- Also known as
Sir Robert Ludwig Mond
primary name: Mond, Robert Ludwig
- individual; scientist/engineer; collector; Male
- Life dates
- 3 Cavendish Square, London W (in 1935).
9 Cavendish Square, London W1 (in 1938).
- Research chemist, company director, and art collector; son of the German chemist and industrialist Ludwig Mond (q.v). Worked with Lord Kelvin at Glasgow University. Director of, among others, Natal Ammonium Ltd, Brimsdown Lead Co and Mond Nickel Co Ltd, Clydach. Followed a similar career to his father, but also recorded tombs in Egypt. His archive of notebooks, etc. from Egypt are in the Griffith Institute, Oxford (www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk/gri/4records.html). He bequeathed his extensive collection of Egyptian and Classical antiquities to a large number of museums across Britain (BM, Ashmolean, Birmingham, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, plus his old club, the Savile Club), Canada (Royal Ontario Museum, Vancouver), Australia (Adelaide, Kyancutta) and the Institute of Jamaica; this division was carried out by his Trustees through the solicitors Herbert Oppenheimer, Nathan & Vandyk, with The British Museum receiving the first choice (ME Archives: Correspondence and Reports to Trustees, 1939). A bronze statuette of Mond by Edouard Lanteri, dated 1912, is exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery (NPG 5316).