History of the Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network

John Seymour
Master Mariner
1841 - 1898 abt

Copyright: Dougal Watson 2007 -

Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society

Elected 11 November 1889.

To return, or to move to a related page, you can use the links table at the bottom of this page.

During July 1889, while ashore between two voyages as Master of the Seine, John Seymour was recommended and proposed for Fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society. Five months later, while he was actually taking sundings off the West coast of Africa near todays Ginea-Bissau and Senegal, he was elected a Fellow (FRGS).

The names of the nominating Fellows appear to be William Waring and A W Williams.

The RGS candidature form also records John Seymour's death as having occurred ten years later during 1899.

Document obtained courtesy of the Royal Geographical Society archives.

John Seymour's FRGS election certificate
click on image to view high resolution version (2.5x)
"Certificate of Candidate for Election" form documenting the 05 July 1889 recommendation, 08 July 1889 proposal, and 11 November 1889 election of John Seymour as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS).

Return to: Atlantic Cable main page