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Authorised form of nameSelwyn; Alfred Richard Cecil (1824 - 1902)
SurnameSelwyn
ForenamesAlfred Richard Cecil
Dates1824 - 1902
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Kilmington, Somerset, England (28 July 1824)
Death:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (19 October 1902)
ActivityResearch Field:
Geology
Education:
Switzerland
Career:
Assistant, Geological Survey (1845); Director, Geological Survey, Victoria, Australia (1852-1869); Director of the Geological Survey of Canada (1869-1894)
Honours:
CMG 1886
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1874
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
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 325-328 signed by W W
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
EC/1874/15Selwyn, Alfred Richard Cecil: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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