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Authorised form of nameBentham; George (1800 - 1884)
SurnameBentham
ForenamesGeorge
Dates1800 - 1884
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Stoke, near Plymouth, Devon, England (22 September 1800)
Death:
London (10 September 1884)
ActivityResearch Field:
Botany
Education:
Lincoln's Inn
Career:
Lived in France (1814-1827) and in Russia; spoke five languages; Honorary Secretary, Horticultural Society (1829-1840); published 'Memoirs of genera and natural orders of Indian Plants' (1832-1836) and 'Handbook of British Flora' (1858); worked at Kew (after 1861)
Honours:
CMG 1878
Memberships:
FLS (1828; President)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
5/06/1862
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1859
RelationshipsSon of Sir Samuel Bentham, naval architect and engineer, and his wife Mary Sophia, daughter of George Fordyce (FRS 1776); nephew of Jeremy Bentham; married (1834) a daughter of Sir Harford Jones Brydges
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1884-1885 vol 38 pp i-v signed by D O
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/56714582
Royal Society codeNA3468
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
EC/1862/02Bentham, George: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
IM/Maull/000335Bentham, Georgend
MC/2/103Letter from Charles [Dietrich Eberhard] Konig, Athenaeum, to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society] 8 December 1833
MC/7/304Letter from George Bentham, Linnean Society, Burlington House, London, to General [Edward] Sabine, [President of the Royal Society]7 February 1866
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