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Ordinary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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  • Sir James Forrest, 1st Baronet (1780 - 1860)
    Biographical Summary FORREST OF COMISTON, SIR JAMES, Bart. 16/10/1780-05/04/1860. Ref: 548. Male. Titles and British Honours: Baronet(1838). Place of interment: Greyfriars Cemy. Edinburgh. Pr...
  • James Watt (1736 - 1819)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... James Watt , (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundam...
  • Frederick Orpen Bower (1855 - 1948)
    Biographical Summary BOWER, FREDERICK ORPEN, . 04/11/1855-11/04/1948. Ref: 1734. Male. Place of Birth: Ripon, Yorkshire. Place of Death: Ripon, Yorkshire. Profession: Botanist. Appointments...
  • Robert Arbuthnot (1760 - 1809)
    Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002 : Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinbu...
  • Robert Arbuthnot, 2nd of Haddo-Rattray (1729 - 1803)
    Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002 : Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinbu...

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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.