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Authorised form of nameKing; Sir; George (1840 - 1909)
SurnameKing
ForenamesGeorge
Dates1840 - 1909
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (12 April 1840)
Death:
San Remo, Italy (12 February 1909)
Burial:
San Remo, Italy
ActivityResearch Field:
Botany
Education:
Aberdeen University. MB (1865)
Career:
Entered the Indian Service (1865); Superintendent, Botanic Garden, Calcutta (by 1871); left India (1898); continued work as a botanist at Kew Gardens; died of apoplexy
Honours:
CIE 1890; KCIE 1898
Memberships:
FLS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
9/06/1887
RelationshipsSon of Robert King, bookseller
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1909 vol 81 pp xi-xxviii signed by D P
Royal Society codeNA1656
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1887/10King, Sir George: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/6/236Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to George King31 March 1892
NLB/6/499Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt] 26 May 1892
NLB/12/550Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr George King, Fellow of the Royal Society, Royal Botanic Gardens, Calcutta11 March 1896
NLB/16/57Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to W T Thiselton-Dyer, Fellow of the Royal Society21 January 1898
NLB/22/636Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir George King, Fellow of the Royal Society, c/o Messrs Grindley & Company, 54 Parliament Street, S.W.19 June 1901
NLB/21/784Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to George King, [Fellow of the Royal Society]30 January 1901
NLB/35/657Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir George King, Fellow of the Royal Society27 June 1907
NLB/36/578Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir George King, Fellow of the Royal Society16 November 1907
NLB/39/648Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Lieutenant Colonel [David] Prain, CIE, Fellow of the Royal Society19 February 1909
NLB/38/581Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Sir George King, Fellow of the Royal Society30 September 1908
RR/9/135Letter from George King, on a paper 'On the relations of particular structural features' by David Douglas Cunningham to the Secretary of the Royal Society2 September 1883
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