Authorised form of nameForbes; Edward (1815 - 1854); naturalist
Dates1815 - 1854
Place of birthDouglas, Isle of Man
Date of birth12 February 1815
Place of deathEdinburgh
Date of death18 November 1854
Dates and placesBurial:
The Dean cemetery, Edinburgh
Research fieldBiogeography
Invertebrate zoology
Invertebrate palaeontology
Professor of Botany, King's College, London; Palaeontologist, Ordnance Geological Survey
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election13/02/1845
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
C F A Pantin, 'Alfred Russel Wallace, FRS, and His Essays of 1858 and 1855' in NR 1959 vol 14 pp 67-84
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7641
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1845/05Forbes, Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001489Forbes, Edward1850
RR/2/113Referee's report by Edward Forbes, on a paper 'On the morphology of the cephalous mollusca, as illustrated by the anatomy of certain heteropoda and pteropoda collected during the voyage of H. M. S. "Rattlesnake" in 1846-50' by Thomas Henry Huxley27 July 1852
MS/426/327Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to E [Edward] Forbes, Esq10 May 1848
MS/426/138Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof E [Edward] Forbes16 June 1845
RR/2/112Referee's report by Edward Forbes and Thomas Bell, on a paper 'Observations upon the anatomy and physiology of Salpa and Pyrosoma' by Thomas Henry Huxley22 August 1851
RR/1/99Referee's report by Edward Forbes, on a paper 'Researches to determine the number of species and the mode of development of the British Triton' by Higgenbottom1 July 1847
RR/2/84Referee's report by Edward Forbes, on a paper 'On the anatomy of Doris' by Albany Hancock and Dennis Embleton21 March 1852
PT/44/4Paper, 'On the anatomy of the stem of Victoria regia' by Arthur Henfrey[1852]
PT/42/11Paper, 'Observations upon the anatomy and physiology of salpa and pyrosoma' by Thomas Henry Huxley[1851]
PT/47/4Paper, 'The anatomy and physiology of cordylophora, a contribution to our knowledge of the tubularian zoophytes' by Geo [George] Jas [James] Allman[1853]
MC/5/33Letter from James Wilson, Acting Secretary of the Royal Society Edinburgh, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]17 March 1852
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
PT/44/1Paper, 'On the anatomy of Doris' by Albany Hancock and Dennis Embleton[1851]
AP/36/12Unpublished paper, 'Note on an indication of depth of primeval seas, afforded by the remains of colour in fossil Testacea' by Edward Forbes1854
RR/2/144Referee's report by Edward Forbes, on two papers 'On the Pelorosaurus; an undescribed gigantic terrestrial reptile whose remains are associated with those of the Iguanodon and other saurians in the strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex' and 'Supplementary observations on the structure of the Belemnite and Belemnoteuthis' by Gideon Algernon Mantell21 May 1850
RR/1/161Referee's report by Charles Lyell and Edward Forbes, on a paper 'Observations on some belemnites and other fossil remains of Cephalopoda, discovered by Mr. Reginald Neville Mantell, C. E. in the Oxford clay near Trowbridge, in Wiltshire' by Gideon Algernon MantellJuly 1848
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