Authorised form of nameMorton; Charles (1716 - 1799)
Dates1716 - 1799
Place of birthWestmoreland, England
Date of birth1716
Place of deathHis residence in the British Museum, London
Date of death10 February 1799
Dates and placesBurial:
Cemetery near the London Road, Twickenham, London
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election16/01/1752
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Sec 1759-1773
Croonian 1754, 1755, 1756, 1757, 1758 and 1761
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
There is a query over the Croonian lecture for 1761
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA1286
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AB/1/2/1/67Receipt for money received by Charles Morton from Mr West, Treasurer19 November 1764
MM/4/7Letter from J West, Stratford, to Charles Morton31 May 1762
AB/1/2/2/3Letter from Charles Morton to James West1 July 1762
MM/3/14Letter from Alexander Dalrymple, London, to Dr Charles Morton, Secretary, Royal Society7 December 1767
MM/10/124Letter from Charles Mason, Portsmouth, to Charles Morton8 December 1760
MM/10/140Letter from Robert James, East India Company, to Charles Morton9 April 1762
MM/10/138Letter from Charles Morton, Royal Society, to Laurence Sullivan, Chairman, and to the Court of Directors of the East India Company28 November 1761
MM/10/135Letter from Charles Mason, Cape of Good Hope, to Charles Morton6 May 1761
MM/3/77Letter from Daines Barrington to Dr Charles Morton2 August 1773
L&P/5/59Letter, 'Weather at Totnes' from Edward Spry to Charles Morton11 October 1768
L&P/2/434Paper, 'An account of the Select Anatomical Observations (Uterus) by Philip Adolph Bohmer' by Charles Morton1753
L&P/4/365Letter, 'Of the protection of buildings from lightning' from Paolo Frisi to Charles Morton17 October 1766
L&P/2/460Letter, 'Of a supposed worm from the urethra' from Charles Morton to Henry Baker4 October 1753
L&P/4/340/1Letter, 'Of a clock showing the age and phases of the Moon and the tides' from James Ferguson to Charles Morton23 March 1766
L&P/4/301Letter, 'Of the eclipse of the sun on 16 August 1765' by Joannes Luloss to Charles Morton5 November 1765
L&P/5/86Letter, 'Of interpreting Egyptian hieroglyphics' from James Stuart to Charles Morton25 March 1769
L&P/5/115Letter, 'Update on Endeavour voyage' from James Cook to Charles Morton20 November 1768
L&P/5/102Letter, 'Of the late transit of Venus, with observations from Six, Ridout and Dean' from W D Brych to Charles Morton6 June 1769
L&P/5/103Letter, 'Of the late transit of Venus' from Samuel Dunn to Charles Morton7 June 1769
L&P/4/65Letter, 'Of some plates of white glass found at Herculaneum' from John Nixon to Charles Morton3 February 1761
L&P/4/73Letter, 'Of Dr Wilkin's 'Essay towards a real character and a philosophical language'' from T Cunningham to Charles Morton3 March 1761
L&P/5/316Letter, 'Of the cavern in Dunmore Park, near Kilkenny' from Adam Walker to Charles Morton20 April 1771
L&P/5/54Letter, 'Of astronomical observations at Ewetzingen in 1767-8' from Christian Mayer to Charles Morton and James Douglas1768
L&P/5/217Letter, 'Of the weather at Plymouth' from John Corham Huxham to Charles Morton26 January 1771
L&P/5/163Letter, 'Some rare British birds' from Daines Barrington to Charles Morton14 March 1770
EC/1751/12Morton, Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AB/1/2/1/45Letter from Peter Davall to Dr [Charles] Morton at the British Museum2 July 1762
MM/10/130Letter from Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, Plymouth, to Charles Morton25 January 1761
MM/10/127Receipt for instruments from the Royal Society, with schedule27 December 1760
MM/10/139Letter from Robert James, East India Company, to Charles Morton3 December 1761
MM/10/128Letter from Charles Mason, Portsmouth, to Charles Morton12 January 1761
MM/10/113Letter from L Sullivan, Chairman of the East India Company to Charles Morton Secretary of the Royal Society1760
MM/10/115Charles Morton to Lawson and Sullivan Esqrs. of the East India Company16 October 1760
MM/4/6Draft letter from Charles Morton18th century
MM/4/74Letter from Prince Masserano, Aranjuez, to Charles Morton30 April 1773
MM/4/73Letter from Prince Masserano, Aranjuez, to Charles Morton30 April 1773
L&P/5/76Letters, 'On a specimen of native tin' from Henry Rosevarne and William Borlase to Charles Morton27 January 1769
MM/10/114Letter from Robert James of the East India Company to Dr Charles Morton of the Royal Society16 October 1760
AP/4/15/1Unpublished translation of letter, 'Mr Turberville Needham, FRS, and, his enquiries after a connection between certain Egyptian hieroglyphics, and the modern writing of China' from A [Alban?] Butler and C [Charles] Morton1762
AP/4/15/2Unpublished translation of letter, regarding Chinese language and history from an unknown priest to the Royal Society1762-1764
L&P/4/150Letter, 'In defense of Mercator's chart' from William Mountaine to Charles Morton26 January 1763
AP/4/15Unpublished translations of letters, 'Mr Turberville Needham, FRS, and, his enquiries after a connection between certain Egyptian hieroglyphics, and the modern writing of China' from A [Alban?] Butler, C [Charles] Morton, and Jesuit priests1762-1764
L&P/5/159Letter, 'An improved wheel barometer' by Keane Fitzgerald to Charles Morton8 November 1769
L&P/5/142Paper, 'Of Mr Tuberville Needham's conjecture as to the connexion between Egyptian hieroglyphics and the Chinese charters' by Charles Morton1769
L&P/6/11Letter, 'Of the disparation of Saturn's ring' from Josef Varelaz to Charles Morton12 October 1773
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