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Authorised form of nameFalconer; Hugh (1808 - 1865)
SurnameFalconer
ForenamesHugh
Dates1808 - 1865
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Forres, Morayshire, Scotland (29 February 1808)
Death:
London (31 January 1865)
Burial:
Kensal Green cemetery, London
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Research Field:
Palaeontology, botany
Education:
AM; MD
Career:
Physician, Bengal Medical Service, HEIC; Superintendent, Botanic Garden, Saharunpur (before 1845)
Memberships:
FLS; FGS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
13/02/1845
Council:
VP 1863-1864
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1866-1867 vol 15 pp xiv-xx
References:
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
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
IM/001354Falconer, Hughnd
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
MM/19/86Letter from Henry James, Ordnance Survey Office, to Hugh Falconer27 December 1864
AP/45/12Three letters taken from newspaper about the fossil finds at Abbeville.1863
S/0011Sculpture bust of Falconer, Hugh1866
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
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/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/5/112Referee's report by Hugh Falconer, on a paper 'On the fossil flora of Bovey Tracey' by Oswald Heer15 February 1862
MS/426/150Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Hugh Falconer M D23 October 1845
RR/5/123Referee's report by Hugh Falconer, on a paper 'On the osteology of the genus glyptodon' by Thomas Henry Huxley2 May 1864
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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