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Authorised form of nameWilson; Sir; Charles William (1836 - 1905)
Dates1836 - 1905
NationalityBritish
Place of birthLiverpool, England
Date of birth14 March 1836
Place of deathTunbridge Wells, Kent
Date of death25/10/1905
Dates and placesBurial:
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
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election04/06/1874
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
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/64308880
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/12/403Referee's report by Charles William Wilson, on a paper 'India's contribution to geodesy' by James Thomas Walker6 July 1895
MC/20/150Letter from [Alexander] Macalister, Torrisdale, Cambridge, to [Robert William Frederick] Harrison24 November 1905
MS/743/1/143Letter from Charles William Wilson, Ordnance House, Southampton, to [John Hall] Gladstone9 February 1893
RR/10/340Referee's report by Charles William Wilson, on an untraced paper about the Great Pyramid by Captain Downing15 April 1890
MC/9/395Letter from C W [Charles William] Wilson, Captain, Royal Engineers, 4 New Street, Spring Gardens, to Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society9 July 1872
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
MC/10/119Letter from C W [Charles William] Wilson, Major Royal Engineers, Topographical Department, War Office, Adair House, St James's Square, to the Secretary of the Royal Society6 June 1874
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
MC/11/363Letter from C W [Charles William] Wilson, Constantinople, to Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society20 May 1879
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
MC/15/103Letter from [Charles William] Wilson, Ordnance House, Southampton, to Professor [Michael] Foster28 October 1890
MC/15Volume 15 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1889-1892
MC/20Volume 20 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1905
MC/17Volume 17 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1897-1899
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