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Ordinary Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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  • Richard Kirwan (1733 - 1812)
    Wikipedia contributors. " Richard Kirwan ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Burke, Bernard, Sir. A genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry of Great Britain & Ireland 6th ed . London ...
  • Dr. Alexander Anderson (c.1748 - 1811)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary Alexander Anderson FRSE FLS (born 1748, in Aberdeen, Scotland – died 1811, on St. Vincent Island, Caribbean) was a Scottish surgeon and botanist. Anderson stud...
  • Sir Eric Grant Yarrow, 3rd Baronet, MBE, DL, FRSE
    Wikipedia The Peerage Sir Eric Grant Yarrow, 3rd Bt. Born on 23 April 1920. Son of Sir Harold Edgar Yarrow, 2nd Bt. and Eleanor Etheldreda Aitken. Married Rosemary Ann Young, daughter of He...
  • Eilhard Mitscherlich, Dr (1794 - 1863)
    Eilhard Mitscherlich (7 January 1794 – 28 August 1863) was a German chemist, who is perhaps best remembered today for his law of isomorphism (1819), which states that compounds crystallizing tog...
  • John Couch Adams (1819 - 1892)
    John Couch Adams FRS (5 June 1819 – 21 January 1892) was a British mathematician and astronomer. Adams was born in Laneast, near Launceston, Cornwall, and died in Cambridge. The Cornish name Cou...

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.