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Authorised form of namePeel; Sir; Robert (1788 - 1850)
SurnamePeel
ForenamesRobert
Dates1788 - 1850
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Chamber Hall, near Bury, Lancashire, England (05 February 1788)
Death:
His house in Whitehall Gardens, London (02 July 1850)
Burial:
Drayton-Bassett, Staffordshire
ActivityEducation:
Harrow School; Christ Church, Oxford
Career:
MP for Cashel (1809); Secretary for Ireland (1812-1818); Home Secretary (1822); established the Metropolitan Police by his Police Act (1829); MP for Tamworth (1833-1850); Prime Minister (1834-1835 and 1841-1846); reorganised the Bank of England; repealed the Corn Laws; resigned from office (1846); died from injuries received when thrown from his horse on Constitution Hill, London
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
5/12/1822
RelationshipsSon of Robert Peel and his wife Ellen, daughter of William Yates of Spring Side, near Bury; married (08 June 1820) Julia daughter of General Sir John Floyd
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1850 No 76 pp 1026-1027
References:
Peter J Turvey, 'Sir John Herschel and the Abandonment of Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 1' in NR 1991 vol 45 pp 165-176
Roy M MacLeod, 'Of Medals and Men: A Reward System in Victorian Science 1826-1914' in NR 1971 vol 26 pp 81-105
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/64803600
Royal Society codeNA7814
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
DM/1/69Draft of a letter from Humphry Davy to Sir Robert Peel20 December 1825
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
DM/1/75Copy of letter from Robert Peel and Charles Long to Sir Thomas Lawrence and FL Chantrey1 March 1826
MM/21/52Letter from John William Lubbock to Thomas Spring-Rice29 May 1845
DM/1/76Letter from Robert Peel to Davies Gilbert27 March 1827
DM/1/74Letter from Robert Peel to Humphry Davy, President, Royal Society3 December 1825
MM/21/79Royal Greenwich Observatory Warrant27 November 1830
IM/003481Peel, Sir Robertnd
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
MS/426/212Duplicate enclosure in Lord Northampton's [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton] letter to Sir R [Robert] Peel26 June 1846
MS/426/211Copy letter from Lord Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton] President of the Royal Society; to the Right Hon Sir R [Robert] Peel 26 June 1846
MS/426/55Copy letter from Lord Northampton [Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton] President of the Royal Society; to the Right Honourable, Sir Robert Peel, Bart9 June 1842
DM/2/37Letter from Robert Peel, Whitehall, to President, Royal Society10 November 1826
DM/3/12Letter from Robert Peel, Whitehall, to Sir Humphry Davy, President, Royal Society10 June 1825
MC/1/246Letter from Thomas Venables, Private Secretary, Whitehall, to the Secretary fo the Royal Society 14 July 1830
MC/1/250Letter from Sir Robert Peel, Whitehall, to Davies Gilbert, President of the Royal Society 19 July 1830
MC/1/296Letter from Robert Peel, Whitehall, to the Royal Society 24 March 1831
MC/2/40Letter from James Gye, 3 Abingdon Street, Westminster, to the Council of the Royal SocietyMay 1832
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