Authorised form of nameBalfour; Francis Maitland (1851 - 1882)
Dates1851 - 1882
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
Date of birth10 November 1851
Place of deathIn the vicinity of Aiguille Blanche de Peuteret, an Alpine peak near Cormayeur, Switzerland
Date of death18 July 1882
Dates and placesBurial:
Whittinghame, East Lothian
Research fieldEmbryology
Harrow School; Trinity College, Cambridge. BA (1873)
Fellow of Trinity College; Lecturer in Animal Morphology, Cambridge (1876); went to Switzerland after having typhoid fever; set out to climb the Aiguille Blanche de Peteret and his body was found a few days later
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/06/1878
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1881
RelationshipsSon of James Maitland Balfour of Whittinghame, East Lothian, and his wife Lady Blanche Cecil, daughter of the 2nd Marquess of Salisbury; younger brother of Arthur James Balfour (FRS 1888); nephew of Robert, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (FRS 1869)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1883 vol 35 pp xx-xxvii signed by M F
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6471
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1878/05Balfour, Francis Maitland: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/9/2Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the structure and development of lepidosteus' by Francis Maitland Balfour and W N Parker7 January 1882
RR/8/276Referee's report by Francis Maitland Balfour, on a paper 'Lucifer: A study in morphology' by W K Brooks11 May 1881
RR/9/31Referee's report by Francis Maitland Balfour, on a paper 'On the development of the ossicula auditus in the higher mammalia' by Alex Fraser1882
IM/000215Balfour, Francis Maitlandnd
RR/8/77Referee's report by Francis Maitland Balfour, on a paper 'On the osteology of Polydon folium' by Thomas William Bridge20 July 1878
PP/2/34Paper, 'Note on a discovery, as yet unpublished, by the late Professor F M [Francis Maitland] Balfour, concerning the existence of a blastopore, and on the origin of the mesoblast in the embryo of Peripatus Capensis' by Henry Nottidge Moseley and Adam Sedgwick1882
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