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Authorised form of nameGodwin-Austen; Robert Alfred Cloyne (1808 - 1884)
Other forms of nameAusten, Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin-
SurnameGodwin-Austen
ForenamesRobert Alfred Cloyne
Dates1808 - 1884
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Shalford House, Guildford, Surrey, England (19 March 1808)
Death:
Shalford House, Guildford, Surrey (25 November 1884)
ActivityResearch Field:
Geology
Education:
Oriel College, Oxford. BA (1830)
Career:
Fellow, Oriel College Oxford; knew Charles Lyell (FRS 1826), Leonard Horner (FRS 1813) and Sir Roderick Murchison (FRS 1826), and began to study geology; studied fossiliferous Devonian limestones
Memberships:
FGS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
07/06/1849
RelationshipsSon of Sir Henry Edmund Austen and his wife Anne Amelia, daughter of Robert Spearman Bate of the HEIC; married (1833) Maria Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Sir Henry Thomas Godwin; took the name Godwin on the death of his father-in-law; father of Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen (FRS 1880)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1884-1885 vol 38 pp ix-xiii signed by J W J
Notes:
DSB gives birth date as 17 Mar. Edward Forbes has signed election certificate twice
Royal Society codeNA5587
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1849/03Godwin-Austen, Robert Alfred Cloyne: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/000165Godwin Austen, Robert Alfred Cloynec 1862
NLB/56/173Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Major [Henry Haversham] Godwin-Austen, FRS6 December 1918
RR/7/337Referee's report by Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin Austen, on a paper 'On the comparative value of certain geological ages (or groups of formations) considered as items of geological time' by Andrew Crombie Ramsay1874
NLB/56/767Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Major [Robert Alfred Cloyne] Godwin-Austen, FRS20 May 1919
RR/7/106Referee's report by Robert Alfred Cloyne Godwin-Austen, on a paper 'On the extension of the coal-fields beneath the newer formations of England; and the succession of physical changes whereby the coal-measures have been reduced to their present dimensions' by Edward Hull27 February 1871
NLB/65/743Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Major [Robert Alfred Cloyne] Godwin-Austen; Smithbrook Manor, Cranleigh, Surrey14 December 1923
IM/Maull/000164Godwin Austen, Robert Alfred Cloynend
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