Authorised form of nameBorlase; William (1695 - 1772)
Dates1695 - 1772
Date of birth02 February 1695
Place of deathLudgvan, near Penzance
Date of death31 August 1772
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election17/05/1750
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA2316
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1750/03Borlase, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/4/107Paper, 'Of the agitation of the sea on July 28 and of two thunderstorms' by William Borlase8 March 1762
MS/391/74Bond of William Borlase to the Treasurer of the Royal Society13 October 1750
L&P/4/188Letter, 'Of rainfall' from William Borlase to James Douglas31 December 1763
L&P/3/216Letter, 'Of trees discovered underground in Mounts Bay' from William Borlase to Charles Lyttelton24 January 1757
L&P/2/7/1Letter, 'Of spars and Cornish diamonds' from William Borlase to Emanuel Mendes da Costa18 December 1749
L&P/3/285Paper, 'On an earthquake in West Cornwall on 15 July 1757' by William Borlase1758
L&P/4/382Paper, 'Of barometer and thermometer readings for 1766, with notes from Dr William Borlase and from Lancelot St Aubyn on rain at Bridgwater 1765-6' by George Carlyle27 January 1767
L&P/5/170Paper, 'Meteorological observations for 1769 at Bridgwater and Ludgvan' by Jeremial Milles and William Borlase1770
L&P/5/98Paper, 'Meteorological observations at Ludgvan, 1768' by William Borlase1769
L&P/5/17Paper, 'Rainfall at Ludgvan, 1767' by William Borlase1768
L&P/5/227Paper, 'Meteorological observations at Ludvagan, 1770' by William Borlase1771
L&P/5/215Letter, 'Of the effects of a thunderstorm on St Kevern's church' from Anthony Williams to William Borlase1771
L&P/5/305Paper, 'Meteorological observations at Ludgvan for 1771' by William Borlase1772
L&P/2/409Letter, 'On the alteration of the island of Scilly' from William Borlase to Thomas Birch21 December 1752
L&P/5/76Letters, 'On a specimen of native tin' from Henry Rosevarne and William Borlase to Charles Morton27 January 1769
L&P/4/89Paper, 'Agitation of waters in Mounts Bay on 31 March 1761' by William Borlase1761
L&P/2/7Paper, 'Of spars and Cornish diamonds' by William Borlase18 December 1749
L&P/3/350Letter, 'Of Roman antiquities found at Bossens, St Erth, Cornwall' from William Borlase to Charles Lyttelton4 December 1758
L&P/4/306Letter, 'Of native tin' from William Borlase to Edward Mendez da Costa12 December 1765
L&P/3/63Letter, 'Of the earthquake of Nov 1' from William Borlase to C Lyttleton4 December 1755
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView