton College. Matric. Michs. 1884;
Scholar; (Nat. Sci. Trip., Pt I, 1st Class, 1886; Pt II, 1st Class, 1888);
B.A. 1888; M.A. 1892. Fellow of Pembroke, 1892-1928. Master, 1928-37. Studied
Chemistry at Würzburg and at Munich Universities; Ph.D., Würzburg. Hon. Fellow
of Christ's, 1935-7. Demonstrator in Chemistry at Caius, 1891-6. Lecturer in
Crystallography; University Demonstrator in Mineralogy, 1895-1926. Professor
of Mineralogy, 1926-31. F.R.S., 1922. Played a decisive part in the great
development of the Natural Sciences at Cambridge. President of the
Mineralogical Society, 1921-4. Chairman of the University Library Syndicate
for some years, including 1934 when the new Library was opened by King George
V. During the Great War, 1914-19, employed in chemical work for the Admiralty;
O.B.E., Jan. 1, 1918. Author, scientific. Died Dec. 12, 1937, at Cambridge.
(Clifton Coll. Reg.; C.U. Hist. Reg.; Who's Who; The Times, Dec. 13,
1937.) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Evaline Demezy Shipley Hutchinson (1864 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ascension Parish Burial Ground
Cambridge
City of Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, England
 
Created by: Martin Douglas Packer
Record added: Sep 14, 2012
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