Authorised form of nameCoxe; Daniel (1640 - 1730); physician and natural philosopher
Other forms of surnameCox
Dates1640 - 1730
Date of birth1640
Date of death19 January 1730
Research fieldchemistry; medicine
Jesus College, Cambridge (admitted 1659); MD (Lit. Reg. 1669)
Practised medicine in London; acquired over 1 million acres of land in new Jersey; purchased the patent of 'Carolana' (which included North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana) (1692-1698); Governor of New Jersey (1697)
Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (1680)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election22/03/1665
ProposerJohn Wilkins
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1674
Other Royal Society activityFrequent correspondent with Robert Boyle (FRS 1660); Published multiple papers on chemical analyses of vegetable substances in the 'Philosophical Transactions' (1670s)
RelationshipsParents: Daniel Coxe
Married: Rebecca Coldham
Children: Daniel Coxe
General contextCoxe's publications on vegetable substances were intended to form a greater history of vegetables, although this was never produced. He was involved in a pamphlet war against apothecaries, defending the roles of experimental physicians. Coxe was posthumously made famous for his colonial activity. He owned a large amount of land in the colonised regions, first in West New Jersey, then in 'Carolana'. He was an advocate for British colonisation across the Appalachian Mountains.
Bulloch's Roll; DNB (MP); DAB; Venn; Hunter; ODNB
Ellis, F H. 1963. 'The Author of Wing C6727: Daniel Coxe, FRS, or Thomas Coxe, FRS, in Notes and Records, vol. 18, pp.36-38
Melvin, F E. 1914. 'Dr. Daniel Coxe and Carolana', in Journal of American History, pp. 257-262
ODNB has wife's name as Rebecca, Venn as Mary.
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA2225
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
CLP/10iii/32Paper, 'Of the improovement of Cornwall by sea-sand' by unknown author[1674]
CLP/11i/7Paper, 'Of the effects of tobacco-oyle' by Daniel Coxe[1665]
DM/5/79C'Recommended to Mr Daniel Cox'c.1660s
MS/390/20Bond of Daniel Coxe to the Treasurer of the Royal Society26 November 1674
NLB/60/239Copy letter from [Alfred Hastings] White, Assistant Librarian of the Royal Society; to Alfred Jones Esquire; Tower Hotel, Pwllheli, N. Wales3 January 1921
CLP/11i/15Paper, 'Severall ways of analyzing vegetables together with reflections and conclusions' by Dr [Daniel] Cox [Coxe][1674]
CLP/9i/20Paper, concerning earth dug at Hogsdon [Hoxton] by unknown author[1667]
CLP/9i/28Paper, discourse on the nature of vitriol by Daniel Cox [Coxe][1674]
CLP/9i/29Paper, continuation of a discourse on the nature of vitriol by Daniel Cox [Coxe][1674]
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