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Authorised form of nameChambers; Sir; William (1726 - 1796)
SurnameChambers
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1726 - 1796
Dates and placesBirth:
Stockholm, Sweden (1726)
Death:
His house in Norton Street, Marylebone, London (08 March 1796)
Burial:
Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey
ActivityProfession:
Architect
Career:
Worked for the HEIC; built the Pagoda at Kew Gardens; architect to George III; Comptroller of Works; designed Somerset House; one of the first members of the Royal Academy
Honours:
Kt 1771
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
25/04/1776
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA6237
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
DM/2/16Letter from William Chambers, Berners Street, to Joseph Banks11 December 1780
DM/2/14Letter from J Robinson, Treasury, to Sir William Chambers22 November 1780
DM/2/19Draft letter from Joseph Banks, Soho Square, to Sir William Chambers13 January 1781
DM/2/20Draft letter from Joseph Banks, Soho Square, to Sir William Chambers19 January 1781
DM/2/21Letter from William Chambers to Joseph Banks25 January 1781
DM/2/17Letter from William Chambers to Joseph Banks14 December 1780
DM/2/18Letter from William Chambers to Joseph Banks5 January 1781
DM/2/15Letter from William Chambers to Joseph Banks7 December 1780
MS/391/176Bond of Sir William Chambers to the Treasurer of the Royal Society2 May 1776
IM/000788Chambers, Sir Williamnd
EC/1776/01Chambers, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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