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Authorised form of nameBigsby; John Jeremiah (1792 - 1881)
Dates1792 - 1881
Place of birthNottingham, England
Date of birth14 August 1792
Place of deathGloucester Place, London
Date of death10 February 1881
OccupationPhysician
Research fieldGeology
ActivityEducation:
St Andrews University; Edinburgh University. MD (1814, Edinburgh)
Career:
Entered Army Medical Department (1816); worked in Canada; developed interest in geology; Secretary and medical officer to the Boundary Commission, Canada (1822); left the army (1823); returned to England and practised in Newark-on-Trent (1827-1846); moved to London and devoted himself to geology; published 'Thesaurus Siluricus' (1868); gave money to the Geological Society to found a medal
Memberships:
FGS; FRGS; FLS (1823, resigned 1842)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/06/1869
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1881-1882 vol 33 pp xvi-xvii
References:
Susan Sheets-Pyenson, '"Pearls Before Swine": Sir William Dawson's Bakerian Lecture of 1870' in NR 1991 vol 45 pp 177-191
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/40160164
Royal Society codeNA5703
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
EC/1869/06Bigsby, John Jeremiah: certificate of election to the Royal Society
M/116Bigsby Medal of the Geological Society of London
MS/787/1/18Letter from J[ohn] J[eremiah] Bigsby, 39 Gloster Place, Portman Square, to [Henry Bowman Brady]22 April 1876
RR/6/19Letter from Roderick Impey Murchison, to Edward Sabine, regarding a paper 'A brief account of the 'Thesaurus Siluricus,' with a few facts and inferences' by John Jeremiah Bigsby2 November 1866
RR/6/20Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, on a paper 'A brief account of the 'Thesaurus Siluricus,' with a few facts and inferences' by John Jeremiah Bigsby6 February 1867
MC/8/149Letter from W B [William Branwhite] Clarke, Parsonage, St Leonard's, near Sydney, NSW [New South Wales], to the Secretary of the Royal Society29 February 1868
MC/8/247Letter from J J [John Jeremiah] Bigsby, 89 Gloucester Place, [Portman] Square, to the Royal Society18 September 1868
MC/8/248Letter from J J [John Jeremiah] Bigsby, 89 Gloucester Place, Portman Square, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]23 September 1868
MC/8/276Letter from J J [John Jeremiah] Bigsby, 89 Glo Pl [Glouester Place], P Sq [Portman Square], to the Royal Society7 December 1868
MC/8/279Letter from J J [John Jeremiah] Bigsby, 89 Glo Pl [Glouester Place], P Sq [Portman Square], to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]7 December 1868
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