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Authorised form of nameBigsby; John Jeremiah (1792 - 1881)
SurnameBigsby
ForenamesJohn Jeremiah
Dates1792 - 1881
Dates and placesBirth:
Nottingham, England (14 August 1792)
Death:
Gloucester Place, London (10 February 1881)
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Research Field:
Geology
Education:
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)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
3/06/1869
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
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
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