Authorised form of nameOsborn; Sherard (1822 - 1875)
Dates1822 - 1875
Date of birth25 April 1822
Place of deathLondon
Date of death06 May 1875
Dates and placesBurial:
Highgate Cemetery, London
Entered the Royal Navy (1837); served in the China War (1840-1843); commanded HMS Pioneer on arctic expeditions (1850-1851 and 1852-1854); Captain (by 1867); Commander of HMS 'Furious' in the Far East, conveying James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin on diplomatic missions, including in 1858 sailing to Hankow, where they came under fire from Taiping rebels then in occupation of Nanking; Officer of the Legion of Honour and of the Medjidee; Managing Director, Telegraph Construction Company (1867-1873); Rear Admiral (1873)
CB 1855
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/06/1870
RelationshipsSon of Colonel Edward Osborn, Madras Army; married (1852) Helen, daughter of John Hinksman of Queen Anne Street, London
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
E W Cooke has signed election certificate twice
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6140
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1870/09Osborn, Sherard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/9/91Letter from Sherard Osborn, Captain Royal Navy, 119 Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park, London, to Dr W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society, Burlington House6 June 1870
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
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