Authorised form of nameGrant; James Augustus (1827 - 1892)
Dates1827 - 1892
Place of birthNairn, Nairnshire, Scotland
Date of birth11 April 1827
Place of deathHouse Hill, Nairn, Nairnshire
Date of death11 February 1892
Dates and placesBurial:
Crypt, St Paul's Cathedral, London
Aberdeen Grammar School; Marischal College, Aberdeen.
Obtained a commission in the 8th Native Bengal Cavalry (1846); attached to the 78th Highlanders at the relief of Lucknow; accompanied John Hanning Speke on his exploration in Africa (1861-1863); in Lord Napier's Abyssinian expedition (1868); retired at rank of Lieutenant Colonel (1868).
CB 1866; CSI 1868
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election12/06/1873
RelationshipsYoungest son of James Grant, minister of Nairn, and his wife Christian, daughter of John Macintosh; married (1865) Margaret, daughter of Andrew Lauries
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1891-1892 vol 50 pp xiv-xv signed by J T W
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 File
Royal Society codeNA6426
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1873/10Grant, James Augustus: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/2/1008Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Harrison & Sons28 January 1889
MC/9/584Letter from J A [James Augustus] Grant, 7 Park Square West, London, to G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society18 June 1873
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
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