Authorised form of nameSelwyn; Alfred Richard Cecil (1824 - 1902)
Dates1824 - 1902
Place of birthKilmington, Somerset, England
Date of birth28 July 1824
Place of deathVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of death19/10/1902
Research fieldGeology
Assistant, Geological Survey (1845); Director, Geological Survey, Victoria, Australia (1852-1869); Director of the Geological Survey of Canada (1869-1894)
CMG 1886
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election04/06/1874
RelationshipsSon of Townshend Selwyn, Rector of Kilmington, and his wife Carlotte Sophia, daughter of Lord George Murray, Bishop of St Davids; married (1852) Matilda Charlotte, daughter of Edward Selwyn, Rector of Hemmingford Abbots, Huntingdonshire
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 325-328 signed by W W
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6167
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/3/512Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Alfred Richard Cecil Selwyn, Fellow of the Royal Society, Geological Survey, Ottawa29 June 1889
MC/10/133Letter from Alfred Rich C [Richard Cecil] Selwyn, Geological Survey of Canada, Museum and Office, 76 St Gabriel Street, Montreal, to G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society25 June 1874
EC/1874/15Selwyn, Alfred Richard Cecil: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
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