Authorised form of nameSolander; Daniel Charles (? 1733 - 1782)
Other forms of nameDaniel Carl
Daniel Carlsson
Dates? 1733 - 1782
Place of birthPitea, Sweden
Date of birth19 February 1733 or 28 February 1736
Place of deathAt Sir Joseph Bank's residence, Soho Square, London
Date of death13 or 16 May 1782
Research fieldNatural history
Studied under Carl Linnaeus (FRS 1753); went to London (1760); Assistant Librarian, British Museum; introduced Linnaean system of classification to English botanists; scientific assistant to Sir Joseph Banks (FRS 1766) and went on James Cook's first voyage (1768); Secretary and Librarian to Sir Joseph Banks; went to Iceland with Banks (1772); Keeper, Department of Natural History, British Museum (1773)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/06/1764
General contextA56853
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; AE
First Altname from DSB, second from Ryden; dates of birth and death from DSB
Averil M Lysaght, 'Joseph Banks at Skara Brae and Stennis, Orkney, 1772' in NR 1973-4 vol 28 pp 221-234
William T Stearn, 'A Royal Society Appointment with Venus in 1769: the Voyage of Cook and Banks in the Endeavour in 1768-1771 and its Botanical Results' in NR 1969 vol 24 pp 64-90
John Thomas, 'Josiah Wedgwood's Portrait Medallions of Fellows of the Royal Society' in NR 1963 vol 18 pp 45-53, plate
Ryden, Stig, The Banks Collection: an Episode in 18th-Century Anglo-Swedish Relations (Goteborg, 1963)
L B Glyn, 'Israel Lyons: a short but starry career. The life of an eighteenth-century Jewish botanist and astronomer' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 275-305
DNB gives dates of birth and death as 28 February 1736 and 16 May 1782
Royal Society codeNA2944
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1764/15Solander, Daniel Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
EC/1764/14Solander, Daniel Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CB/1/5/196Letter from C J Phipps, Bath to Charles Blagden15 May 1782
CB/1/5/195Letter from C J Phipps, Bath to Charles Blagden12 May 1782
CB/1/6/146Letter from Daniel Solander, London to Charles Blagden26 August 1780
CB/1/6/145Letter from Daniel Solander, London to Charles Blagden23 July 1780
IM/004974Banks, Sir Joseph and Solander, Danielnd
L&P/6/134Letter, 'On gorgonia' from John Ellis to Daniel Charles Solander1775
IM/001297Ellis, John and Solander, Daniel Charles2000
CB/1/1/75Letter from Sir Joseph Banks to Charles Blagden at Mrs Nelmes, St James Churchyard, Bristol21 August 1773
NLB/35/743Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Douglas Freshfield, Wych Cross Place, Forest Row, Sussex11 July 1907
L&P/4/290Letter, 'Of the nature and formation of sponges' from John Ellis to Daniel Charles Solander1765
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