S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Williams, Mr David J (analytical chemistry)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

David J. Williams was an associate of the Royal School of Mines (London) who arrived on the Witwatersrand in or before 1897. In that year he became a member of the Chemical and Metallurgical Society of South Africa and remained a member when it was revived as the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa in 1902, after the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). During 1904/5 he served as a member of the society's council. At that time he worked as a consulting mining engineer to the African Claim and Land Company, Johannesburg.

In May 1897 he read a paper before the society on "The estimation of lead in slags and other by-products", which was published in its Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 61-65). His second paper, "Notes on mine sampling of the Main Reef series", was delivered in October 1902 (Proceedings, Vol. 3, p. 160). In 1906 he was a member of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science.


List of sources:
Chemical and Metallurgical Society of South Africa. Proceedings, 1897-1899, Vol. 2.

Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa. Proceedings, 1902-1903, Vol. 3; Journal, 1904/5, Vol. 5.

South African Association for the Advancement of Science. Report, 1905/6, list of members.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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