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Authorised form of nameCotton; Edward (c1616 - 1675); clergyman
SurnameCotton
ForenamesEdward
Datesc1616 - 1675
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
c1616
Death:
11 November 1675
ActivityOccupation:
Clergyman, Church of England
Education:
Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1632; BA 1636; MA 1638; DD 1661)
Career:
Canon of Exeter (1660); Archdeacon of Cornwall (1660); Vicar of Bampton, Oxfordshire (1663); Treasurer of Exeter Cathedral (1672)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Original Fellow
Election Date:
20/05/1663
Proposer:
William Balle (1 April 1663)
Committee appointments include:
Committee for Agriculture [Georgical] (1664)
Committee for the Histories of Trades (1664)
Other RSActivity:
Involved in reports on ores and minerals in Devon and Cornwall (1663).
Submitted papers on tin-mines in Devonshire (1664).
RelationshipsParents: William Cotton
Married: Elizabeth Hender
General contextWhile Cotton seemed to show a keen interest in mineralogy in his correspondence with the Royal Society, little else is know about his clerical work and personal life.
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; Foster; Hunter
Notes:
The election date is Cotton's re-election date into the Society after the grant of the second charter in April 1663. All Fellows admitted in a two-month window after this charter, until 22 June 1663, are considered Original Fellows. He was previously admitted into the Society on 15 April 1663.
Royal Society codeNA3346
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/O2/42Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Edward Cotton19 January 1671
DM/5/73E'Experiments and Matters recommended to Mr William Balle'1664
CLP/4i/14Paper, 'Relation of a firy appearance of the imagge of mens and horses feet' by Reverend E [Edward] Cotton1664
CLP/6/16Paper, 'Experiment of weighing a piece of brasse both above and underground' by Dr [Edward?] Cotton[1664]
DM/5/101A list of benefactors to the Museum, to the value of £5 or upwards at one time c.1737
CLP/9i/14/1Manuscript, 'An Account concerning the Tin mines in Devonshire' by Dr [Edward?] Cotton[1664]
CLP/9i/14/2Drawing, 'The Stratifera of Dartmoor towards the west' by Dr [Edward?] Cotton[1664]
CLP/9i/14Paper, 'An Account concerning the Tin mines in Devonshire' by Dr [Edward?] Cotton[1664]
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