Authorised form of nameSlare; Frederick (c1647 - 1727); chemist and physician
Other forms of surnameSlear
Datesc1647 - 1727
Place of birthNorthamptonshire, England, Europe
Date of birthc 1647
Date of death12 September 1727
Dates and placesBaptism:
Old, Northamptonshire, England, Europe (early 1648)
In the cemetery adjoining Greenwich churchyard, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe
Research fieldChemistry
Utrecht; MD (1679); Incorporated at Oxford (1680); Incorporated at Cambridge (1681)
Worked under Robert Boyle (FRS 1663) as an amanuensis and in his laboratory (1670s); Practised in London; retired to Bath (1715)
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (1685); Society for the Propagation of the Gospel
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election16/12/1680
ProposerTheodore Haak
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council 1682, 1684, 1687-1688, 1690, 1693, 1699; Chemistry Curator (1683)
Other Royal Society activityDemonstrated his experiments with phosphorous substances (1683; 1685);
Had a variety of papers on chemistry published in the 'Philosophical Transactions' (1680s-1690s)
RelationshipsParents: Frederick Schloer and Anna Malory
Siblings: Jane Slare
Additional relatives: father's cousin Theodore Haak (FRS 1663)
Published worksRCN: R63781
RCN: R63778
General contextSlare's work with Robert Boyle (FRS 1663) involved phosphorescent substances, contributing to Boyle's publication on the matter in 1680. His particular research focus was the application of chemical theory to physiology and medicine and he also showed an interest in the therapeutic effects of mineral waters. His book 'An Account of the Pyrmont Waters' (1717) was written on this topic.

Slare was a member of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG). SPG was formed in 1701 and was a Church of England missionary organisation aiming to establish new churches in colonised regions, limiting the influence of, for example, Quakers and converting Native Americans and free and enslaved Africans and African Americans to Christianity.
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Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Hunter; Foster; Innes Smith; ODNB
Boas Hall, M. 1992. 'Frederick Slare, FRS (1648-1727), in Notes and Records, vol. 46, pp. 23-41
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA4607
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/S2/40Frederick Slare to Hans Sloanend
RBO/7/45'An Account of a Ruminateing Man lately liveing at Bristol' given to the Royal Society by Frederick Slarend
RBO/7/66Tables showing the numbers of marriages, christenings, burials in 1695 in Frankfurt on the Maine by Frederick Slare1695
RBO/6/83'Dr Slare's Observations about the Smelling Water at Hogsdon'1685
RBO/6/1'A Discourse about the Calculus Humanus' made by Frederick Slare12 December 1683
RBO/6/7'Experiments about Freezing' by Frederick Slarend
RBO/6/84Account by Frederick Slare1685
RBO/6/82'A short Account of some Experiments made with Saliva Humana' by Frederick Slare18 November 1685
CLP/23ii/71Letter, from Dr [Frederick] Slare7 June 1727
RBO/6/61'Dr Slare's Discovery of an uncommon Concrete found in the Distillation of Vegetables'25 February 1684
IM/004216Slare, Frederick1995
LBO/16/33Copy letter from Frederick Slare, Bath, to Hans Sloane10 February 1713/1714
LBO/15/10Copyletter from Frederick Slare, Bath, to Hans Sloane15 June 1713
CLP/22i/27Paper, Account of 'Chrysaejae magister' by Frederick Slare17th century
CLP/11ii/12Paper, 'Remarks lately publish'd in Germany by an anonimous [sic] author concerning Pyrmont waters in answer to a treatise wrote by Dr Slare' by unknown author1726
RBO/6/81'Dr Slare Experiments made on the Mineral Kobalt in Order to the discovering the Nature of Zaffer'15 July 1685
CLP/11i/24Paper, regarding a chemical analysis of urine of a healthy man by Dr [Frederick] Slare[1683]
CLP/11i/25Paper, 'Experiments' by Dr [Frederick] Slare[1683]
CLP/9i/37Paper, 'Experiments of Dr Slare' by [Frederick] Slare25 April 1683
CLP/9i/38Paper, 'Experiments of Irish slate' by Dr [Frederick] Slare1680s
CLP/4i/46Paper, 'Experiments about freezing' read by Dr [Frederick] Slare26 March 1684
CLP/11i/34Paper, 'A short account of some experiments made with saliva humana' by Frederick Slare[1680s]
CLP/11i/29/1Manuscript, 'Of vegetable salts' by Dr [Frederick] Slare[1685]
CLP/11i/23Paper, 'The analogy betwixt lightning and the phosphorus under water' by Dr [Frederick] Slarend
CLP/11i/29/2Plate, uncommon concrete by [Frederick Slare][1685]
CLP/11i/29Paper, 'Of vegetable salts' by Dr [Frederick] Slare[1685]
CLP/11i/26Paper, 'About the volatile salt of humn [human] blood and the bark' by Dr [Frederick] Slare[1683]
CLP/11i/30Paper, 'The qualifications necessary to make a body volatile taken out of Mr [Robert] Boyle's mechanical origine of volatility' by Dr [Frederick] Slare[1680s]
CLP/11i/33Paper, 'A farther triall of the said stones by chymicall distillation' by [Frederick Slare][1687]
CLP/11i/35Paper, 'On the zaffora' by Frederick Slare[1685]
EL/F2/5George Francus, dated at Wittenberg, to Frederick Slare1694
CLP/11i/32Paper, 'A short examen of the stones sent the R [Royal] Society from Boarne, whereof an account is given in the last Transaction' by Frederick Slare[1686]
CLP/11i/22Paper, 'Of oyl of vitr [vitriol]' by Dr [Frederick] Slare1683
EL/S2/37Frederick Slare, dated at Bath, to Hans Sloane10 February 1714
EL/S2/36Frederick Slare, dated at Bath, to Hans Sloane15 June 1713
EL/W3/61Wincler, Chief Physician to the Prince Palatine, to Frederick Slare22 December 1682
CLP/11i/39Paper, 'An experiment made before the President and fellows of the Royal Society in which a surprizeing change of color from a pale transparent or clear liquor to a very blew ceruleous one was exhibited, and that in an instant, by the admission of aire only: applyd to illustrate some changes of colour, and other effects on the blood of respiring animals' by Fr [Frederick] Slare[1693]
RBO/6/11Experiments by Frederick Slare 28 March 1683
CLP/15i/42Paper, 'An account of an upupa, or hoopoe' by Dr [Frederick] Slare September 1691
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