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Authorised form of nameClarke; William Branwhite (1798 - 1878); Geologist
SurnameClarke
ForenamesWilliam Branwhite
Dates1798 - 1878
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
East Bergholt, Suffolk, England (02 June 1798)
Death:
Sydney, Australia (17 June 1878)
ActivityProfession:
Clergyman, Church of England
Research Field:
Geology
Education:
Jesus College, Cambridge. BA (1824), MA (1824)
Career:
Ordained (1821); went to New South Wales as cleric in charge of an area from Paramatta to the Hawkesbury River; discovered fold (1841), tin (1849) and diamonds (!859); visited Tasmania (1856 and 1860); died of paralysis
Memberships:
FGS (1826)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/06/1876
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1878-1879 vol 28 pp i-iv
Notes:
A letter from his son (MC.11.394) says that he died on 16 Jun at 1.30 am. DSB also gives date of death as 16 Jun.
References:
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Royal Society codeNA2858
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1876/07Clarke, William Branwhite: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/15/27An "obligation" written out in WB Clarke's own hand, on observing the rules and regulations regarding his Fellowship of the Royal Society22 July 1876
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