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Ordinary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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  • Dr George William Balfour (1823 - 1903)
    Biographical Summary Balfour, George William . 02/06/1823-09/08/1903. Ref: 95. Male. Place of Birth: Manse of Sorn, Ayrshire. Place of Death: Colinton, Edinburgh. Profession: Physician Cardio...
  • Sir James Bain (1818 - c.1898)
    Biographical Summary BAIN, SIR JAMES. ?-25/04/1898 . Ref: 90. Male. Titles and British Honours: Knight (1877). Place of Birth: Glasgow. Profession: Ironmaster, Politician. Appointments Held...
  • Very Rev Sir Henry Moncrieff-Wellwood, 8th baronet of Tullibole DD (1750 - 1827)
    Biographical Summary " Sir Henry Moncrieff Wellwood, eighth Baronet of Tullibole , born 6th Feb. 1750; eldest son of Sir William Moncrieff, Bart., min. of Blackford; educated at Univ of Glasgow and E...
  • Sir Thomas Makdougall-Brisbane, 1st Baronet (1773 - 1860)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Major-General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1st Baronet GCH, GCB, FRS, FRSE (23 July 1773 – 27 January 1860) was Governor of New South Wales (1821–25), as recommend...
  • Henry Adolph Salvesen (1860 - 1924)
    Biographical Summary SALVESEN, HENRY ADOLPH . 05/06/1860-13/05/1924. Ref: 2694. Male. Titles and British Honours: DL. Place of Birth: Weedingshall,Polmont,Stirlingshire. Place of Death: Latha...

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


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.