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Authorised form of nameHaig; Robert Wolseley (1830 - 1872)
SurnameHaig
ForenamesRobert Wolseley
Dates1830 - 1872
Dates and placesBirth:
Bonnington House, Leith, near Edinburgh, Scotland (21 December 1830)
Death:
06 June 1872
ActivityEducation:
Privately; Royal Military Academy, Woolwich
Career:
Lieutenant, Royal Artillery (1848); Assistant astronomer, North West Boundary Commission, between Canada and United States and researched terestrial magnetism (c1859-1863); Captain (1861); returned to England; member of Small Arms Committee; Brevet Major (1871); Secretary, Royal Artillery Institution, Woolwich (1871-death)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1867
RelationshipsSon of Thomas Haig and his wife Charlotte, daughter of Robert Haig of Roebuck, Dublin and his wife, daughter of Sir William Wolseley of Staffordshire; married (06 October 1864) Maria Georgina, daughter of Rev Henry Brown, Rector of Woolwich and his wife Maria
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Royal Society codeNA6286
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1867/07Haig, Robert Wolseley: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001832Haig, Robert Wolseleynd
RR/5/91Referee's report by Humphrey Lloyd, on a paper 'Account of magnetic observations made in the years 1858–61 inclusive, in British Columbia, Washington Territory, and Vancouver Island' by Robert Wolseley Haig14 November 1863
RR/5/92Referee's report by Balfour Stewart, on a paper 'Account of magnetic observations made in the years 1858–61 inclusive, in British Columbia, Washington Territory, and Vancouver Island' by Robert Wolseley Haig2 December 1863
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