Authorised form of nameBowring; Sir; John (1792 - 1872)
Dates1792 - 1872
Place of birthExeter, England
Date of birth17 October 1792
Place of deathExeter
Date of death23 November 1872
Governor of Hong Kong.
Kt 1854
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/06/1856
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Quentin Bone, 'Favourite or Outsider?', review of George Bartle, An Old Radical and his Brood and Joyce Youings, ed, Sir John Bowring, 1792-1872: Aspects of his Life and Career in NR 1996 vol 50 pp 142-144, plate
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6766
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1856/03Bowring, Sir John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/000484Bowring, Sir Johnnd
MC/5/255Letter from John Bowring, Government House, Hong Kong, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, London20 July 1856
MS/710/20Letter from John Bowring, Queen's Square, Westminster, London, to Robert Were Fox, Falmouth16 January 1839
IM/000483Bowring, Sir Johnnd
IM/Maull/000482Bowring, Sir Johnnd
MM/21/69Letter from John Bowring to Matthew Needham28 March 1825
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
MC/9/169Letter from J [Joseph] Barnard Davis, Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire, to Professor [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society25 February 1871
MC/9/158Letter from J [Joseph] Barnard Davis, Shelton, Hanley, Staffordshire, to the Council of the Royal Society12 February 1871
MC/9/154Letter from Dr [Karl von] Scherzer, 27 Herrngasse, Döbling, near Vienna, to General [Edward Sabine], [President of the Royal Society]28 January 1871
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
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