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Authorised form of nameNares; Sir; George Strong (1831 - 1915)
Dates1831 - 1915
NationalityBritish
Place of birthAberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Date of birth24 April 1831
Place of deathSurbiton, Surrey
Date of death15/01/1915
ActivityCareer:
Joined the Royal Navy (1845); served in the Pacific, and on a Franklin search expedition; Lieutenant (1845); served in the Crimea; Commander (1862); Captain, HMS Challenger; explored the Southern Ocean (1872); led the expedition of HMS Alert and Discovery to the North Pole (1874); surveyed the Magellan Straits (1878); in the Habour Department, Board of Trade (1879-1886); Rear Admiral (1887); Vice Admiral (1892); Consevator of River Mersey (1896-1910).
Places or features named after him include: Nares Harbour, Admiralty Islands; Nares Deep, North Atlantic; Nares Land, Greenland; Capes Nares, Grant Land; Mount Nares, South Victoria Land
Honours:
KCB 1876
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/06/1875
RelationshipsSon of Commander William Henry Nares RN of Aberdeen and his wife Elizabeth Gould, daughter of John Dodd of Redbourn, Hertfordshire
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1914-1915 vol 91 pp lii-liii signed by C R M
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/77475
Royal Society codeNA6450
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1875/27Nares, Sir George Strong: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/9/542Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons1 June 1894
NLB/10/252Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons1 November 1894
NLB/16/302Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons11 March 1898
NLB/18/356Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons28 February 1899
NLB/20/552Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr W J Blanford, Fellow of the Royal Society21 May 1900
NLB/23/1/239Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir George Strong Nares, [Fellow of the Royal Society]15 October 1901
MS/769/56Letter from George Strong Nares, Stanfield House, Southsea, to [Walter White?]17 March [ny]
RR/15/30Referee's report by George Strong Nares, on a paper 'The circulation of the surface waters of the North Atlantic ocean' by H N Dickson7 May 1900
NLB/19/143Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John Scott Keltie, Royal Geographical Society29 June 1899
MC/10/457Copy telegram from Captain [George Strong] Nares, HMS 'Alert', Valentia, to the Secretary of the Admiralty27 October 1876
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
MC/10Volume 10 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal SocietyJuly 1873-1876
MC/11/131Letter from J [John] Gwyn Jeffreys, Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, to [Joseph Dalton] Hooker, [President of the Royal Society]7 December 1877
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