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Authorised form of nameFeatherstonehaugh; George William (1780 - 1866)
SurnameFeatherstonehaugh
ForenamesGeorge William
Dates1780 - 1866
Dates and placesBirth:
London (1780)
Death:
27 September 1866
ActivityCareer:
Went to America in 1807, was a British Commisssioner to determine the Maine-New Brunswick boundary in 1839 (along with Richard Zachariah Mudge) and was British Consul at Havre until his death. As consul, he was also instrumental in bringing Louis Philippe of France to England in 1848. He wrote several books about American travel, a national railway system in Britain, and the Canadian-American boundary issue.
Memberships:
FGS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
02/04/1835
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
References:
W H G Armytage, 'G W Featherstonhaugh, FRS, 1780-1866, Anglo-American Scientist' in NR 1954-55 vol 11 pp 228-235
Notes:
Part of certificate damaged; on reverse of certificate : '[W?] Murchison'; 'Featherstonhaugh 1834 - Royal Society'
Royal Society codeNA6004
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/10/153List of subscribers to the "Monthly American Journal Geology and Natural Science" by GW Featherstonehaughc.1832
MM/10/152Letter from GW Featherstonehaugh, Philadelphia, to W Buckland15 May 1832
MS/251/32Letter from George William Featherstonehaugh, New York, to William Buckland, Christ's Church College, Oxford27 June 1829
EC/1835/09Featherstonhaugh, George William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/251/25Letter from George William Featherstonehaugh to William Buckland4 August 1827
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