Authorised form of nameDalrymple; Alexander (1737 - 1808)
Dates1737 - 1808
Place of birthNew Hailes, near Edinburgh, Scotland
Date of birth24 July 1737
Date of death19 June 1808
Writer in the HEIC (from age 15); Hydrographer, HEIC (1779); Hydrographer to the Admiralty (1795); dismissed (1808)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election14/02/1771
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; AE
R I Ruggles, 'Governor Samuel Wegg, Intelligent Layman of the Royal Society, 1753-1802' in NR 1977-8 vol 32 pp 181-199
D Carr Agnew, 'Robert Fitzroy and the myth of 'Marsden Square': Transatlantic rivalries in early marine meteorology' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 21-46
Royal Society codeNA8193
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/3/14Letter from Alexander Dalrymple, London, to Dr Charles Morton, Secretary, Royal Society7 December 1767
IM/001044Dalrymple, Alexandernd
L&P/4/405Paper, 'Of the formation of islands' by Alexander Dalrymple4 May 1767
L&P/7/9Paper, 'Journal of a voyage to the East Indies' by Alexander Dalrymple1777
EC/1771/14Dalrymple, Alexander: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/10/9"Observations on the dip of the magnetic needle made in a voyage to Madras [Chennai] and from there to Suez", by Alexander Dalrymplend
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