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Authorised form of nameRobinson; Sir; Robert Spencer (1809 - 1889)
SurnameRobinson
ForenamesRobert Spencer
Dates1809 - 1889
Dates and placesBirth:
06 January 1809
Death:
London (27 July 1889)
ActivityCareer:
Entered the Royal Navy (1821); Commander (1838); Rear Admiral (1860); Controller of the Navy (1861-1871); Vice-Admiral (1866); Lord of the Admiralty (1868-1871); Admiral (1871)
Honours:
KCB 1868
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
3/06/1869
RelationshipsSon of Sir John Robinson, Archdeacon of Armagh, and his wife Mary Anne, daughter of James Spencer of Rathanagan, Kildare; married (1841) Clementina, daughter of Admiral Sir John Louis
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1889 vol 46 pp xl-xli signed by W J J W
Notes:
William Bovill has signed the election certificate twice
Royal Society codeNA6351
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1869/15Robinson, Sir Robert Spencer: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/3/656Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons2 August 1889
MS/426/540Note of a letter from [the Secretaries of] the Royal Society; to various individuals8 May 1855
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