Authorised form of nameTristram; Henry Baker (1822 - 1906)
Dates1822 - 1906
Place of birthEglingham, Northumberland, England
Date of birth11 May 1822
Place of deathDurham, County Durham
Date of death08/03/1906
Dates and placesBurial:
Graveyard, Durham Cathedral
OccupationClergyman, Church of England
Research fieldNatural history
Durham School (1837-1839); School at Lincoln College, Oxford (1839); Durham University (1840, for 2 terms); Lincoln College, Oxford, BA (1844), MA (1846). Honorary LLD (1868, Edinburgh) and (1896, St Andrews)
Deacon (1845); Priest (1846); Curate, Morchard Bishop, Devon (1845-1846); Acting Chaplain, Bermuda (1847-1849); Rector, Castle Eden, County Durham (1849-1860); Master of Greatham Hospital and Vicar, Greatham, Durham (1860-1873); Honorary Canon, Durham (1870); Canon, Durham (1873-1906); Proctor in Convocation for Archdeaconry of Durham (1874-1885); Proctor for Dean and Chapter, Durham Cathedral (1889-1900); worked for the Church Missionary Society; Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Province of Durham; Grand Chaplain, United Grand Lodge of England and Wales; helped to found the Universities Lodge, Durham; masonic lodge, Shildon named after him
FLS; CMZS; Tyneside Natural History Society
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election04/06/1868
RelationshipsSon of Henry Baker Tristram, vicar of Eglingham, Northumberland; married (1850) Eleanor Mary Bowlby; one son, seven daughters; was a Freemason
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; [Reference 1]
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1908 vol 80 pp xliii-xliv signed by A G
Brian J Ford, 'Shining through the centuries: John Ray's life and legacy. A report of the meeting "John Ray and his successors"' in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 5-22
FS Bodenheimer, 'Canon Henry Baker Tristram of Durham (1822-1906), reprinted from Durham University Journal (June 1957)
E W Cooke has signed the election certificate twice
Royal Society codeNA7571
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/21/18Letter from Henry Baker Tristram to [AB Hewetson]19 September 1879
IM/Maull/004653Tristram, Henry Baker1893
AP/50/15Unpublished paper, 'On the geographical and geological relations of the fauna and flora of Palestine' by [Henry Baker] Tristram1868
IM/Maull/004656Tristram, Henry Bakernd
NLB/32/482Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Reverend Canon William Greenwell, Fellow of the Royal Society, Durham19 March 1906
RR/6/300Referee's report by Thomas Henry Huxley, on a paper 'On the geographical and geological relations of the fauna and flora of Palestine' by Henry Baker Tristram27 May 1868
EC/1868/19Tristram, Henry Baker: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/6/299Referee's report by Joseph Dalton Hooker, on a paper 'On the geographical and geological relations of the fauna and flora of Palestine' by Henry Baker Tristram25 May 1868
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