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Authorised form of nameKirk; Sir; John (1832 - 1922)
SurnameKirk
ForenamesJohn
Dates1832 - 1922
Dates and placesBirth:
The Manse, Barry, Forfarshire, Scotland (19 December 1832)
Death:
15 January 1922
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Education:
Edinburgh University. MD
Career:
Served in a hospital in the Dardanells during the Crimean War; Chief Officer to Dr Livingstone's second African expedition (1858-1864); Physician to the consulate of Zanzibar (1866); Vice-Consul (1867); Consul (1873); Political agent, Zanzibar (1886); Consul General; retired from the Consular Service (1887); British Plenipotentiary to the African Conference, Brussels (1889-1890); a founder and Director of the British East African Company; Kirk Range, in the Rift Valley, named after him, as is Kirk's Gazelle
Honours:
CMG 1879; KCMG 1881; GCMG 1886; KCB 1890
Memberships:
FLS; FRGS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
9/06/1887
Council:
VP 1894-1895
RelationshipsSon of Rev John Kirk
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1922-1923 vol 94 pp xi-xxx signed by D P
References:
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/45082551
Royal Society codeNA6270
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1887/11Kirk, Sir John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/002552Kirk, Sir Johnnd
NLB/11/655Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society2 September 1895
NLB/12/122Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1895
NLB/10/715Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society25 January 1895
NLB/11/658Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society2 September 1895
NLB/11/627Copy letter from Michael Foster, to George Francis Scott-Elliot19 August 1895
NLB/11/672Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Sir John Evans11 September 1895
NLB/12/371Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society 7 February 1896
NLB/12/307Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]27 January 1896
NLB/12/86Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir John Kirk, [Fellow of the Royal Society]6 December 1895
NLB/12/115Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Dr George Murray, Natural History Museum9 December 1895
NLB/14/473Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society16 March 1897
NLB/11/679Copy letter from Theodore E James, to William Turner Thiselton-Dyer, Fellow of the Royal Society14 September 1895
NLB/17/228Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society10 September 1898
NLB/17/335Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, [Fellow of the Royal Society]13 October 1898
NLB/17/789Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Lord Joseph Lister, Professor Edwin Ray Lankester and Sir John Kirk, President and Fellows of the Royal Society20 December 1898
NLB/19/270Copy letter from Robert William Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society24 July 1899
NLB/19/276Copy letter from Robert William Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Mr C P Lucas25 July 1899
NLB/19/591Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society7 November 1899
NLB/20/79Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society27 January 1900
NLB/20/635Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society6 June 1900
NLB/21/106Copy letter from an unknown correspondent to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society28 July 1900
NLB/21/272Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Sir John Kirk, Professor Thomas Clifford Allbutt, Dr Patrick Manson, Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, [Fellow of the Royal Society]16 October 1900
NLB/24/598Copy letter from unknown correspondent, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society6 June 1902
NLB/24/373Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Colonel Bruce, Sir John Kirk and Major Ross5 May 1902
NLB/27/797Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society1 December 1903
NLB/60/725Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John Kirk, FRS18 March 1921
NLB/27/773Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society27 November 1903
NLB/62/293Copy letter from Charles Scott Sherrington, President of the Royal Society; to Colonel J. W. Kirk19 January 1922
NLB/62/304Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir David Bruce, FRS20 January 1922
NLB/62/276Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Edwin] Ray Lankester, Chairman of the Challenger Reports Committee and FRS17 January 1922
NLB/62/275Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Thomas [Henry] Holland, FRS17 January 1922
NLB/11/611Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to George Francis Scott-Elliot 7 August 1895
NLB/11/677Copy letter from John Kirk, to Mr George Francis Scott-Elliot4 September 1895
NLB/11/868Copy letter from Michael Foster, to George Francis Scott-Elliot22 October 1895
NLB/9/877Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to W Graham Greene, Admiralty, Whitstable24 July 1894
NLB/18/274Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr J W W Stephens16 February 1899
NLB/20/282Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Clifford Allbutt, Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Sir John Kirk, Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, and Dr Patrick Manson [Fellows of the Royal Society]12 March 1900
NLB/11/674Copy letter from John Kirk, to George Francis Scott-Elliot5 September 1895
NLB/20/114Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Professor Thomas Clifford Allbutt, Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellows of the Royal Society and members of the Malaria Committee5 February 1900
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