Authorised form of nameMaty; Matthew (1718 - 1776)
Other forms of nameMathew
Dates1718 - 1776
Place of birthMontfort, near Utrecht, Netherlands
Date of birth17 May 1718
Date of death02 July 1776
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election19/12/1751
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
For Sec 1762-1766; Sec 1765-1776
RelationshipsFather of Paul Henry Maty (FRS 1771)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
David Philip Miller, 'The "Hardwicke Circle": the Whig Supremacy and its Demise in the 18th-Century Royal Society' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 73-91
A E Gunther, 'The Royal Society and the Foundation of the British Museum, 1753-1781' in NR 1978-9 vol 33 pp 207-216
Sir Gavin de Beer and R M Turton, 'John Turton, FRS, 1735-1806' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 77-97
A D Atkinson, 'Dr Johnson and the Royal Society' in NR 1953 vol 10 pp 131-138
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA4514
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AB/1/2/1/108Mr Maty's minutes of the audit1767
MM/3/71Letter from John Boddington, Office of Ordnance, to the Secretary of the Royal Society1 July 1772
MM/4/85Letter from John Boddington, Office of Ordnance, to Matthew Maty, Secretary, Royal Society15 December 1773
MM/4/83Letter from John Boddington, Office of Ordnance, to Matthew Maty, Secretary, Royal Society24 August 1773
IM/003021Maty, Matthewnd
MM/5/39Memorial from the Royal Society to King George III concerning the Transit of Venus of 1769c.1768
L&P/5/324Letter, 'Of certain chestnut-woods in Kent - controversy with Daines Barrington' from John Thorpe to Matthew Maty29 October 1772
L&P/6/17Letter, 'Of a hydraluric patent engine' from Christopher Gullett to Matthew Maty15 November 1773
L&P/6/181Letter, 'Of iron ore in Siberia' from Peter Simon Pallas to Matthew Maty6 November 1775
L&P/5/149Letter, 'Of a camelopardis found about the Cape of Good Hope' from Philip Carteret to Matthew Maty20 April 1769
L&P/5/214Letter, 'Of Mount Vesuvius' from William Hamilton to Matthew Maty1 January 1771
L&P/4/329Letter, 'Of the second comet of 1766 - ephemeris calculates for May and June' from Jean Hyacinthe de Magellan and Charles Messier to Matthew Maty12 May 1766
L&P/3/29Letter, 'Inoculation of small pox' from Charles Maria de la Condamine to Matthew Maty17 April 1755
L&P/5/4Letter, 'Ascent of Vesuvius, January 24' from unknown author to Matthew Maty25 January 1768
L&P/4/413Letter, 'Of elephants teeth' from Peter Collinson to Matthew Maty19 November 1767
L&P/5/265Letter, 'Configuration in a bottle' from James Ferguson to Matthew Maty19 December 1771
L&P/4/368Letter, 'A narrative of the discovery of the Patagonias on the Easterly point of South America' from Matthew Maty10 February 1767
L&P/5/25Letter, 'Biblical chronology' from Antoine Gebelin to James Hutton1768
L&P/5/74Letter, 'Origin of a natural paper' from John Strange to Matthew Maty1769
L&P/5/266Letter, 'Account of an uncommon bird from Malacca' from James Badenach to Matthew Maty13 October 1771
L&P/5/230Letter, 'Concerning the new comet' from J H Magalhaens to Matthew Maty13 April 1771
L&P/5/50Letter, 'Of the heat in Rome August 1768' from James Byres to Matthew Maty27 August 1768
L&P/4/342Letter, 'Offers premium for optical glass' from Cesar Francois Cassini de Thury to Matthew Maty21 June 1766
L&P/5/234Letter, 'Description of two new tortoises' from Thomas Pennant to Mathew Maty1771
L&P/5/235Letter, 'Of Mr Wirz's machine for raising water' from R Valltravers to Matthew Maty24 April 1771
L&P/5/85Letter, 'Of the medicinal virtue of the bark of the wild cabbage tree of Jamaica' from Donald Monro to Matthew Maty24 January 1769
L&P/5/95Letter, 'Thanks for presenting his work to the Royal Society' from Lazzaro Spallanzani to Matthew Maty1769
L&P/5/148Letter, 'A journey to Mount Etna' from William Hamilton to Matthew Maty17 October 1769
L&P/4/389Letter, 'De ponte Agrippinense [The Agrippinense bridge]' from Clifton Wintringham to Matthew Maty6 April 1767
L&P/5/155Letter, 'Of the supposed change in the Italian climate' from William Hamilton to Matthew Maty17 October 1769
L&P/5/278Letter, 'Celestial phenomena' from John Hyacinth de Magellan to Matthew Maty14 November 1771
L&P/5/152/1Letters, 'Of bones in the rock of Gibraltar' from John Boddington to William Hunter and from William Hunter to Matthew Maty1770
L&P/3/332Letter, 'Of a diseased eye' from Daniel Peter Layard to Matthew Maty20 May 1758
L&P/5/65Letter, 'The writer claims priority over Dr Monro, as having injected the lacteals of a tortoise 5 years ago' from William Hewson to Matthew Maty10 January 1769
L&P/6/72Letter, 'On the atmosphere' from James Ferguson to Matthew Maty24 November 1774
L&P/6/254Paper, 'Of the illness and death of Mr Maty' by William Hunter and Henry Watson1777
MM/4/87Letter from John Boddington, Office of Ordnance, to Matthew Maty, Secretary, Royal Society19 January 1774
L&P/5/1Letters, 'The approaching transit of Venus (includes copy of letter from the Empress Catherine to Count Orlow from Moscow)' from James Short to Matthew Maty14 January 1768
L&P/5/48Paper, 'Account of a new map of the River Volga' by Johann Reinhold Forster to Matthew Maty21 October 1768
L&P/5/299Letter, 'On the effects of elder in preserving growing plants from insects' from Christopher Gullett to Matthew Maty1 August 1771
L&P/5/320Letter, 'Experiment with a black-bulb thermometer' from Richard Watson to Matthew Maty18 September 1772
IM/003022Maty, Matthewnd
EC/1751/11Maty, Matthew: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/5/100Letter, 'Of the computation of the Sun's distance from the earth by the theory of gravity' from Samuel Horsley to Matthew Maty5 May 1769
AP/4/6aUnpublished letter, on an expedition for daughters from M [Matthew] Maty to Rev Sir [Richard Penneck][1770s]
L&P/5/71Letter, 'Of Mount Vesuvius' from William Hamilton to Matthew Maty4 October 1768
L&P/5/18Letter, 'On the good effects of quasi root in some fevers' from Donald Monro and James Farley to Matthew Maty1768
L&P/5/229Letter, 'Of the cold in Cambridge' from Richard Watson to Matthew Maty21 March 1771
L&P/5/21Paper, 'Of determining the solar parallax from the last transit of Venus' from Anders Planman to Matthew Maty18 December 1767
L&P/5/206Letter, 'Of the soil of Naples and the neighbourhood' from William Hamilton to Matthew Maty16 October 1770
L&P/5/43Letter, 'Of a Punic coin from Gozo; of an inedited Punic coin' from John Swinton to Matthew Maty12 November 1768
L&P/5/198Letter, 'Of a meteor seen at Oxford' from John Swinton to Matthew Maty27 September 1770
L&P/5/213Letter, 'Of the manner in which the Chinese heat their rooms' by Stephen de Vismes and Gramont to Matthew Maty22 October 1769
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