Authorised form of nameRaspe; Rudolf Eric (1737 - 1794)
Dates1737 - 1794
Place of birthHannover, Germany
Date of birth1737
Place of deathMuckross, County Donegal, Ireland
Date of death1794
'The council having received authentic information that Rudolph Erick Raspe, one of the Foreign Members, laterly Librarian to the Langraves of Hesse stands charged with divers frauds and gross breaches of trust as appears by undoubted documents exhibited to the Council and now ordered to be laid before the Society. The President and Council being fully convinced of the infamy of his character, are of opinion that it would be highly reproachful to the Society, that he should any longer continue a Member thereof and therefore do recommend to the Society that the said Rudolph Erick Raspe be ejected' Council Minutes Copy volume 16 p 290
Balloted and ejected (Journal Book Copy p 331)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election01/06/1769
Date of ejection or withdrawalEjected for 'divers frauds' (07 December 1775)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
H S Torrens, 'The Father of Derbyshire Geology', review of Maxwell Craven, John Whitehurst of Derby: Clockmaker and Scientist 1713-88 in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 341-342
Royal Society codeNA3466
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/4/132Letter, 'Dedicates his latest book to the Royal Society' from Rudolf Erich Raspe to George Parker20 September 1763
L&P/5/154Paper, 'De modo marmoris albi producedi [On the white marble produced]' by Rudolph Erich Raspe1770
EC/1768/28Raspe, Rudolf Eric: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/5/94Paper, 'Dissertatio epistolaris de ossibus et dentibus elephantum [Dissertation about the bones and teeth of elephants] by Rudolf Eric Raspe1769
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