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Authorised form of nameTennyson; Alfred (1809 - 1892); 1st Baron Tennyson
Other forms of nameAlfred, Lord Tennyson
SurnameTennyson
ForenamesAlfred
Dates1809 - 1892
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Somersby, Lincolnshire, England (06 August 1809)
Death:
Aldworth, Sussex (06 October 1892)
Burial:
Westminster Abbey, London
ActivityEducation:
Louth; Trinity College, Cambridge (1827-1831, no degree); DCL (1855, Oxford)
Career:
Joint author with his brother of 'Poems by two brothers' (1827); Poet Laureate (1850); Honorary Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge
Honours:
Baron 1884
Memberships:
FRSE (Honorary); Literary Fund Society (Vice President)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/06/1865
RelationshipsThird son of Rev George Clayton Tennyson, Rector of Somersby, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Rev Stephen Fytche, Vicar of Louth; nephew of Charles Tennyson (later D'Eyncourt) (FRS 1829); married (13 June 1850) Emily, daughter of Henry Sellwood and his wife Sarah, sister of Sir John Franklin (FRS 1823) (she died 1896)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Peter Bridges, 'A Long-Distance Londoner' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 121-129
A J Meadows, 'Astronomy and Geology, Terrible Muses! Tennyson and 19th-Century Science' in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 111-118
Vanity Fair 22 July 1871
Royal Society codeNA6058
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1865/13Tennyson, Alfred, 1st Baron Tennyson: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/004520Tennyson, Alfred, nd
MS/769/75Letter from Lord Rosse, The Castle, Parsonstown, to [Walter White?]12 January 1865
NLB/6/1028Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons6 October 1892
NLB/6/1045Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Macmillan & Company7 October 1892
NLB/6/1046Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, Fellow of the Royal Society8 October 1892
NLB/10/984Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Alfred W Hux, Prince of Wales's Theatre, Coventry Street, W.18 March 1895
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