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Authorised form of nameSolander; Daniel Charles (? 1733 - 1782)
Other forms of nameSolander, Daniel Carl; Solander, Daniel Carlsson
SurnameSolander
ForenamesDaniel Charles
Dates? 1733 - 1782
NationalitySwedish
Dates and placesBirth:
Pitea, Sweden (19 February 1733 or 28 February 1736)
Death:
At Sir Joseph Bank's residence, Soho Square, London (13 or 16 May 1782)
ActivityResearch Field:
Natural History
Career:
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)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1764
General contextA56853
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; AE
Authority:
First Altname from DSB, second from Ryden; dates of birth and death from DSB
References:
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
Notes:
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
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
L&P/6/134Letter, 'On gorgonia' from John Ellis to Daniel Charles Solander1775
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