Authorised form of nameHaast; Sir; Julius von (? 1824 - 1887)
Other forms of nameSir John Francis Julius von
Sir Johann Franz Julius von
Dates? 1824 - 1887
Place of birthBonn, Germany
Date of birth01 May 1822 or 01 May 1824
Place of deathWellington, New Zealand
Date of death15 or 16 August 1887
Research fieldGeology; mineralogy
Travelled in Europe; sailed to New Zealand (1858); appointed to explore the south west part of Nelson (1859); Surveyor General, Province of Canterbury, New Zealand (1861); Provincial Geologist; founded the Canterbury Museum (1866); died of heart disease
CMG 1883; KCMG 1886
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/06/1867
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
First Altname from BR, second from DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1889 vol 46 pp xxiv-xxvi signed by W L B
Robin J H Clark and Michael J Kelly, 'New Zealand, New Zealanders and the Royal Society' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 263-281
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
DSB gives dates of birth and death as 01 May 1822 and 16 August 1887
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA8058
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
EC/1867/06Haast, Sir Julius von: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/3/212Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society10 April 1889
MC/8/80Letter from Julius Haast, Christchurch, New Zealand, to Dr W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society, London11 September 1867
MC/8/203Letter from Julius Haast, [?] near Auckland, New Zealand, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]31 May 1868
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