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Authorised form of nameThompson; William (1805 - 1852); Naturalist
SurnameThompson
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1805 - 1852
Dates and placesBirth:
Belfast (02 December 1805)
Death:
London (17 February 1852)
Burial:
Belfast
ActivityResearch Field:
Natural history
Career:
Apprenticed to the linen business (1820); took a four-month tour on the continent (1826); Vice-President Belfast Natural History Society (1833); President of Belfast Literary Society (1837-1839); voyaged to the Levant with Edward Forbes (FRS 1845) (1841); President of Belfast Natural History and Philosophical Society (1843-1952)
Memberships:
Natural History and Philosophical Society of Belfast (1826; President 1843)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Candidate
RelationshipsSon of William Thompson, linen merchant, Belfast and Elizabeth Thompson; never married
SourcesSources:
DNB; Irish Innovators
Authority:
Death date of February from DNB
Royal Society codeNA3791
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1852/16Thompson, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society07 February 1852
RR/1/240Letter from William Thompson, on an unnamed paper by Doctor Langham Thompson2 September 1847
AP/18/17Observations on the Teredo Navalis, & Limonia Tenebrans, as at present existing in certain Localities in the British IslandsApril 1834
IM/004549Thompson, William1849
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