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Authorised form of nameFarr; William (1807 - 1883)
SurnameFarr
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1807 - 1883
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Kenley, Shropshire, England (30 November 1807)
Death:
14 April 1883
ActivityCareer:
Government Civil servant; founded the British Annals of Medicine (1837); Chief of the Statistical Department, Registrar-General's Office (1839)
Honours:
CB 1880
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/06/1855
Council:
VP 1877-1878
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Notes:
Withdrew 1881 (TR), although letter in archives is dated 03 October 1882.
Royal Society codeNA7683
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1855/02Farr, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/59/4On the Lymphatics of the Skin 1877
RR/4/91Referee's report by Arthur Cayley, on a paper 'On the construction of life-tables, illustrated by a new life-table of the healthy districts of England' by William Farr4 May 1859
RR/4/93Referee's report by Campbell Greig De Morgan, on a paper 'On the construction of life-tables, illustrated by a new life-table of the healthy districts of England' by William Farr22 August 1859
RR/4/94Referee's report by John William Lubbock, on a paper 'On the construction of life-tables, illustrated by a new life-table of the healthy districts of England' by William Farr9 May 1859
RR/4/111Referee's report by William Farr, on a paper 'A supplement to two papers published in the Transactions of the Royal Society, "On the science connected with human mortality;" the one published in 1820, and the other in 1825' by Benjamin Gompertz2 December 1861
RR/8/222Referee's report by William Newmarch, on a paper 'English reproduction table' by William Farr24 February 1880
RR/8/223Referee's report by Charles Watkins Merrifield, on a paper 'English reproduction table' by William Farr25 February 1880
MS/427/217Copy letter from Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Miss Farr19 September 1882
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