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Authorised form of nameHorner; Leonard (1785 - 1864)
Dates1785 - 1864
NationalityBritish
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
Date of birth17 January 1785
Place of deathMontagu Square, London
Date of death05 March 1864
Research fieldGeology
ActivityEducation:
Edinburgh High School
Career:
Became a partner in his father's linen factory and settled in London (1804); returned to Edinburgh due to business (1817); was a Whig, and a social reformer; one of the founders of the Edinburgh Academy; assisted in the foundation of the London Institution; Warden, London University; lived in Bonn (from 1831); one of the Chief Inspectors, under the Factory Acts (until 1856)
Memberships:
FGS (1808, President 1846)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election11/11/1813
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1845-1847, 1857-1858
RelationshipsFather-in-law of Sir Charles Lyell (FRS 1826), and of Sir Charles James Fox Bunbury (FRS 1851)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1865 vol 14 pp v-x
References:
H G L, 'A Fragment of History' in NR 1938 vol 1 pp 28-31
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/8153932
Royal Society codeNA6219
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/11/95'Second Report of the Charter Committee, agreed upon at their Meeting held on the 25 November 1846'1846
MC/5/8Letter from Leonard Horner, Manchester, to Lieutenant-Colonel [Edward] Sabine, Treasurer of the Royal Society26 February 1851
RR/3/147Referee's report by Charles Robert Darwin, on a paper 'An account of some recent researches near Cairo, undertaken with the view of throwing light upon the geological history of the alluvial land of Egypt' by Leonard Horner22 March 1858
RR/2/111Referee's report by Charles Robert Darwin, on a paper 'An account of some recent researches near Cairo, undertaken with the view of throwing light upon the geological history of the alluvial land of Egypt' by Leonard Horner19 March 1855
MC/5/6Letter from Leonard Horner, Preston, to Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Sabine, Treasurer of the Royal Society25 February 1851
MS/426/293Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John [Frederick William] Herschel; to G B [George Biddell] Airy Esq; to Sir B [Benjamin Collins] Brodie; to Leonard Horner1 November 1847
EC/1813/09Horner, Leonard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/21/62Letter from Leonard Horner to John Stevens Henslow15 July 1845
MC/6/11Letter from E Hammond, Foreign Office, to L [Leonard] Horner11 February 1859
RR/3/132Referee's report by Leonard Horner, on a paper 'On the physical structure of the old red sandstone of the county of waterford, considered with relation to cleavage, joint surfaces, and faults' by Samuel Haughton8 April 1858
PT/50/4Portion of paper, 'The recent researches' by Leonard Horner[1855]
MC/5/7Letter from Leonard Horner, Preston, to Lieutenant-Colonel [Edward] Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]25 February 1851
MC/5/10Letter from Leonard Horner, Manchester, to Lieutenant-Colonel [Edward] Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]12 March 1851
MS/257/2/315Letter from Leonard Horner, Hampton Wick to [Edward Sabine]13 June 1848
MC/5/5Letter from [Christian Charles Josias von] Bunsen, 9 Carlton Terrace, to L [Leonard] Horner 22 February 1851
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
MC/6/81Letter from Leonard Horner, apartments of the Geological Society, Somerset House, to Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society17 May 1860
MC/6/13Letter from Leonard Horner, 17 Queen's Road West, Regent's Park, to Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society14 February 1859
MC/6/64Letter from Leonard Horner, President of the Geological Society, Somerset House, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society and to the Council16 March 1860
MC/6/65Letter from Leonard Horner, 17 Queen's Road West, Regent's Park, to Sir Benjamin [Collins] Brodie, President of the Royal Society17 March 1860
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
RR/2/109Referee's report by Roderick Impey Murchison, on a paper 'An account of some recent researches near Cairo, undertaken with the view of throwing light upon the geological history of the alluvial land of Egypt' by Leonard Horner5 March 1855
MS/257/2/318Letter from Leonard Horner, 60 Montagu Square to Edward Sabine25 January 1863
MS/257/2/316Letter from Leonard Horner, Hampton Wick to Hutton24 June 1848
MS/257/2/317Letter from Leonard Horner, 17 Queens Road West, Regents Park to [Edward Sabine]7 May 1860
RR/2/110Second referee's report by Roderick Impey Murchison, on a paper 'An account of some recent researches near Cairo, undertaken with the view of throwing light upon the geological history of the alluvial land of Egypt' by Leonard Horner11 March 1855
RR/3/146Referee's report by Roderick Murchison, on a paper 'An account of some recent researches near Cairo, undertaken with the view of throwing light upon the geological history of the alluvial land of Egypt' by Leonard Horner12 March 1858
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