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Authorised form of nameReid; Sir; William (1791 - 1858)
SurnameReid
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1791 - 1858
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Kinglassie, Fife, Scotland (25 April 1791)
Death:
His residence at 117 (now 93) Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park, London (31 October 1858)
ActivityHonours:
CB 1838; KCB 1851
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
21/02/1839
Council:
VP 1849-1850
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1857-1859 vol 9 pp 543-546
References:
Olwyn Mary Blouet, 'Sir William Reid, FRS, 1791-1858: Governor of Bermuda, Barbados and Malta' in NR 1985-86 vol 40 pp 169-191
Royal Society codeNA3724
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/426/470Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to Sir W [William] Reid9 June 1852
EC/1839/12Reid, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DM/3/117Letter from Lt Col William Reid, Royal Enginerrs, to J F W Herschel3 January 1839
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