Authorised form of nameTownsend; Richard (1821 - 1884)
Dates1821 - 1884
Place of birthBaltimore, County Cork, Ireland
Date of birth03 April 1821
Place of deathAt his residence, 54 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin, Ireland
Date of death16 October 1884
Dates and placesBurial:
Mount Jerome cemetery, Dublin, Ireland
Research fieldMathematics
Trinity College, Dublin. BA (1842), MA (1852)
Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin (1845); Tutor (1847); Professor of Natural History, Dublin (1870)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/06/1866
RelationshipsEldest son of Thomas Townsend of Smithville, and his wife Helena, daughter of John Freke of Baltimore; married Mary Jane Barret, his first cousin (she died 1881); no children
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5915
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1866/15Townsend, Richard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/8/171Letter from Richard Townsend, Trinity College Dublin, to the Royal Society11 April 1868
AP/50/3Unpublished paper, 'Memoir on "Undevelopable Uniquadric Homographics"' by Martin Gardiner7 June 1867
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
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