Authorised form of nameAnderson; John (1833 - 1900)
Dates1833 - 1900
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
Date of birth04 October 1833
Place of deathBuxton, Derbyshire
Date of death15/08/1900
MD (1862, Edinburgh)
Worked in the National Bank of Scotland; took up medicine; Professor of Natural History, Free Church College, Edinburgh; Curator of the Imperial Museum of India (1864); Professor of Comparative Anatomy, Medical College, Calcutta (by 1877); went on scientific expeditions to Burmah and the Mergui archipelago; resigned (1886)
FRSE; FLS; Member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal; Fellow of the Senate of the Calcutta University
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election12/06/1879
RelationshipsSon of Thomas Anderson, secretary of National Bank of Scotland
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 113-116 signed by G A B
R V Jones, 'The "Plain Story" of James Watt: the Wilkins Lecture 1969' in NR 1969 vol 24 pp 194-220
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA8101
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1879/02Anderson, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/17/591Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John Anderson, Fellow of the Royal Society22 November 1898
NLB/17/598Copy letter from John Evans, to Dr John Anderson, Fellow of the Royal Society, 71 Harrington Gardens, S.W.23 November 1898
NLB/21/138Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons17 August 1900
NLB/21/76Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John Anderson, Fellow of the Royal Society25 July 1900
MC/11/406Letter from John Anderson, 1 Camac Street, Calcutta, to the Royal Society26 July 1879
MC/11Volume 11 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1877-1879
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