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Authorised form of nameHall; Basil (1788 - 1844)
SurnameHall
ForenamesBasil
Dates1788 - 1844
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
31 December 1788
Death:
Haslar Hospital (11 September 1844)
ActivityCareer:
Entered the Royal Navy; accompanied William Pitt Amherst's embassy to China (1816-1817); visited Napoleon on St Helena (1817?); served on the west coast of America; visited the Galapagos Islands and took pendulum observations; retired from the Navy and devoted his time to travel and science; died insane
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
28/03/1816
RelationshipsSon of Sir James Hall (FRS 1806); brother of Sir John Hall (FRS 1820); married (1825) Margaret daughter of Sir John Hunter, Consul General in Spain
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1844 No 60 pp 526-527
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/5019799
Royal Society codeNA3408
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/57/349Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to WS Hoeseason, Esq, 13 Digby Mansions, Hammersmith Bridge, W 624 October 1919
PT/16/22Letter, 'Communicating the details of experiments made with an invariable pendulum, at various places on the South American station' by Captain Basil Hall to Captain [Henry] Kater23 February 1823
EC/1815/36Hall, Basil: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/57New Letter Book volume 57, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration27 June 1919-27 February 1920
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