Authorised form of nameFalconer; Hugh (1808 - 1865)
Dates1808 - 1865
Place of birthForres, Morayshire, Scotland
Date of birth29 February 1808
Place of deathLondon
Date of death31 January 1865
Dates and placesBurial:
Kensal Green cemetery, London
Research fieldPalaeontology
Physician, Bengal Medical Service, HEIC; Superintendent, Botanic Garden, Saharunpur (before 1845)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election13/02/1845
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1863-1864
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1866-1867 vol 15 pp xiv-xx
Joyce Brown, 'A Memoir of Colonel Sir Proby Cautley, FRS, 1802-1871, Engineer and Palaeontologist' in NR 1979-80 vol 34 pp 185-225
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 1. 1731-1847' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 307-332
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7096
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1845/09Falconer, Hugh: certificate of election to the Royal Society
M/121Wollaston Medal of the Geological Society awarded to Hugh Falconer1837
MC/7/37Letter from H [Hugh] Falconer, 21 Park Crescent, Portland Place, to General [Edward] Sabine, [President of the Royal Society]23 March 1864
IM/001354Falconer, Hughnd
MM/19/86Letter from Henry James, Ordnance Survey Office, to Hugh Falconer27 December 1864
RR/4/8Letter from Hugh Falconer, on a paper 'Observations on the discovery in various localities of the remains of human art mixed with the bones of extinct races of animals' by Charles Babbage11 June 1859
RR/3/98Referee's report by Hugh Falconer, on a paper 'On chondrosteus, an extinct genus of the sturionidæ, found in the lias formation at Lyme Regis' by Phillip de Malpas Grey Egerton12 June 1858
MS/426/150Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Hugh Falconer M D23 October 1845
MC/4/110Letter from Dr Hugh Falconer, 23 Norfolk Street, Strand, to Dr [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society15 December 1845
MC/5/345Extract from a letter of Dr Falconer to the Secretary of the Geological Society10 May 1858
RR/4/194Referee's report by Hugh Falconer, on a paper 'On the dicynodont reptilia, with a description of some fossil remains brought by H. R. H. Prince Alfred from South Africa, November 1860' by Richard Owen26 March 1862
RR/5/123Referee's report by Hugh Falconer, on a paper 'On the osteology of the genus glyptodon' by Thomas Henry Huxley2 May 1864
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
MM/14/72'On the expediencey of instituting in the body of the Royal Society a new class of Foreign Associates to be designated "Correspondents" or "Corresponding Members"', by Hugh Falconer1864
MC/7/134Letter from H [Hugh] Falconer, 21 Park Crescent, to [William] Sharpey, [Secretary of the Royal Society]7 November 1864
MC/7/338Letter from Charles Murchison, 79 Wimpole Street, London, to Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society6 June 1866
MC/7/359Letter from [Charles] Murchison, 79 Wimpole Street, London, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]6 October 1866
S/0011Sculpture bust of Falconer, Hugh1866
MC/7Volume 7 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1864-1866
AP/45/12Letters, regarding fossil finds at Abbeville [France] from various correspondents1863
AP/45/12/2Letter, 'The reputed fossil man of Abbeville [France]' from H [Hugh] Falconer to the Editor of The Times23 April 1863
AP/45/12/3Letter, 'The human jaw of Abbeville [France]' from H [Hugh] Falconer to the Editor of The Times19 May 1863
RR/5/112Referee's report by Hugh Falconer, on a paper 'On the fossil flora of Bovey Tracey' by Oswald Heer15 February 1862
RR/5/162Referee's report by Hugh Falconer, on a paper 'On the Archeopteryx of von Meyer, with a description of the fossil remains of a long-tailed species, from the lithographic stone of Solenhofen' by Richard Owen20 December 1862
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