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Authorised form of nameTristram; Henry Baker (1822 - 1906)
SurnameTristram
ForenamesHenry Baker
Dates1822 - 1906
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Eglingham, Northumberland, England (11 May 1822)
Death:
Durham, County Durham (08 March 1906)
Burial:
Graveyard, Durham Cathedral
ActivityProfession:
Clergyman, Church of England
Research Field:
Natural history
Education:
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)
Career:
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
Memberships:
FLS; CMZS; Tyneside Natural History Society
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/06/1868
RelationshipsSon of Henry Baker Tristram, vicar of Eglingham, Northumberland; married (1850) Eleanor Mary Bowlby; one son, seven daughters; was a Freemason
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; [Reference 1]
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1908 vol 80 pp xliii-xliv signed by A G
References:
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)
Notes:
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/50/15On the Geographical & Geological Relations of the Fauna and Flora of Palestine 1868
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
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
EC/1868/19Tristram, Henry Baker: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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