Authorised form of nameWray; Daniel (1701 - 1783)
Dates1701 - 1783
Place of birthSt Botolph, Aldersgate, London, England
Date of birth28 November 1701
Place of deathDean Street, Soho, Westminster
Date of death29 December 1783
Dates and placesBurial:
The Church of St Botolph's, Aldersgate, London
OccupationAuthor, antiquarian
Research fieldAntiquities
Charterhouse School, London; Queens' College, Cambridge; BA (1723), MA (1728); Incorporated at Oxford (1731)
Travelled in France and Italy with James Douglas, later 14th Earl of Morton (1722-1728); Deputy Teller of the Exchequer (1745-1782); Trustee of the British Museum (1765); collector of rare books
FSA (1741)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/03/1729
ProposerAndrew Tooks
Sir Hans Sloane
Richard Hassell
RelationshipsSon of Sir Daniel Wray, Kt, Soap Boiler, of Little Britain, London, and his second wife; married Mary, daughter of Robert Darell of Richmond, Surrey
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Charterhouse Miscellany; Venn; Foster
David Philip Miller, 'The "Hardwicke Circle": the Whig Supremacy and its Demise in the 18th-Century Royal Society' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 73-91
Obituary in 'Gentleman's Magazine' 1784, p72
Royal Society codeNA1094
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/1/14Letter, 'Concerning a natural curiosity (an alga swelling up in water)' from Alexander Geekie to Daniel Wray[1741]
L&P/1/246Letter, 'Of the comet of 28 December 1742' from George Lloyd to Daniel Wray1743
L&P/4/287Letter, 'On the sexes of plants' from Francis Haskins Eyles Stiles to Daniel Wray29 December 1761
L&P/4/276Letter, 'Of new glasses for microscopes made at Naples by de Torre' from Francis Haskins Eyles Stiles to Daniel Wray1765
L&P/4/278Letter, 'Of the impregnation of vegetables' from Francis Haskins Eyles Stiles to Daniel Wray1765
L&P/4/18Letter, 'Of the labour of certain bees' from Francis Haskins Eyles Stiles to Daniel Wray11 June 1760
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