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Authorised form of nameBarker; Sir; Robert (? 1729 - 1789)
SurnameBarker
ForenamesRobert
Dates? 1729 - 1789
Dates and placesBirth:
? 1729
Death:
Bushbridge (14 September 1789)
ActivityCareer:
Served with Artillery in the Army; MP for Wallingford (1774)
Honours:
Kt 1763; Bt 1781
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
16/03/1775
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Notes:
GEC gives year of birth as 1732.
References:
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 codeNA7207
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/6/107Paper, 'Thermometrical observations at Allahabad and of the weather in Bengal; with note from Henry Cavendish' by Robert Barker1775
L&P/6/248Letter, 'Of the Brahmin observatory at Benares' from Robert Barker to John Pringle1777
L&P/8/146Letter, 'Of a stag's head and horns found in turf at Alport, Derbyshire' from Robert Barker to John Jebb23 January 1785
EC/1774/32Barker, Sir Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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