Authorised form of nameCotton; Edward (c1616 - 1675); clergyman
Datesc1616 - 1675
Date of birthc. 1616
Date of death11 November 1675
OccupationClergyman, Church of England
Christ Church, Oxford (matriculated 1632; BA 1636; MA 1638; DD 1661)
Canon of Exeter (1660); Archdeacon of Cornwall (1660); Vicar of Bampton, Oxfordshire (1663); Treasurer of Exeter Cathedral (1672)
Membership categoryOriginal Fellow
Date of election20/05/1663
ProposerWilliam Balle
Royal Society activityCommittee and panels:
Committee for Agriculture [Georgical] (1664) ; Committee for the Histories of Trades (1664)
Other Royal Society activityInvolved 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.
Bulloch's Roll; Foster; Hunter
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
RBO/3/13'An experiment - Of weighing a peice of Brasse above and under ground' by Dr Cotton1664
RBO/3/12'A Relation - Of a Firy appearance in the impresse of Men's and Horses feet' by Dr CottonMay 1664
RBO/3/11'An Account - Concerning the Tin-mines in Devonshire' by Dr Cotton25 May 1664
DM/5/73E'Experiments and Matters recommended to Mr William Balle'1664
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/14/2Drawing, 'The Stratifera of Dartmoor towards the west' by Dr [Edward?] Cotton[1664]
EL/C1/30Letter, from Edward Cotton to the Bishop of Sarum [Seth Ward], dated at Exeter7 January 1670
EL/C1/29Letter, from Edward Cotton to Seth Ward, dated at Silferton6 February 1667
EL/C1/31Letter, from Edward Cotton to Henry Oldenburg28 January 1670
EL/O2/42Letter, from Henry Oldenburg to Edward Cotton, dated at London19 January 1671
CLP/4i/14Paper, 'Relation of a firy appearance of the imagge of mens and horses feet' by Reverend E [Edward] Cotton1664
EL/C1/32Letter, from Thomas Westcott to Edward CottonJanuary 1670
CLP/9i/14/1Manuscript, 'An Account concerning the Tin mines in Devonshire' 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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