Category: People

People associated with the DA

A mystery photo – solved!

This group photo, part of our photographic archive curated by Dr Helen Wilson, was probably taken at of one of our Annual Meetings, maybe in the 1920s. Unlike many of the photographs in the...

Acland, Richard Thomas Dyke

Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1991. SIR RICHARD THOMAS DYKE ACLAND, Bt. Members who attended the Annual Meeting of the Association in Tiverton in 1974 will recall with pleasure the inauguration of Sir Richard...

Alexander, J. J.

Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1942. JOHN JAMES ALEXANDER, M.A., F.R.Hist. SOC., J.P., was the eldest surviving son of Joseph Alexander, J.P.; his mother was Mary Frances Gouldsbury Long, daughter and heiress of Francis...

Bate, Charles Spence

Cists, Caries and Crustaceans: Charles Spence Bate (President 1863) Two of the three Founding Fathers of the Devonshire Association were elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society, the mark of outstanding scientific excellence in...

Bidder, George Parker

President of the DA 1869-70. Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1879. George Parker Bidder was a native of Moretonhampstead, in this county, and was brought into public notice at a very early age through...

Born, Anne

Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 2012. Anne Born, who died in July 2011 soon after her 87th birthday, was a greatly valued member of the Association. She was born Anne Cookes in London on...

Sir John Bowring, first president of the DA

Bowring, Sir John

Sir John Bowring. First President of the Devonshire Association. By Mrs. Hester Forbes Julian, F.G.S., F.R.A.I. (Read at Totnes, 21st July, 1920.) During the last decade of his strenuous life Sir John Bowring evinced...

Bracken, Charles William

Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1951. Charles William Bracken, B.A., F.R.E.S., was born at Plymouth 30th June, 1868 and died 6th November, 1950. His long life was spent mainly at Plymouth, to which city...

Brown, Theo

Obituary Published in DA Transactions, 1993. THEO BROWN 1914–1993 Theo Brown was born during World War 1, the daughter of a Welsh scholar later the head of a department of the British Museum. His...

Burnard, Robert

Obituary Text published in DA Transactions, 1920. ROBERT BURNARD, J.P., F.S.A. Mr. Robert Burnard who died on the 15th April, 1920, was the son of the late Mr. Charles Frederick Burnard, one of the...