Authorised form of nameParsons; James (1705 - 1770)
Dates1705 - 1770
Place of birthBarnstaple, Devon, England
Date of birthMarch 1705
Place of deathHis house in Red Lion Square, London
Date of death04 April 1770
Dates and placesBurial:
Family vault at Hendon, Middlesex
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election07/05/1741
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
For Sec 1751-1762
Croonian 1744, 1745, 1746, 1750, 1751
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
P Fontes da Costa, 'The Culture of Curiosity at The Royal Society in the first half of the eighteenth century', NR 2002 vo l56 pp 147-166
Royal Society codeNA1240
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/1/323Paper, 'Of some seeds' by James Parsons1744
AB/1/2/1/15Account of Money laid out for the use of the Royal Society by James Parsons MD20 March 1757 - 23 November 1758
L&P/3/62Letter, 'Of the earthquake of Nov 1, at Lisbon' from Richard Wolfall to James Parsons22 November 1755
L&P/1/406Paper, 'Of a quadruped brought from Bengal' by James Parsons27 June 1745
L&P/1/163Paper, 'Some account of the phoca of sea-calf (vitulus marinus)' by James Parsons1742
L&P/1/468Letter, 'Further account of the opossum by Dr M. of Urbana, VA., in answer to queries by Dr E. Milward & Dr J. Parsons FRS' from John Mitchell to the Royal Society8 July 1745
MM/3/13Certificates from James Parsons and Henry Baker to the Royal Society18-19 December 1767
L&P/1/219Letter, 'An account of the sixth volume of Reaumur's History of Insects' from James Parsons to Martin Folkes1743
L&P/3/242Letter, 'Of a sheep disease' from James Parsons to Thomas Birch25 April 1757
L&P/2/60Letter, 'Of the earthquake of March 8' from James Parsons to Martin Folkes15 March 1750
L&P/1/163/1Paper, 'Some account of the phoca of sea-calf (vitulus marinus)' by James Parsons1742
L&P/4/239Letter, 'An account of the 'Memoire sur le Pholade' by Delafaille' from James Parsons to Thomas Birch3 November 1764
L&P/3/1Letter, 'Of the use of Ribwort (plantain) for the cure of the bite of a mad dog' from Charles Smith to James Parsons18 March 1755
L&P/2/190Letter, 'Of a very small monkey' from James Parsons to the Royal Society1751
L&P/2/515Paper, 'On Kircher's opinion as to the burning of Marcellus' fleet by Archimedes' by James Parsons1754
L&P/3/129Letter, 'Concerning electrical vapour' from A Bertrand to James Parsons19 February 1756
L&P/4/349Paper, 'Of the East Indian elks' by James Parsons and Peter Collinson26 February 1766
L&P/1/198/1Letter, 'Of the natural history of the rhinoceros' from James Parsons to Martin Folkes1743
L&P/1/414/1Paper, 'Abstract of the history of a stag beetle' by James Parsons1745
L&P/1/407Paper, 'Of some small crystal stones' by James Parsons1745
L&P/2/184Letter, 'Of a pretended hermaphrodite shown in London' from James Parsons to the Royal Society1750
L&P/1/167Letter, 'Of petrifactions' from John Tuberville Needham to James Parsons1742
L&P/2/289Letter, 'Of the shells of crabs' from James Parsons to Peter Collinson22 April 1752
L&P/1/193Letter, 'Concerning certain small and white worms found in dissecting trout' from John Tuberville Needham to James Parsons27 May 1743
L&P/2/101Paper, 'Of the phocae' by James Parsons1751
L&P/1/414Paper, 'Abstract of the history of a stag beetle' by James Parsons1745
L&P/3/293Letter, 'Acknowledging his election as FRS, mentioning a gold filament 5 ft long, 30 'baths' in the county of Zolia, Hemlock, Pertified wood' from Justus Johannes Torkos to James Parsons4 July 1757
L&P/3/282Letter, 'The anatomical table of C N J, described by Dr James Parsons' from Charles Nicholas Jenty to Thomas Birch20 October 1757
L&P/3/325Paper, 'An account of the Rev Mr Pullein's essay on the culture of silk' by James Parsons30 May 1758
L&P/2/401Letter, 'Of hollow bougies' from William Broomfield to James Parsons19 January 1752
L&P/3/186Paper, 'Of Mazeas's letter about Caylus's method of wax painting' by James Parsons1756
L&P/3/67Letter, 'Of the earthquake of Nov 1 at Lisbon' from Richard Wolfall to James Parsons18 November 1755
L&P/2/490Paper, 'An account of Charles Bonnet's treatise of the use of leaves and plants' by James Parsons1754
L&P/3/357Paper, 'Of a scrotal hernia, with a note by James Parsons' by William Barrett 9 November 1758
L&P/4/6Letter, 'A spiral thermometer' from John Tuberville Needham to James Parsons12 October 1759
L&P/3/401Letter, 'Of a physiological dissertation sent to the Royal Society' from Jean Bernard to James Parsons27 October 1759
L&P/4/98Letter, 'Translation of a letter when forwarding two theses on the institutes of chemistry' from Jean Bernard to James Parsons1762
L&P/4/304Letter, 'On the double horns of the rhinoceros' from James Parsons to James Douglas1766
L&P/4/40Paper, 'Official report on a large collection of stones from Siberia sent by Count S' by James Parsons1761
L&P/4/366Letter, 'Of a new invented instrument for fractured legs' from William Sharpe to James Parsons10 November 1766
L&P/1/160Illustration, 'A phoca from Fossdyke Wash, Lincolnshire shown alive at the Golden Cross, Charing Cross' by James Parsons10 February 1742
L&P/5/41Paper, 'Of a chameleon' by James Parsons1768
L&P/2/316Letter, 'On corals' from James Parsons to Thomas Birch17 June 1752
L&P/1/172Letter, 'On the sex of the same child' from James Parsons to John Machin27 February 1742
MM/3/10Letter from James Parsons, London, to George Parker, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, President, Royal Society28 December 1761
L&P/1/452Paper, 'Of the happy effect of musk in rheumatic fever' by James Parsons1746
L&P/1/144Paper, 'A short account of Monsieur Le Cat's book entitles Traite des Sens [Treat the Senses]' by James Parsons1742
L&P/2/516Letter, 'Of fossil elephant bones found in Sheppy' from Jacob to James Parsons20 November 1753
L&P/3/17Letter, 'Note on a sheep's skin' from James Parsons to Thomas Birch29 April 1755
L&P/1/198Paper, 'Of the natural history of the rhinoceros' by James Parsons1743
L&P/3/14Letter, 'Of a petrified Echinus' from James Parsons to the Royal Society9 January 1755
EC/1741/04Parsons, James: certificate of election to the Royal Society7 May 1741
L&P/2/295Letter, 'Of inoculation for small-pox 'till some easier safer & equally certain method be discovered' from Richard Brooke to James Parsons10 May 1742
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