Authorised form of nameBack; Sir; George (1796 - 1878)
Dates1796 - 1878
Place of birthStockport, Cheshire, England
Date of birth06 November 1796
Place of death109 Gloucester Place, Portman Square London
Date of death23 June 1878
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
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;
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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