Authorised form of nameHerschell; Farrer (1837 - 1899); 1st Baron Herschell
Dates1837 - 1899
Place of birthBrampton, Hampshire, England
Date of birth02 November 1837
Place of deathWashington, District of Columbia, USA
Date of death01 March 1899
University of Bonn; University of London; Lincoln's Inn. BA (1857)
Called to the Bar (1860); QC (1872); Recorder of Carlisle (1873-1880); MP for the City of Durham (1874-1885); Solicitor General (1880-1885); Lord Chancellor (1886); Privy Councillor (1884); Chancellor of the University of London (1893-1899)
Kt 1880; Baron 1886; GCB 1893
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election21/01/1892
RelationshipsSon of Rev Ridley Herschell and his wife Helen, daughter of William Mowbray of Edinburgh; married (1876) Agnes Adela, daughter of Edward Leigh Kindersley of Clyffe House, Dorset; brother-in-law of Sir John Scott Burdon Sanderson (FRS 1867); died of a fractured pelvis
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Vanity Fair 19 March 1881
Royal Society codeNA3215
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1892/01Herschell, Farrer, 1st Baron Herschell: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/5/1203Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Right Honorable Lord Farrer Herschell, 46 Grosvenor Gardens26 January 1892
NLB/10/93Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Right Honourable, Lord Farrer Herschell, Fellow of the Royal Society27 September 1894
NLB/18/379Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons2 March 1899
NLB/17/453Copy letter from Michael Foster and Arthur William Rucker, to Lord Farrer Herschell, Marquis of Ripon [George Frederick Samuel Robinson], Marquis of Dufferin and Ava [Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple Blackwood], Right Honourable John Morley3 November 1898
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