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Robertson, Muriellocked

(1883–1973)
  • P. H. Clarke

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Robertson, Muriel (1883–1973), protozoologist and bacteriologist, was born on 8 April 1883 in Glasgow, the seventh child and fourth daughter of Robert Andrew Robertson (1842–1899), a distinguished engineer, and his wife, Elizabeth Ritter (b. 1851), originally from Limavady, co. Londonderry. Her early education at home, with tutors and governesses, stimulated a lively interest in languages, literature, philosophy, and travel, which she maintained throughout her life. Her formal education started in 1901 at the ...

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Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society