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Authorised form of nameDuncan; Peter Martin (1821 - 1891)
SurnameDuncan
ForenamesPeter Martin
Dates1821 - 1891
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Twickenham, Middlesex, England (20 April 1821)
Death:
28 May 1891
Burial:
Chiswick churchyard, Middlesex
ActivityResearch Field:
Geology
Education:
Apprenticed to a medical practioner, London (1840); King's College, London (1842). MB (1846); MD
Career:
Set up practice in Colchester (1848); Mayor of Colchester (1857); Professor of Geology, King's College, London (1870); Professor of Geology, Cooper's Hill College (1877); wrote especially on corals
Memberships:
FGS (1849, President 1876-1878); Royal Microscopical Society (President 1881-1883)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1868
RelationshipsSon of Peter King Duncan, leather merchant.
Married: 1) (1851) Jane Emily Cook; 2) (1869) Jane Emily Liddell Whitmarsch
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1891-1892 vol 50 pp iv-vii
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/62300581
Royal Society codeNA5866
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1868/12Duncan, Peter Martin: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/60/7On Astrophiura permira, an Echinoderm-Form Intermediate between Ophiuroidea and Asteroidea1878
IM/001215Duncan, Peter Martinnd
NLB/4/443Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Peter Martin Duncan, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman2 June 1890
NLB/4/215Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Peter Martin Duncan, Fellow of the Royal Society14 March 1890
NLB/3/692Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Peter Martin Duncan, Fellow of the Royal Society17 September 1889
NLB/5/351Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr [Peter Martin] Duncan, [Fellow of the Royal Society]22 May 1891
NLB/3/988Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Peter Martin Duncan, Fellow of the Royal Society2 December 1889
NLB/5/375Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons1 June 1891
NLB/5/369Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Woodward, Fellow of the Royal Society29 May 1891
NLB/5/922Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir William Thomson, President of the Royal Society16 November 1891
RR/7/93Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'On the structure and affinities of guynia annulata, dunc., with remarks upon the persistence of palaeozoic types of madreporaria' by Peter Martin Duncan25 November 1871
RR/8/313Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on an untraced paper 'On the formation of shells' by Green7 March 1881
RR/6/91Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'Description of Parkeria and Loftusia, two gigantic types of arenaceous foraminifera' by William Benjamin Carpenter and Henry Bowman Brady20 July 1869
RR/6/104Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'On the genera Heterophyllia, Battersbyia, Palaecyclus, and Asterosmilia; the anatomy of their species, and their position in the classification of sclerodermic zoantharia' by Peter Martin Duncan19 June 1867
RR/7/24Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the pre-carboniferous flora of Northeastern America' by Dawson11 May 1870
RR/7/91Referee's report by Thomas Henry Huxley, on a paper 'On the structure and affinities of guynia annulata, dunc., with remarks upon the persistence of palaeozoic types of madreporaria' by Peter Martin Duncan29 July 1871
RR/7/124Letter from Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia.—Part IV. Dentition and mandible of thylacoleo carnifex, with remarks on the arguments for its herbivority' by Richard Owen2 February 1871
RR/7/131Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the structure and development of the skull of the common frog' by William Kitchen Parker24 February 1871
RR/7/129Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part V. Genus nototherium' by Richard Owen14 September 1871
RR/7/188Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part VI. Genus phascolomys' by Richard Owen11 March 1872
RR/7/191Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia - Part VII. Genus phascolomys: species exceeding the existing ones in size' by Richard Owen26 June 1872
RR/7/297Referee's report by George James Allman, on a paper 'On the nervous system of actinia - Part I' by Peter Martin Duncan24 February 1874
RR/6/108Letter from Peter Martin Duncan, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On Palaeocoryne, a genus of tubularine hydrozoa from the Carboniferous formation' by Peter Martin Duncan and H M Jenkins6 September 1869
RR/7/298Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'On the nervous system of actinia - Part I' by Peter Martin Duncan17 March 1874
RR/8/106Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'Notes on Physical Geology' by Samuel Haughton25 April 1878
RR/7/258Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'Contributions to the study of the errant annelides of the older palaeozoic rocks' by Henry Alleyne Nicholson2 December 1873
RR/7/296Referee's report by George James Allman, on a paper 'On the nervous system of actinia - Part I' by Peter Martin Duncan15 January 1874
RR/9/126Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On a new crinoid from the Southern Sea' by Philip Herbert Carpenter4 September 1883
RR/9/281Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On beds of sponge-remains in the lower and upper greensand of the South of England' by George Jennings Hinde 11 August 1885
RR/6/196Letter from Peter Martin Duncan, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On the genera heterophyllia, battersbyia, palæcyclus, and asterosmilia; the anatomy of their species, and their position in the classification of sclerodermic zoantharia' by Peter Martin Duncan25 July 1867
RR/6/195Letter from Thomas Henry Huxley, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'On the genera heterophyllia, battersbyia, palæcyclus, and asterosmilia; the anatomy of their species, and their position in the classification of sclerodermic zoantharia' by Peter Martin Duncan21 October 1867
RR/7/92Referee's report by Phillip de Malpas Egerton, on a paper 'On the structure and affinities of guynia annulata, dunc., with remarks upon the persistence of palaeozoic types of madreporaria' by Peter Martin Duncan29 July 1871
RR/7/127Letter from Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia.—Part IV. Dentition and mandible of thylacoleo carnifex, with remarks on the arguments for its herbivority' by Richard Owen13 April 1871
RR/7/122Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the fossil mammals of Australia.—Part IV. Dentition and mandible of thylacoleo carnifex, with remarks on the arguments for its herbivority' by Richard Owen5 January 1871
RR/8/37Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the nature and origin of the beds of chert in the upper carboniferous limestones of Ireland' by Edward Hull and E T Hardman30 May 1877
NLB/4/1053Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Peter Martin Duncan, Fellow of the Royal Society6 January 1891
RR/6/107Referee's report by William Benjamin Carpenter, on a paper 'On Palaeocoryne, a genus of tubularine hydrozoa from the Carboniferous formation' by Peter Martin Duncan and H M Jenkins3 August 1869
RR/6/105Referee's report by William Benjamin Carpenter, on a paper 'On the genera Heterophyllia, Battersbyia, Palaecyclus, and Asterosmilia; the anatomy of their species, and their position in the classification of sclerodermic zoantharia' by Peter Martin Duncan20 June 1867
RR/6/289Referee's report by Henry John Carter, on two papers 'On Holtenia, a genus of vitreous sponges' by Charles Thomas Wyville Thomson and 'On Palaeocoryne, a genus of tubularine hydrozoa from the Carboniferous formation' by Peter Martin Duncan and H M Jenkins9 August 1869
RR/7/455Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'On the structure of a species of millepora occurring at Tahiti, Society Islands' by Henry Nottidge Moseley8 May 1876
RR/7/198Referee's report by Peter Martin Duncan, on a paper 'Report on the exploration of Brixham Cave conducted by a committee of the Geological Society, and under the superintendence of Wm. Pengelly, Esq., F. R. S., aided by a local Committee; with descriptions of the animal remains by George Busk, Esq., F.R.S., and of the Flint implements by John Evans, Esq., F.R.S' by Joseph Prestwich, George Busk and John Evans13 April 1872
RR/6/106Letter from Peter Martin Duncan, to William Allen Miller, regarding a paper 'On the genera Heterophyllia, Battersbyia, Palaecyclus, and Asterosmilia; the anatomy of their species, and their position in the classification of sclerodermic zoantharia' by Peter Martin Duncan30 October 1867
RR/6/287Letter from Henry B Wheatley, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding two papers 'On Holtenia, a genus of vitreous sponges' by Charles Thomas Wyville Thomson and 'On Palaeocoryne, a genus of tubularine hydrozoa from the Carboniferous formation' by Peter Martin Duncan and H M Jenkins3 September 1869
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