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Authorised form of nameMackinnon; William Alexander (1784 - 1870); politician and merchant
Dates1784 - 1870
NationalityBritish
Place of birthBroadstairs, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Date of birth02 August 1784
Place of deathBelvidere, Broadstairs, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Date of death30 April 1870
Dates and placesBurial:
Acrise Park, Kent
Research fieldHistory
ActivityEducation:
Admitted to Lincoln's Inn (1802) not called to the bar; St John's College, University of Cambridge, BA (1804), MA (1807)
Career:
Chief of clan Mackinnon; MP for Dulwich (1819-1820); MP for Lymington (1831-1832, 1835-1852); unpaid colonisation commissioner for South Australia (1842); Chairman of the UK Insurance Office (1842); Chairman of the Society against Cruelty (1842); MP for Rye (1853-1865); Trustee of Trindad Petroleum Company, Marquise and Hardinghen Iron, Coal and Marble Company, West India Agicultural Company; Director of Elham Valley Railway Company; Chairman of the Furness Iron and Steel Co; patron of the Metropolitan Patent Wood-Pavement Company; owner of 'Mackinnon's estate' in Antigua which used enslaved people for labour
Memberships:
FSA (1820); FRAS; FGS; RSPCA (Chairman); Highland Society; Association for the Encouragement of Literature
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election14/06/1827
Age at election42
RelationshipsSon of William Mackinnon and Francis nee Frye. Married (1812) Emma Mary Palmer
Published workshttps://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n88068367/
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Wikipedia; UCL LBS
References:
Malcolm Brown, 'How Not to "Regain Paradise": Henry Bellenden Ker, FRS from 1819 to 1831' in NR 1996 vol 50 pp 211-215
'William Alexander Mackinnon', Legacies of British Slave-ownership database, http://wwwdepts-live.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/44859 [accessed 15th July 2020]
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/42892328
Royal Society codeNA2972
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/17/351Copy letter from John Evans, to Messrs Few & Company, 19 Surrey Street, Strand, W.C.17 October 1898
NLB/17/494Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Few & Company, 19 Surrey Street, Strand, W.C.9 November 1898
NLB/19/529Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Few & Company, 19 Surrey Street, Strand, W.C.25 October 1899
NLB/20/136Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Few & Company, 19 Surrey Street, Strand, W.C.9 February 1900
NLB/18/787Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to W B Keen, 3 Church Court, Old Jewry, E.C.12 May 1899
NLB/57/408Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs Fladgate & Co; 18 & 19 Pall Mall, SW 11 November 1919
NLB/57/504Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs Fladgate & Co. 19 November 1919
NLB/63/579Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs Fladgate & Co., 18 & 19 Pall Mall, S.W.1. 08 November 1922
NLB/67/180Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs. Fladgate and Co.; 18 Pall Mall, S.W.1.8 November 1924
NLB/65/487Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs. Fladgate and Co.; 18 & 19 Pall Mall, S.W.1.6 November 1923
NLB/68/333Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs Fladgate and Co.; 18 Pall Mall, S.W.1.19 June 1925
NLB/68/832Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs Fladgate and Co.; 18 Pall Mall, S.W.1.6 November 1925
NLB/69/855Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs Fladgata and Co., 18 Pall Mall, SW12 November 1926
EC/1827/17Mackinnon, William Alexander: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/19/301Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Few & Company, 19 Surrey Street, Strand, W.C. 28 July 1899
NLB/20/288Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Chief Accountant, the Bank of England13 March 1900
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
MC/1/349Letter from [William Alexander] MacKinnon, Warwick House, to [James Hudson, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]3 December 1831
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
AP/13/15Unpublished paper, 'On the absorption of atmospheric moisture by the strata of chalk and limestone' by Willm Alexr [William Alexander] Mackinnon22 February 1827
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