Reference numberMM/20/51
TitleNewspaper cuttings on the Royal Society
Date1732-1739, 1820
DescriptionMostly cuttings taken from contemporary newspapers, arranged onto five pieces of card.

Cuttings are:

Invitation to a Meeting of the Royal Society, 10 January 1752, signed by James West as Vice President. The meeting would elect a Secretary, following the death of Cromwell Mortimer.

Picture of Martin Folkes ('late President of the Royal Society').

Cutting on the death of Gilbert Burnet, Bishop of Salisbury and FRS, 1715; two cuttings on meetings in 1731 and two cuttings on the election of Sir Humphry Davy as the President of the Royal Society in 1820.

Three cuttings, one from 1739 on the Annual Meeting of the Royal Society, one from 1731 on a meeting of the Royal Society and one from 1723 on the opening of all packets sent to the Royal Society to be opened in the presence of a Committee ("to prevent such vile Thomas the late House-Keeper of the Royal Society was guilty of").

Three cuttings, all from 1820 on Sir Joseph Banks (one an obituary).
Extent5 items
FormatPrinted documents
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8378Folkes; Martin (1690 - 1754); antiquary and natural philosopher1690 - 1754
NA6915Burnett; Gilbert (1643 - 1715); bishop of Salisbury and historian1643 - 1715
NA8116Banks; Sir; Joseph (1744 - 1820); naturalist1744 - 1820
NA8200Davy; Sir; Humphry (1778 - 1829); chemist1778 - 1829
NA240West; James (1703 - 1772)1703 - 1772
NA8055Mortimer; Cromwell (c 1699 - 1752)c 1699 - 1752
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