Authorised form of nameBennett; Sir; James Risdon (1809 - 1891)
Dates1809 - 1891
Place of birthRomsey, Hampshire, England
Date of birth29 September 1809
Place of deathCavendish Square, London
Date of death14 December 1891
Rotherham; Paris (1830); Edinburgh (MD, 1833)
Travelled abroad; Physician, Aldersgate Street Dispensary, London; Lecturer, Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, London; Assistant Physician (1843), then Physician (1849-1869), St Thomas's Hospital, London
Kt 1881
FRCP (President 1876); FRGS
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/06/1875
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1881-1882
RelationshipsEldest son of Rev James Bennett DD; married (1841)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1892 vol 51 pp xli-xliii signed by P H P S
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7929
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/5/1037Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons16 December 1891
NLB/3/394Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Sir James Risdon Bennett, Fellow of the Royal Society30 May 1889
NLB/3/957Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, [Royal Society]23 November 1889
MC/12/75Letter from Jas [James] Risdon Bennett, 22 Cavendish Square, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society5 July 1880
EC/1875/17Bennett, Sir James Risdon: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/12/62Letter from Jas [James] Risdon Bennett, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Royal College of Physicians, Pall Mall East, to [William Spottiswoode], President of the Royal Society8 June 1880
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
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