Authorised form of nameOldham; Thomas (1816 - 1878)
Dates1816 - 1878
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Date of birth04 May 1816
Place of deathRugby, Warwickshire
Date of death17 July 1878
Research fieldGeology
Trinity College, Dublin BA (1830-1836), MA (1846); Edinburgh University (geology and engineering).MA
Appointed to the Geological Survey of Ireland (1838); Curator to the Geological Society of Dublin (1843-1845) and Assistant to Professor Sir John Benjamin MacNeill (179301880), the first Professor of Civil Engineering in Trinity College, Dublin; Professor of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin (1845); Local Director of the Geological Survey of Ireland (1846-1850); Superintendent, Geological Survey of India (1851 - 1876); awarded Gold Medal by the Emperor of Austria (1873); retired and lived in Rugby (1877)
Geological Society of Ireland (President 1848-1950); MRIA(1844); FGS (1843); Member of Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal (1857)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/06/1848
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1875
RelationshipsEldest son of Thomas Oldham and his wife Margaret Bagot? or Boyd; married (1850) Miss L M Dixon of Liverpool
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Irish Innovators
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5605
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1848/12Oldham, Thomas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/003371Oldham, Thomasnd
MC/5/272Letter from Thomas Oldham, Superintendent of the Geological Survey of India and of the Geological Museum Calcutta, 1 Hastings Street, Calcutta, to the Secretary of the Royal SocietyJanuary 1857
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
MC/11/364Draft letter from Robt [Robert] Mallet, Enmore, The Grove, Clapham Road, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, Burlington House21 May 1879
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
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