Frank Dawson Adams died at his residence in Montreal on December 26th, 1942, in the 84th year of his age. He was born in Montreal, where he attended the High School, and he received his technical education, first at the McGill University, and later at Yale and Heidelberg. He graduated with the degrees of Ph.D. and D.Sc.

In 1880 he joined the staff of the Geological Survey of Canada, and nine years later was appointed lecturer in geology at McGill. In 1894 he was selected as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Graduate Studies and Logan Professor of Geology at Mc.Gill and subsequently held the office of Vice-Principal.

He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, and of its Canadian namesake, a Fellow of the Geological Society, and Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. He was the author of many technical papers, dealing more particularly with problems of metamorphism and the older crystalline rocks of the earth’s crust, which appeared in various publications in Canada, England and the United States, and also produced several books, notably ‘Researches on Experimental Geology’.

Dr. Adams was elected an Honorary Member of the Institution in 1908.

Vol. 53, Trans IMM 1943-44, p.425

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