Authorised form of nameReid; Sir; William (1791 - 1858)
Dates1791 - 1858
Place of birthKinglassie, Fife, Scotland
Date of birth25 April 1791
Place of deathHis residence at 117 [now 93] Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park, London
Date of death31 October 1858
CB 1838; KCB 1851
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election21/02/1839
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1849-1850
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1857-1859 vol 9 pp 543-546
Olwyn Mary Blouet, 'Sir William Reid, FRS, 1791-1858: Governor of Bermuda, Barbados and Malta' in NR 1985-86 vol 40 pp 169-191
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA3724
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
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
MC/3/8Letter from Lieutenant Colonel [William] Reid, 5 Maddox Street, London, to the Council of the Royal Society9 February 1839
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
MC/4/188Letter from William Reid, governor, Windward Islands, Barbados, to Charles Richard Weld, Assistant Secretary and Librarian of the Royal Society2 November 1847
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
MC/5/36Letter from Wm [William] Reid, governor, Malta, to the Secretary of the Royal Society11 April 1852
MS/426/470Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to Sir W [William] Reid9 June 1852
MC/5/50Letter from Wm [William] Reid, [governor of] Malta, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]24 July 1852
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
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