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Ordinary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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  • James Dalrymple of Woodhead (1852 - 1908)
    JAMES DALRYMPLE GRAY DALRYMPLE OF WOODHEAD (1852-1908) formerly James Dalrymple Gray Duncan is the son of the Reverend Thomas Duncan, and his wife, Mary Dalrymple. He was born on 17 July 1852 and d...
  • Thomas Percival (1740 - 1804)
    Biographical Summary PERCIVAL, THOMAS . 29/09/1740-30/08/1804. Ref: 1198. Male. Place of Birth: Warrington,Lancashire. Place of Death: Manchester. Place of interment: Warrington Church. Pro...
  • General Sir James Edward Alexander of Westerton (1803 - 1885)
    Biographical Summary ALEXANDER OF WESTERTON, SIR JAMES EDWARD . 16/10/1803-02/04/1885. Ref: 27. Male. Titles and British Honours: General, Knight, CB (1873). Place of Birth: Stirling. Place o...
  • Sir Whitelaw Ainslie (1767 - 1837)
    Biographical Summary AINSLIE, SIR WHITELAW . 17/02/1767-29/04/1837. Ref: 18. Male. Titles and British Honours: Knight (1835). Place of Birth: Duns, Berwickshire. Place of Death: London. Pro...
  • James Robertson Barclay (b. - 1827)
    " James Robertson Barclay ", Munks Roll, Royal College of Physicians of London

Scope of Project

This project is a place to gather together profiles of the Ordinary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Overview

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is Scotland's national academy of science and letters. It is a registered charity, operating on a wholly independent and non-party-political basis and providing public benefit throughout Scotland. Established in 1783, it has since then drawn upon the strengths and expertise of its Fellows, of which there are currently more than 1500.

The Society covers a broader selection of fields than the Royal Society of London including literature and history. Unlike similar organisations in the rest of the UK, the Fellowship includes people from a wide range of disciplines - science & technology, arts, humanities, medicine, social science, business and public service. This breadth of expertise makes the Royal Society of Edinburgh unique in the UK.