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Authorised form of nameWilson; Sir; Charles William (1836 - 1905)
SurnameWilson
ForenamesCharles William
Dates1836 - 1905
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Liverpool, England (14 March 1836)
Death:
Tunbridge Wells, Kent (25 October 1905)
Burial:
Tunbridge Wells
ActivityEducation:
Liverpool; Bonn
Career:
Entered the Army, in the Royal Engineers (1855); survey work in Canada; surveyed Palestine (1864-1865); served with the Ordnance Survey, Scotland (1866-1868); Director of the Topographical and Statistical Department, War Office (c 1869); Head of Ordnance Survey, Ireland (1876-1886); British Military Consul General, Anatolia (1879-1882); Chief of Intelligence Department, Nile Expedition (1884); Director General, Ordnance Survey of Great Britain (1886-1893); Director General of Military Education, War Office (1892-1893); died after an operation
Honours:
CB 1877; KCMG 1881; KCB 1885
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1874
RelationshipsSecond son of Edward Wilson and his wife Frances, daughter of Thomas Stokes of Hean Castle, Pembrokeshire; married (1867) Olivia, daughter of Colonel Adam Duffin, Bengal Cavalry
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1906-1907 vol 78 pp xlix-liii signed by A M
Royal Society codeNA6439
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1874/16Wilson, Sir Charles William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/004952Wilson, Sir Charles Williamnd
NLB/20/805Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons12 July 1900
NLB/22/352Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Charles [William] Wilson, Fellow of the Royal Society30 April 1901
RR/10/340Referee's report by Charles William Wilson, on an untraced paper about the Great Pyramid by Captain Downing15 April 1890
RR/12/403Referee's report by Charles William Wilson, on a paper 'India's contribution to geodesy' by James Thomas Walker6 July 1895
MS/743/1/143Letter from Charles William Wilson, Ordnance House, Southampton, to [John Hall] Gladstone9 February 1893
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