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Authorised form of nameForbes; David (1828 - 1876); metallurgist
Dates1828 - 1876
NationalityBritish
Place of birthDouglas, Isle of Man
Date of birth06 September 1828
Date of death05 December 1876
Dates and placesBurial:
Kensal Green cemetery, London
Research fieldMetallurgy
ActivityMemberships:
FGS; FCS; AICE
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/06/1858
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Sir Gavin de Beer, ed, 'Some Unpublished Letters of Charles Darwin' in NR 1959 vol 14 pp 12-66
Notes:
John Perry's signature has been crossed out and a note added: '(on the Council)'
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/89863340
Royal Society codeNA3644
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
EC/1858/05Forbes, David: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
IM/001488Forbes, Davidnd
MC/8/341Letter from David Forbes, 11 York Place, Portman Square, London, to Dr William Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society27 March 1869
RR/7/269Referee's report by David Forbes, on a paper 'On the composition and origin of the waters of a salt spring in Huel Seton Mine, with a chemical and microscopical examination of certain rocks in its vicinity' by John Arthur Phillips7 March 1873
RR/7/386Referee's report by David Forbes, on a paper 'On the origin and mechanism of production of the prismatic (or columnar) structure of basalt' by Robert Mallet13 February 1875
MC/5/356Letter from David Forbes, Copiapo, Chile, South America, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society31 August 1858
MC/8/150Letter from David Forbes, 11 York Place, Portman Square, London, to Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society2 March 1868
MC/8/168Letter from David Forbes, 11 York Place, Portman Square, London, to W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society7 April 1868
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