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Authorised form of nameBuller; Sir; Walter Lawry (1838 - 1906); ornithologist
Dates1838 - 1906
NationalityBritish
Place of birthNewark, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Date of birth09 October 1838
Place of deathPontdail Lodge, Fleet, Hampshire
Date of death19/07/1906
Dates and placesBurial:
Fleet, Hampshire
OccupationBarrister
Research fieldOrnithology
ActivityEducation:
Wesley High School, New Zealand. ScD (Tubingen)
Career:
Learnt to speak Maori; Government interpreter, Wellington (1855); Resident Magistrate of the Wanganui District, New Zealand (1862); Judge of the native land court (1865); went to England (1871); called to the Bar, Inner Temple (1874); returned to New Zealand; practised at the Supreme Court (to 1886); returned to England (1886)
Honours:
CMG 1875; KCMG 1886
Memberships:
FLS; FGS; FRGS; CMZS
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election12/06/1879
RelationshipsSon of Rev James Buller of Helston, Cornwall, Welsleyan Missionary; married (1862) Charlotte, daughter of Gilbert Mair of Auckland, New Zealand
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Robin J H Clark and Michael J Kelly, 'New Zealand, New Zealanders and the Royal Society' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 263-281
Notes:
Warren De La Rue has signed election certificate twice
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/47544939
Royal Society codeNA772
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1879/12Buller, Sir Walter Lawry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/2/638Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Walter Buller, Fellow of the Royal Society1 October 1888
NLB/2/669Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Walter Lowry Buller, Fellow of the Royal Society8 October 1888
NLB/2/947Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Walter Buller, Fellow of the Royal Society8 January 1889
NLB/3/846Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Walter Lawry Buller, Fellow of the Royal Society 22 October 1889
NLB/3/957Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]23 November 1889
NLB/3/1070Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]3 January 1890
NLB/13/539Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons, St Martin's Lane5 October 1896
NLB/14/358Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Messrs Harrison & Sons23 February 1897
NLB/20/517Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons11 May 1900
NLB/2/782Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir Walter Buller, Fellow of the Royal Society6 November 1888
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
MC/11/414Letter from W L [Walter Lawry] Buller, Hunter Street, Wellington, New Zealand, to G G [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society, London30 August 1879
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