S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Donaldson, Mr Thomas (mining engineering)

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

Thomas Donaldson was an active member of the Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa, serving on its council for 1913/1914. Two papers by him were published in the society's Journal: "Specific gravity of bisulphate solutions" (1909/1910, Vol. 10, p. 86) and "Electric blasting" (as co-author of W. Cullen*; 1913/1914, Vol. 14, pp. 174-192). In 1913 he, Gilbert F. Ayers* and the British South African Explosives Company registered a patent for improvements in fuse lighters. A few years earlier, in 1910, Donaldson presented "Some notes on the treatment of sands for stope filling" at the annual congres of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science, held in Cape Town. The paper was published in the association's Report for that year.


List of sources:

Chemical, Metallurgical and Mining Society of South Africa. Journal, 1909/1910, Vol. 10, paper by Donaldson; 1913/1914, Vol. 14, List of officers for the year ending June 1914, and paper by Donaldson.

New Patents. The South African Mining Journal, 5 April 1913, p. 136. Retrieved from https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-90100/compilation-of-published-sources?itemId=480037149&action=showRecord on 2016-8-24.

South African Association for the Advancement of Science. Report, 1910, paper by Donaldson.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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