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Authorised form of nameMarkham; Sir; Clements Robert (1830 - 1916)
SurnameMarkham
ForenamesClements Robert
Dates1830 - 1916
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Stillingfleet, Yorkshire, England (20 July 1830)
Death:
London (30 January 1916)
ActivityResearch Field:
Geography
Career:
Entered the Royal Navy (1844); on the Pacific Station (for 4 years); involved in a Franklin search mission (1850-1851); visited Peru (1852-1853); joined the Civil Service (1853); transferred to the Board of Control of the HEIC; Assistant Secretary to the Revenue Department, Indian Office; employed to collect cinchona trees from the Andes and to grow them in India (1860); Geographer to Napier's Abyssinian expedition (1867); left the India Office (1877); organised antarctic expeditions; died after an accident
Honours:
KCB 1896; CB
Memberships:
FGS (President 1893)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
12/06/1873
RelationshipsSon of Rev David Frederick Markham, vicar of Stillingfleet, and his wife Catherine Frances Nannette, daughter of Sir William Mordaunt Sturt Milner, of Nun Appleton Hall, Yorkshire; married (1857) Minna, daughter of Rev James Hamilton John Chichester
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
G E Fogg, 'The Royal Society and the Antarctic' in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 85-98
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Royal Society codeNA7951
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1873/11Markham, Sir Clements Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/21/67Letter from Clements Robert Markham to William Laird Clowes14 November 1899
MS/594/17'Cost of working out and publishing scientific results' by Clements Markham9 May 1913
NLB/23/2/350Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society12 June 1903
NLB/16/628Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society9 May 1898
NLB/2/406Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society2 June 1888
NLB/10/514Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the President, Royal Geographical Society [Sir Clements Robert Markham]7 December 1894
NLB/8/1091Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society and President of the Royal Geographical Society24 February 1894
NLB/9/781Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society, President, Royal Geographical Society12 July 1894
NLB/16/645Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Clements Markham13 May 1898
NLB/13/214Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Roberts Markham3 July 1896
NLB/16/251Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the [Senior] Secretary1 March 1898
NLB/12/876Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons [22 May 1896]
NLB/23/2Copy letters sent from Royal Society administrative staff and officers23 January 1901-10 November 1901
NLB/22/236Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements [Robert] Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society, President of the Royal Geographical Society29 March 1901
NLB/16/52Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Markham21 January [1898]
NLB/18/758Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements [Markham]9 May 1899
NLB/16/359Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir Clements R Markham, President of the Royal Geographical Society21 March 1898
NLB/21/410Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society15 November 1900
NLB/18/427Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Michael Foster, [Fellow of the Royal Society]8 March 1899
NLB/17/432Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, [Fellow of the Royal Society]28 October 1898
NLB/19/244Copy telegram from an unknown correspondent, to Clements Robert Markham, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Kur Hotel, Larvick, Norway18 July 1899
NLB/18/577Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society5 April 1899
NLB/18/629Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Lord Lister [President of the Royal Society], High Cliff, Lyme Regis[13 April 1899]
NLB/19/655Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society17 November 1899
NLB/19/14Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Admiral Sir William James Lloyd Wharton, Fellow of the Royal Society2 June 1899
NLB/19/12Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, President, Royal Geographical Society2 June 1899
NLB/19/92Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the President of the Royal Geographical Society, [Sir Clements Robert Markham]16 June 1899
NLB/19/87Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, [Fellow of the Royal Society][16 June 1899]
NLB/19/37Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society, President of the Royal Geographical Society6 June 1899
NLB/18/587Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society6 April 1899
NLB/19/267Copy letter from Robert William Harrison, to Sir Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society24 July 1899
NLB/19/219Copy letter from Michael Foster, to John Scott Keltie12 July 1899
NLB/19/223Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Lord Joseph Lister, President of the Royal Society14 July 1899
NLB/19/262Copy letter from Robert William Harrison, to Sir Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society21 July 1899
NLB/19/288Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society 27 July 1899
NLB/19/557Copy telegram from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Michael Foster, [Fellow of the Royal Society], New Museum, Cambridge[November 1899]
NLB/18/689Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary of the Royal Society22 April 1899
NLB/19/505Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society, 21 Eccleston Square18 October 1899
NLB/19/472Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Arthur William Rucker, Secretary, Royal Society, Hotel zur Rose, Wiesbaden, Germany10 October 1899
NLB/19/506Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, [Fellow of the Royal Society]18 October 1899
NLB/19/577Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir Joseph Lister, President, Royal Society3 November 1899
NLB/18/762Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements [Markham]9 May 1899
NLB/18/783Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements [Markham][12 May 1899]
NLB/18/728Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor [Michael] Foster, Secretary [of the Royal Society]1 May 1899
NLB/18/605Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Lord Lister, President of the Royal Society10 April 1899
NLB/18/776Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary [of the Royal Society]10 May 1899
NLB/20/488Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society3 May 1900
NLB/20/590Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Edward Thorpe, Sir Clements Markham, Lord Kelvin [William Thomson], Professor Oliver Joseph Lodge, and William Whitaker, [Fellow of the Royal Society]25 May 1900
NLB/21/622Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [Sir Clements Robert Markham] President, the Royal Geographical Society19 December 1900
NLB/22/270Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Sir Clements [Robert] Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society2 April 1901
NLB/21/544Copy letter from Michael Foster and Arthur William Rucker, to the President of the Royal Geographical Society, [Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society]5 December 1900
NLB/21/520Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society3 December 1900
NLB/21/525Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker and Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society, President of the Royal Geographical Society3 December 1900
NLB/21/543Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker to Sir Clements Robert Markham, [Fellow of the Royal Society], President of the Royal Geographical Society7 December 1900
NLB/21/583Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, [Fellow of the Royal Society]13 December 1900
NLB/24/27Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Markham, 21 Eccleston Square, S.W.18 February 1902
NLB/23/2/153Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society14 December 1901
NLB/23/2/81Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Markham, [Fellow of the Royal Society]19 June 1901
NLB/23/2/80Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society, President of the Royal Geographical Society18 June 1901
NLB/23/2/146Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society4 December 1901
NLB/23/2/71Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society, President of the Royal Geographical Society22 May 1901
NLB/23/2/84Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Markham, [Fellow of the Royal Society]20 June 1901
NLB/23/2/321Copy letter sent from Joseph Larmor, to Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society24 April 1903
NLB/23/2/355Copy letter from Sir William Huggins, to The Secretary, H M Treasury2 July 1903
NLB/24/99Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society28 February 1902
NLB/23/1/840Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society, President of the Royal Geographical Society4 February 1902
NLB/25/337Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society20 October 1902
NLB/24/498Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society26 May 1902
NLB/24/560Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society3 June 1902
NLB/27/74Copy letter from William Huggins and Clements Robert Markham, to the Secretary, His Majesty's Treasury23 June 1903
NLB/28/86Copy letter from [Robert William Frederick Harrison], to [Messrs Harrison & Sons]6 January 1904
NLB/26/641Copy letter from Joseph Larmor to, Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society5 May 1903
NLB/26/714Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society19 May 1903
NLB/27/414Copy letter from Sir William Huggins, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, [Fellow of the Royal Society]16 September 1903
NLB/26/848Copy letter from Sir William Huggins to, Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society11 June 1903
NLB/28/108Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Alfred Bray Kempe, Treasurer of the Royal Society12 January 1904
NLB/36/754Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society11 December 1907
NLB/37/113Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to H F McClintock. 16 Queensberry Place, Cromwell Road, SW28 January 1908
NLB/51/247Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Sir Clements Markham KCB, FRS22 January 1915
NLB/52/757Copy letter from Joseph John Thomson, President of the Royal Society; to Lady Markham, Wife of Sir Clements Robert Markham21 February 1916
NLB/10/265Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, President of the Royal Geographical Society2 November 1894
NLB/19/163Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, [Fellow of the Royal Society]4 July 1899
NLB/19/233Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Francis Leopold McClintock, Fellow of the Royal Society13 July 1899
NLB/19/238Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, [Fellow of the Royal Society]18 July 1899
NLB/19/286Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Markham, [Fellow of the Royal Society]28 July 1899
NLB/19/612Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Treasurer, Royal Society [Alfred Bray Kempe][9 November 1899]
NLB/26/722Copy letter from Sir William Huggins and Sir Clements Robert Markham to, The Right Honourable the First Lord of His Majesty's Treasury19 May 1903
NLB/19/143Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John Scott Keltie, Royal Geographical Society29 June 1899
NLB/19/212Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Michael Foster, [Secretary, Royal Society]13 July 1899
NLB/19/209Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society, President of the Royal Geographical Society13 July 1899
NLB/19/761Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir Clements Roberts Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society12 December 1899
NLB/19/652Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society, President of the Royal Geographical Society17 November 1899
NLB/18/818Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Clements R Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society19 May 1899
NLB/20/499Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Joseph Lister, President of the Royal Society7 May 1900
NLB/20/498Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, Fellow of the Royal Society7 May 1900
NLB/21/334Copy letter from Alfred Bray Kempe, to Sir Clements Robert Markham, President of the Royal Geographical Society1 November 1900
NLB/27/391Copy letter from Sir Clements Robert Markham and Sir William Huggins, to Captain Robert Falcon ScottSeptember 1903
NLB/28/198Copy letter from William Huggins and Clements Robert Markham, to Captain Robert Falcon Scott26 January 1904
NLB/29/519Copy letter from [Archibald Geikie], to [Clements Robert Markham], [Fellow of the Royal Society], The President of the Royal Geographical Society31 October 1904
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