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Authorised form of nameLatham; Robert Gordon (1812 - 1888)
Dates1812 - 1888
NationalityBritish
Place of birthBillingborough, Lincolnshire, England
Date of birth24 March 1812
Place of deathPutney, London
Date of death09 March 1888
OccupationPhysician
Research fieldEthnology
ActivityEducation:
Eton; King's College, Cambridge. BA (1832); MD (London)
Career:
Fellow of King's College, Cambridge; studied in Hamburg, Copenhagen and Christiana; Professor of English language and literature, University of London (1839); published 'The English Language' (1841); Lecturer on Forensic medicine and Materia medica, Middlesex Hospital; Assistant Physician, Middlesex Hospital; resigned from his appointments to concentrate on ethnology; published on ethnology; revised Johnson's dictionary; was granted a civil pension of £100 per annum
Memberships:
LRCP (1842); American Ethnology Society (Honorary Member)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/06/1848
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA7663
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/426/346Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Robert Gordon] Latham17 November 1848
IM/Maull/002641Latham, Robert Gordonnd
MS/426/531Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [Robert Gordon] Lantham28 October 1854
EC/1848/09Latham, Robert Gordon: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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