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Robert Harry Inglis PALGRAVE

economist , editor

Robert Harry Inglis PALGRAVE, economist. Editor, The Economist, 1877-1883; Fellow, Royal Society, 1882; President, Section F British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1883; knighted, 1909.

Background

PALGRAVE, Robert Harry Ingrlis was born on June 11, 1827 in Westminster. 3rd son of late Sir Francis Palgrave, Knight of Hanover, and Elizabeth, daughter of Dawson Turner, Fellow of the Royal Society.

Education

The Charterhouse. Taylor Prize Essay of the Statistical Society, 187І. Was in 1875 one of three representatives of the English Issuing Country Bankers to give evidence on their behalf before the Select Committee of the House of Commons on Banks of Issue.

Career

Writer on banking from the point of view of a practitioner rather than a theoretician. His interest in the discipline of economics proper is represented by the substantial Dictionary of Political Economy, a basic reference work until recent times.

Achievements

  • Editor, The Economist, 1877-1883. Fellow, Royal Society, 1882. President, Section F British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1883.

    Knighted, 1909.

Works

Membership

Fellow of the Royal Society.

  • Fellow of the Royal Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Gardening.

Connections

Spouse 1859, Sarah Maria,daughter of George Brightwen (d.

father:
Francis Palgrave

mother:
Elizabeth

spouse:
Sarah Maria