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Authorised form of nameFranks; Sir; Augustus Wollaston (1826 - 1897)
SurnameFranks
ForenamesAugustus Wollaston
Dates1826 - 1897
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Geneva, Switzerland (20 March 1826)
Death:
London (21 May 1897)
Burial:
Kensal Green cemetery, London
ActivityEducation:
Eton; Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1849), MA (1852)
Career:
Assistant, Department of Antiquities, British Museum (1851); Keeper, Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities, and of the Ethnographical Collections, British Museum; Trustee and Keeper of the Christy Collection; Director, Society of Antiquaries of London; gave his collection of eastern ceramics to the British Museum
Honours:
KCB 1894
Memberships:
FGS; FRAS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1874
RelationshipsElder son of Captain Frederick Franks RN and his wife Fredica Anne, daugher of Sir John Sebright; godson of William Hyde Wollaston (FRS 1793), after whom he was named Wollaston; unmarried
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1897 vol 61 pp x-xii signed by J E
Royal Society codeNA6435
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1874/07Franks, Sir Augustus Wollaston: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001548Franks, Sir Augustus Wollastonnd
NLB/9/499Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons29 May 1894
NLB/14/358Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons23 February 1897
NLB/14/883Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons1 June 1897
NLB/14/622Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor George Howard Darwin, Fellow of the Royal Society9 April 1897
NLB/17/263Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons26 September 1898
NLB/17/264Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Charles Hercules Read, British Museum, Bloomsbury, W.C.26 September 1898
NLB/17/758Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons16 December 1898
NLB/17/759Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Charles Hercules Read, British Museum, Bloomsbury, W.C.16 December 1898
NLB/3/916List of corrections in the addresses of Royal Society Fellows8 November 1889
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