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Authorised form of nameDawson; George Mercer (1849 - 1901)
SurnameDawson
ForenamesGeorge Mercer
Dates1849 - 1901
NationalityCanadian
Dates and placesBirth:
Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada (02 February 1849)
Death:
Ottawa, Canada (02 March 1901)
ActivityEducation:
McGill College, Montreal; Royal School of Mines, London. DSc
Career:
Returned to Canada (1872); botanist and geologist to the commission for drawing the boundary between Canada and the United States; collected natural history specimens; worked on the Canadian Geological Survey, making expeditions to the North West and British Columbia; Assistant Director, Geological Survey of Canada (1883); member of the Bering Sea Commision (1891); Director (1895); died of bronchitis
Honours:
CMG 1891
Memberships:
FGS; ARSM; FRSC
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1891
RelationshipsSon of Sir John William Dawson (FRS 1862); unmarried
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA7139
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1891/08Dawson, George Mercer: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/5/839Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr George Mercer Dawson, Fellow of the Royal Society2 November 1891
NLB/9/547Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr George Mercer Dawson, Fellow of the Royal Society, Geological Survey Office, Sussex Street, Ottawa, Canada1 June 1894
NLB/9/676Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr George Mercer Dawson, Fellow of the Royal Society27 June 1894
NLB/9/986Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Dr George Mercer Dawson, Fellow of the Royal Society2 August 1894
NLB/16/555Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to G M Dawson, Fellow of the Royal Society, Geological Survey, Sussex Street, Ottawa, Canada28 April 1898
NLB/19/226Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr George Mercer Dawson, Fellow of the Royal Society, Sussex Street, Ottawa, Canada13 July 1899
NLB/19/348Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the Secretary of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences19 August 1899
NLB/19/390Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Professor Ernest William Brown, [Fellow of the Royal Society]9 September 1899
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