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Authorised form of nameBack; Sir; George (1796 - 1878)
Dates1796 - 1878
NationalityBritish
Place of birthStockport, Cheshire, England
Date of birth06 November 1796
Place of death109 Gloucester Place, Portman Square London
Date of death23 June 1878
ActivityCareer:
Entered the navy as midshipman of the 'Arethusa' in 1808. Volunteered for service on the 'Trent' under Sir John Franklin . In 1819 set out with Franklin on his expedition by land to the Coppermine River, to determine the latitude and longitude of the northern coast of AMerica.
Captain, Royal Navy
Honours:
Kt 1839
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/01/1847
RelationshipsSon of John Back and his wife Ann. Married Theodosia Elizabeth (d. 1861) widow of John Hammond of Savile Row, London.
Published works ' Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, in 1834 and 1835' 1836;
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA3646
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/005504Back, Sir Georgend
IM/Maull/000177Back, Sir Georgend
IM/000178Back, Sir Georgend
CMP/1/2Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society13 December 1832
EC/1847/01Back, Sir George: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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