Authorised form of namePulteney; Richard (1730 - 1801)
Dates1730 - 1801
Place of birthLoughborough, Leicestershire, England
Date of birth17 February 1730
Place of deathBlandford, Dorset
Date of death13 October 1801
Dates and placesBurial:
Langton churchyard, Dorset
OccupationApothecary; Surgeon
Research fieldBotany
Loughborough Grammar School; MD (1764, Edinburgh University)
Apprenticed to an apothecary, Harris, in Loughborough; both moved to Mountsorrel during the apprenticeship; practised as a surgeon and apothecary, Leicester; wrote for 'Gentleman's magazine'; came to London; Physician to William Pulteney, Earl of Bath (1764); practised as a physician, Blandford, Dorset; died of pneumonia; bequeathed his museum of shells and minerals, and his herbarium, to the Linnean Society; monument in Blandford Church
Extra-licenciate RCP (1765); FLS (1790); FRSE (1793)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election25/11/1762
RelationshipsSon of Samuel Pulteney; dissenter; acknowledged as a kinsman by William Pulteney, Earl of Bath (FRS 1744); his herbarium in the British Museum (1969)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
A history of Loughborough endowed schools ([Loughborough]: Loughborough Grammar School, 1969), p. 109-112
L B Glyn, 'Israel Lyons: a short but starry career. The life of an eighteenth-century Jewish botanist and astronomer' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 275-305
Royal Society codeNA3434
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/003693Pulteney, Richardnd
L&P/3/193Letter, 'Account of some of the more rare plants observed in Leicestershire' from Richard Pulteney to George Parker27 November 1756
L&P/3/352Paper, 'Of a Roman camp not far from Leicester' by Richard Pulteney1758
L&P/7/34Paper, 'Register of births at Blandford Forum for forty years; with remarks' by Richard Pulteney1778
L&P/3/220Paper, 'A brief botanical and medical history of the Solanum Lethale or Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade' by Richard Pulteney1757
IM/003694Pulteney, Richardnd
L&P/5/314Letter, 'Of the medical effects of a poisonous plant' from Richard Pulteney to William Watson12 March 1772
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