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Royal Society of Tasmania, (1900) Obituary Notice for Sir James Agnew, R.S Bright and the Honourable C.H Grant. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 140-144.

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Abstract

Sir James Wilson Agnew, K.C.M.G., M.D., M.E.C.,
Senior Vice-President of the Royal Society of Tasmania.
Died on 8th November, 1901, in the 87th year
of his age.—Born at Ballyclare, Ireland, on the 2nd
October, 1815, he studied for the medical profession
in London and Paris, and at Glasgow, where he
graduated M.D., as his father and grandfather had
done before him, and came to Australia in 1839.
Richard Stonhewer Bright, M.R.C.S., E., L.M.,
L.S.A. Died 28th October, 1901.—Born at South
Audley-street, London, in 1835, he was educated at
Christ's Hospital and King's College, and, following
in the steps of his father, took up the study of the
medical profession, and qualified for membership of
the Royal College of Surgeons in 1857.
Hon. Charles Henry Grant. Assoc. M. Inst. C.E.,
M.E.C. Died 30th September, 1901. in the 70th year
of his age.—Born at Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire,
England, on the 9th November. 1831, he was educated
at King's College, London, where he achieved distinction
in mathematical studies, and he subsequently
gained large experience in Telegraphy and Railway
Engineering, both in England and in Canada. He
came to Tasmania in 1872 to superintend the construction
of the Main Line of Railway between Hobart
and Launceston, of which he acted as General Manager
until the line became the property of the State in
1890.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 140-144
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 01:27
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 01:07
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