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Authorised form of namePeel; Sir; Robert (1788 - 1850)
Dates1788 - 1850
NationalityBritish
Place of birthChamber Hall, near Bury, Lancashire, England
Date of birth05 February 1788
Place of deathHis house in Whitehall Gardens, London
Date of death02 July 1850
Dates and placesBurial:
Drayton-Bassett, Staffordshire
ActivityEducation:
Harrow School; Christ Church, Oxford
Career:
MP for Cashel (1809); MP for Chippenham (1812-1817); Secretary for Ireland (1812-1818); MP for Oxford University (1817-1829); MP for Westbury (1829-1830); 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Act (1829); MP for Tamworth (1833-1850); Prime Minister (1834-1835 and 1841-1846); reorganised the Bank of England; repealed the Corn Laws; resigned from office (1846); died from injuries received when thrown from his horse on Constitution Hill, London
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/12/1822
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
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
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
MC/4/1Copy letter from [Gilbert Elliot, 2nd Earl of] Minto, to William [Jackson] Hooker 4 January 1844
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
MC/3/217Letter from Charles E. Trevelyan, Treasury Chambers, to the Marquis of Northampton, President of the Royal Society1 June 1842
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