Authorised form of nameSamuelson; Sir; Bernhard (1820 - 1905)
Dates1820 - 1905
Place of birthHamburg, Germany
Date of birth22 November 1820
Place of deathHis residence, 56 Princes Gate, London
Date of death10/05/1905
Dates and placesBurial:
Torre Cemetery, Torquay
OccupationEngineer; Industrialist
Apprenticed to a Swiss firm of merchants, Liverpool; Manager, firm of engineers, Manchester (1842-1846); founded a railway works, Tours (1846); developed a factory making agricultural implements, Banbury; built blast furnaces Middlesbrough (1853); built the Britannia iron works, Middesbrough; MP for Banbury (1859; 1865-1885); was forced to prove his 'Englishness' before he could sit in the House; MP for North Oxfordshire (1885-1895); Privy Councillor (1895); died of pneumonia
Bt 1884
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election02/06/1881
RelationshipsEldest son of Samuel Henry Samuelson of Liverpool and his wife Sarah Hertz.
Married: 1) (1844) Caroline, daughter of Henry Blundell JP (she died 1866); 2) (06 April 1889) Lelia Mathhida, daughter of Chevalier Leon Serena and widow of William Denny of Dumbarton
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6639
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1881/18Samuelson, Sir Bernhard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/10/403Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Bernhard Samuelson, Fellow of the Royal Society20 November 1894
NLB/19/38Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to John Riley, Britannia Works, Banbury6 June 1899
NLB/24/595Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to The Right Honorable Sir Bernhard Samuelson, [Fellow of the Royal Society][June 1902]
NLB/7/602Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir John Evans21 March 1893
MC/12/223Letter from B [Bernhard] Samuelson, Hotel Continental, Paris, to the Secretary of the Royal Society28 November 1881
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
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