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Authorised form of nameBaird; Andrew Wilson (1842 - 1908)
Dates1842 - 1908
NationalityBritish
Place of birthAberdeen, Scotland
Date of birth26 April 1842
Place of deathLondon
Date of death02/04/1908
Dates and placesBurial:
Highgate Cemetery, London
ActivityEducation:
Grammar School, Aberdeen; Marischal College, Aberdeen; Military Academy, Addiscombe (1860); transferred to Military Academy, Woolwich
Career:
Obtained a comission in the Royal Engineers (1861); went to India (1864); served in the Abyssinian expedition under Lord Napier (FRS 1869); Assistant Superintendent, Great Trigonometrical Survey of India (1869); made tidal observations by harmonic analysis in England (1870) and on the Gulf of Cutch (1872); Major (by 1881); Mint Master, Calcutta (1889-1897); died of heart failure
Honours:
CSI 1897
Memberships:
AICE
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election04/06/1885
RelationshipsEldest son of Thomas Baird of Aberdeen and his wife Catherine Imray; married (14 March 1872, Aberdeen) Margaret Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Davidson of Aberdeen
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1909 vol 82 pp xvii-xxi signed by G H D
Royal Society codeNA6677
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/2/891Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Major Andrew Wilson Baird, Fellow of the Royal Society7 December 1888
NLB/18/214Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messr Harrison & Sons8 February 1899
NLB/37/751Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir George H [Howard] Darwin, KCB, Fellow of the Royal Society8 May 1908
NLB/37/705Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir George Darwin, KCB, Fellow of the Royal Society4 May 1908
NLB/37/732Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir G [George] H [Howard] Darwin, KCB, Fellow of the Royal Society6 May 1908
RR/9/196Referee's report by Richard Strachey, on a paper 'Report on the tidal disturbances caused by the volcanic eruptions at Java, August 27 and 28, 1883, and the propagations of the ‘super-tidal’ waves' by Andrew Wilson Baird20 March 1883
RR/9/197Letter from Andrew Wilson Baird, on his paper 'Report on the tidal disturbances caused by the volcanic eruptions at Java, August 27 and 28, 1883, and the propagations of the ‘super-tidal’ waves' to the Secretary of the Royal Society9 June 1884
AP/63/6Report on Tidal Disturbances caused by Volcanic Eruptions at Java 26th - 27th August 1883, and the propagations of the "Supertidal" Waves4 December 1883
EC/1885/03Baird, Andrew Wilson: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/517/9'Report on the Tidal Disturbances caused by the Volcanic Eruptions at Java 27th and 28th August 1883' by Major A Baird1884
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