Authorised form of nameTurner; Dawson (1775 - 1858)
Dates1775 - 1858
Dates and placesBirth:
40 Middlegate Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England (18 October 1775)
Old Brompton, London (20 June 1858)
Brompton cemetery, London
Research Field:
Botany, antiquarianism
North Walsham Grammar School, Norfolk; Pembroke College, Cambridge (left without degree)
Joined his father's bank (1796); interested in cryptograms and antiquities; his botanical collections went to Kew
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsSon of James Turner, head of the Yarmouth Bank; father-in-law of Sir William Jackson Hooker (FRS 1812) and of Sir Francis Palgrave (FRS 1821); grandfather of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (FRS 1847) and of Sir Robert Harry Inglis Palgrave (FRS 1882)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Gudrun Richardson, 'A Norfolk Network within the Royal Society' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 27-39, plate
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA2805
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1802/07Turner, Dawson: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/004668Turner, Dawsonnd
IM/004667Turner, Dawsonnd
AP/16/14Some Remarks on the internal Structure of the Platypus 1831
NLB/24/294Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Shelford Bidwell, Fellow of the Royal Society21 April 1902
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
MS/682/35Letter from Dawson Turner, Yarmouth, to James De Carle Sowerby, 2 Mead Place, Lambeth, London16 November 1822
IM/004669Turner, Dawson2002
MC/1/258Letter from [Rev. Henry Bellenden], Lincoln's Inn, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society, Bernard Street, Russell Square12 November 1830
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