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Authorised form of nameBall; John (1818 - 1889)
SurnameBall
ForenamesJohn
Dates1818 - 1889
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Dublin, Ireland (20 August 1818)
Death:
His house, 10 Southwell Gardens, South Kensington (21 October 1889)
ActivityProfession:
Barrister
Research Field:
Natural history, botany
Education:
Oscott College; Christ's College, Cambridge. MA
Career:
Travelled in Europe; studied the Alps; called to the Irish Bar (1845); Assistant Poor Law Commissioner (1846-1847 and 1849-1851); MP for Carlow (1852); Under Secretary of State for the Colonies (1855-1857);
Memberships:
FLS; MRIA; Alpine Club (first President 1857)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1868
Council:
VP 1882-1883
RelationshipsEldest son of Nicholas Ball, Judge of the Court of Common Please, Ireland, and his wife Janes Sherlock of Butlerstown Castle, County Waterford; married twice
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1889-1890 vol 47 pp v-ix signed by J D H
Royal Society codeNA6334
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/4/38Letter from John Ball, Colonial Office, to John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley6 March 1857
MM/4/37Letter from John Ball, Colonial Office, to John Wrottesley, 2nd Baron Wrottesley11 March 1857
NLB/3/216Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Ball, Fellow of the Royal Society12 April 1889
NLB/1/622Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Ball, Fellow of the Royal Society10 October 1887
NLB/3/235Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Ball, Fellow of the Royal Society16 April 1889
NLB/3/502Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to John Ball, Fellow of the Royal Society27 June 1889
NLB/14/221Copy letter from Theodore E James, to William Turner Thiselton Dyer, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Sectional Committee of Botany23 January 1897
MS/427/146Copy letter from Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to J. Ball Esq.2 December 1881
EC/1868/06Ball, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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