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Authorised form of nameAlison; Archibald (1757 - 1839)
SurnameAlison
ForenamesArchibald
Dates1757 - 1839
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
1757
Death:
17 May 1839
Burial:
St John's Churchyard, Edinburgh
ActivityEducation:
In Glasgow, where he met Dugald Stewart (FRS 1814); BCL (1784, Balliol College, Oxford)
Career:
Took Holy Orders in the Church of England; incumbent of Sudbury, Northampton; published "Essay on the nature and principles of taste" (1790); Perpetual Curate, Kenley, Shropshire (1790); minister of the Episcopal Chapel, Cowgate, Edinburgh (1800)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
15/11/1792
RelationshipsPossibly the son of Patrick Alison, Provost of Edinburgh; married Dorothea, daughter of Dr John Gregory (FRS 1756)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1839 No 40 p 177
Notes:
Burke's Peerage names his father as Archibald Alison of New Hall, Angusshire
Royal Society codeNA7285
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/3/38Letter from Archibald Alison, Kenley, to Joseph Planta1 December 1792
IM/000071Alison, ArchibaldApril 1823
EC/1792/08Alison, Archibald: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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