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Authorised form of nameRomanes; George John (1848 - 1894)
SurnameRomanes
ForenamesGeorge John
Dates1848 - 1894
Dates and placesBirth:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada (02 or 20 May 1848)
Death:
Oxford, Oxfordshire (23 May 1894)
ActivityResearch Field:
Physiology, comparative psychology, evolution
Education:
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. BA (1870), MA
Career:
His family moved to Britain when he was a child; studied under John Burdon Sanderson (FRS 1867) at University College, London (1874-1876); Professor, Edinburgh University (1886-1890); suffered from arterio-sclerosis; died from a haemorrhage; his brain was dissected by David Ferrier (FRS 1876) at King's College, London
Memberships:
FPSC; FLS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
12/06/1879
Lectures:
Croonian 1876 and (jointly) 1881
RelationshipsSon of [?] Romanes, Professor at University of Kingston, and his wife Isabella Gair, daughter of Robert Smith of Cromarty; married (11 February 1879) Ethel, daughter of Andrew Duncan of Liverpool
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1894-1895 vol 57 pp vii-xiv signed by J B S
Notes:
DSB gives birth date as 02 May 1848
Royal Society codeNA6490
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/59/8On the Locomotor System of Medusae 1877
MM/15/8Letter from GJ Romanes to George Gabriel Stokes20 June 1881
AP/57/2Letter from G J Romanes to Walter White, Assistant Secretary, Royal Society6 February 1875
AP/57/3Preliminary Observations on the Locomotion System of Medusae1875
IM/Maull/003873Romanes, George Johnnd
NLB/4/145Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Mr Young24 February 1890
NLB/6/533Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr George John Romanes, Fellow of the Royal Society30 May 1892
NLB/9/468Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons24 May 1894
RR/8/59Third letter from George John Romanes, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'Further observations on the locomotor system of medusae' by George John Romanes10 June 1877
RR/8/56Referee's report by George James Allman, on a paper 'Further observations on the locomotor system of medusae' by George John Romanesnd [1877]
RR/7/475Letter from George John Romanes, on his paper 'Preliminary observations on the locomotor system of medusae' to the Secretary of the Royal Society2 August 1876
RR/8/198Referee's report by George James Allman, on a paper 'Concluding observations on the locomotor system of medusae' by George John Romanesnd [1879]
RR/7/474Referee's report by George James Allman, on a paper 'Preliminary observations on the locomotor system of medusae' by George John Romanes1876
RR/7/473Referee's report by Edwin Ray Lankester, on a paper 'Preliminary observations on the locomotor system of medusae' by George John Romanes19 January 1876
RR/8/197Referee's report by Edwin Ray Lankester, on a paper 'Concluding observations on the locomotor system of medusae' by George John Romanes6 October 1879
RR/8/288Referee's report by Michael Foster, on the Croonian Lecture 'Observations on the locomotor system of Echinodermata' by George John Romanes and James Cossar Ewart22 May 1881
RR/8/58Second letter from George John Romanes, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'Further observations on the locomotor system of medusae' by George John Romanes7 May 1877
NLB/3/398Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to George John Romanes, Fellow of the Royal Society31 May 1889
RR/8/55Referee's report by Edwin Ray Lankester, on a paper 'Further observations on the locomotor system of medusae' by George John Romanes16 April 1877
RR/8/213Referee's report by George John Romanes, on an untraced paper by Dr Wagner4 November 1879
EC/1879/18Romanes, George John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/9/46Letter from George John Romanes, on a paper 'The prehensores of male butterflies of the genera Ornithoptera and Papilo' by Philip Henry Gosse to the author24 March 1882
RR/8/57Letter from George John Romanes, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding a paper 'Further observations on the locomotor system of medusae' by George John Romanes5 May 1877
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