Authorised form of namePhillips; Samuel (1814 - 1854)
Dates1814 - 1854
Dates and placesBirth:
28 December 1814
Brighton, Sussex (21 October 1854)
Sydenham Church
Gottingen; Sidney-Sussex College, Cambridge (matriculated 1836); LLD (1852, Gottingen)
Trained for the stage; studied at Gottingen University (for over a year); admitted to Sidney-Sussex College, Cambridge, but forced to leave for financial reasons after his father's death; tried unsuccessfully to continue his father's business in partnership with his brother; turned to writing; wrote a novel 'Caleb Stukely'; wrote for the Morning Herald and for the Times; Secretary to an association for the support of farmers, founded under the patronage of the Duke of Richmond; proprietor and editor of the 'John Bull' newspaper (until 1846); Literary Director, Crystal Palace and wrote a general handbook to the palace (1853); died suddenly
Royal Society activityMembership:
RelationshipsThird son of Philip Phillips, trader (chandelier) of London.
Married: first wife died 1843; 2) (1845); 5 children
Royal Society codeNA5539
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1848/18Phillips, Samuel: certificate of candidature for election to the Royal Society
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