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Authorised form of nameBurnes; James (1801 - 1862)
SurnameBurnes
ForenamesJames
Dates1801 - 1862
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Montrose, Scotland (09 October 1801)
Death:
Manchester (19 September 1862)
ActivitySurgeon
Education:
AM; MD; LL.D Glasgow (1834
Career:
Service with artillery and infantry in India, surgeon to residency at Cutch India (1824; in Scinde from 1827; left Cutch on sick leave (1833), travelling home by overland route; Physician General of Bombay Army; Secretary to Medical Board 1841, Superintending Surgeon 1846; retired 1849 form Medical Board, on grounds of ill health and left India in that year.
Freemason, entered, initiated, passed and raised in August 1834 at the Lodge St Peter No 120, Montrose, Forfarshire, in the presence of his father, James Burnes Senior and his brother Alexander Burnes.
Memberships:
FRCPE; Royal Asiatic Society (Bombay Branch)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/04/1835
RelationshipsBrother of Sir Alexander Burnes FRS (1834); Had three sons.
Published works'Visit to the Court at Scinde' Edinburgh, 1831;
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Notes:
Frederick William Hope has signed certificate twice
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
Library and Museum of Freemasonry, 'Freemasons and the Royal Society: Alphabetical List of Fellows of the Royal Society who were Freemasons' 2010 page 13
Royal Society codeNA7550
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/16/357Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to R F Gould, Fair View, Kingfield, Woking22 March 1898
NLB/16/219Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to R F Gould, Fair View, Kingfield, Woking24 February 1898
EC/1835/07Burnes, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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