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Authorised form of nameClarke; William Branwhite (1798 - 1878); geologist
Dates1798 - 1878
NationalityBritish
Place of birthEast Bergholt, Suffolk, England
Date of birth02 June 1798
Place of deathSydney, Australia
Date of death17 June 1878
OccupationClergyman, Church of England
Research fieldGeology
ActivityEducation:
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)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election01/06/1876
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
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/107639773
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
MC/10/430Letter from W B [William Branwhite] Clarke, Branthwaite, North Shore, Sydney, to G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society, London22 July 1876
MC/8/149Letter from W B [William Branwhite] Clarke, Parsonage, St Leonard's, near Sydney, NSW [New South Wales], to the Secretary of the Royal Society29 February 1868
MC/9/137Letter from W B [William Branwhite] Clarke, St Leonard's, Sydney, New South Wales, to the Secretary of the Royal Society, London16 November 1870
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
MC/10/437Letter from W B [William Branwhite] Clarke, Branthwaite, North Shore, Sydney, to Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society5 August 1876
MC/10/431Letter from W B [William Branwhite] Clarke, Branthwaite, North Shore, Sydney, to Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society22 July 1876
MC/10/460Letter from W B [William Branwhite] Clarke, Branthwaite, North Shore, Sydney, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]15 November 1876
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
MC/11/309Letter from M W S Clarke, Branthwaite, St Leonards, Sydney, to the Royal Society18 February 1879
MC/11/394Letter from M W S Clarke, Branthwaite, St Leonards, Sydney, to the Secretary of the Royal Society, London29 June 1878
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
HS/5/348Letter, from William B. Clarke to Sir John Herschel, dated at St. Leonards near Sydney, NSW6 July 1868
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