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Authorised form of nameHorner; Leonard (1785 - 1864)
SurnameHorner
ForenamesLeonard
Dates1785 - 1864
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Edinburgh, Scotland (17 January 1785)
Death:
Montagu Square, London (05 March 1864)
ActivityResearch Field:
Geology
Education:
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)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/11/1813
Council:
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
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
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 Charles 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
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
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
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
MM/21/62Letter from Leonard Horner to John Stevens Henslow15 July 1845
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