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Authorised form of nameCaird; Sir; James (1816 - 1892)
Dates1816 - 1892
NationalityBritish
Place of birthStranraer
Date of birth29 July 1816
Place of deathQueen's Gate Gardens, London
Date of death09 February 1892
Dates and placesBurial:
Highgate Cemetery, London
Research fieldAgriculture; statistics
ActivityEducation:
Edinburgh University
Career:
Commissioned by Sir Robert Peel to report on the agricultural state of Ireland (1846); Speciall Commissioner of the Times to report on the affect of Free Trade on agriculture (1850); MP for Dartmouth (1857-1859); MP for Stirling (1859-1865); Director, Land Department of the Board of Agriculture (1859-1891); one of the Inclosure Commissioners for England and Wales
Honours:
CB 1870; KCB 1882
Memberships:
Scottish Statistical Society (President 1880-1881)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/06/1875
RelationshipsSon of James Caird of Stranraer
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1891-1892 vol 50 pp xiii-xiv
Notes:
DNB gives birth date as June 1816
Royal Society codeNA6442
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1875/19Caird, Sir James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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