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Reference numberEC/1869/05
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TitleBaker, Sir Samuel White: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationEminently distinguished as a Geographer and Explorer of distant lands; Discoverer of the Great Lake of Equatorial Africa named by him the "Albert Nyanza" (Great Basin of the Nile); Author of the following works: - "Eight years' Wanderings in Ceylon," "The Rifle and the Hound," "The Albert Nyanza, or Great Basin of the Nile," "The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia;" The Recipient of the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society of London, and of the Grande Medaille d'Or of the Societe de Geographie de Paris.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge. Wm Pole; Thos Sopwith; Edward Hull.
From Personal Knowledge. Rod I Murchison; Richard Owen; H Rawlinson; Stanhope; Henry Holland; Andrew Scott Waugh; C Wheatstone; Francis Galton; W Spottiswoode; John Tyndall; E B Beaumont; James Paget; W Bovill; E J Lowe; D T Ansted
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Baker, Sir Samuel White: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA6523Baker; Sir; Samuel White (1821 - 1893)1821 - 1893
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