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Authorised form of nameForbes; Edward (1815 - 1854); Naturalist
SurnameForbes
ForenamesEdward
Dates1815 - 1854
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Douglas, Isle of Man (12 February 1815)
Death:
Edinburgh (18 November 1854)
Burial:
The Dean cemetery, Edinburgh
ActivityResearch Field:
Biogeography, invertebrate zoology, invertebrate palaeontology
Career:
Professor of Botany, King's College, London; Paleontologist, Ordnance Geological Survey
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
13/02/1845
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
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 Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/9909279
Royal Society codeNA7641
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1845/05Forbes, Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/36/12Note on an induction of Depth of Primeval Seas, approved by the remains of colour in Fossil Testacea1854
IM/001489Forbes, Edward1850
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/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
RR/2/84Referee's report by Edward Forbes, on a paper 'On the anatomy of Doris' by Albany Hancock and Dennis Embleton21 March 1852
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/2/144Referee'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
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
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