Alexander Bryson

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Alexander Bryson
Born 12 October 1816
5 South Bridge, Edinburgh[1]
Died 7 December 1866
Hawkhill House, Edinburgh
Citizenship United Kingdom
Nationality Scottish
Institutions Partner, Robert Bryson & Sons, Clock and Watch-Maker, Edinburgh
Alma mater Edinburgh University
Father: Robert Bryson

Alexander Bryson FRSE FGS FRSSA FSAScot FRPSE (1816–1866) was a Scottish biologist, geologist and horologist who served as president of the Royal Scottish Society of Arts (1860–61) and as president of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1863).[2]


  • On a Method of rendering Baily's Compensation Pendulum insensible to Hygrometric Influences (1854)
  • On an improved method of preparing siliceous and other fossils for microscopic investigation: with a description of a new pneumatic chuck (1856)
  • On a new method of measuring watch-glasses (1860)
  • Memoir of Rev. John Fleming, D.D., F.R.S.E. (1861)
  • Memoir of General Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, G.C.B., & C. president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1861)
  • Notes of a trip to Iceland in 1862 (1864)


  1. ^ "Obituary". The Scotsman. 
  2. ^ Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002: Biographical Index I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. Retrieved 27 December 2010.