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
RBO/6/82'A short Account of some Experiments made with Saliva Humana' by Frederick Slare18 November 1685
RBO/6/84Account by Frederick Slare1685
RBO/7/66Tables showing the numbers of marriages, christenings, burials in 1695 in Frankfurt on the Maine by Frederick Slare1695
RBO/6/7'Experiments about Freezing' by Frederick Slarend
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/9i/38Paper, 'Experiments of Irish slate' by Dr [Frederick] Slare1680s
CLP/23ii/71Letter, from Dr [Frederick] Slare7 June 1727
CLP/22i/27Paper, Account of 'Chrysaejae magister' by Frederick Slare17th century
CLP/9i/37Paper, 'Experiments of Dr Slare' by [Frederick] Slare25 April 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]
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/29Paper, 'Of vegetable salts' by Dr [Frederick] Slare[1685]
CLP/11i/33Paper, 'A farther triall of the said stones by chymicall distillation' by [Frederick Slare][1687]
CLP/11i/26Paper, 'About the volatile salt of humn [human] blood and the bark' by Dr [Frederick] Slare[1683]
CLP/11i/35Paper, 'On the zaffora' by Frederick Slare[1685]
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/4i/46Paper, 'Experiments about freezing' read by Dr [Frederick] Slare26 March 1684
EL/S2/37Letter, from Frederick Slare to Hans Sloane, dated at Bath10 February 1714
CLP/11i/25Paper, 'Experiments' by Dr [Frederick] Slare[1683]
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/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]
CLP/11i/29/2Plate, uncommon concrete by [Frederick Slare][1685]
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
CLP/11i/34Paper, 'A short account of some experiments made with saliva humana' by Frederick Slare[1680s]
CLP/15i/42Paper, 'An account of an upupa, or hoopoe' by Dr [Frederick] Slare September 1691
EL/F2/5Letter, from George Francus to Frederick Slare, dated at Wittenberg1694
EL/W3/61Letter, from Wincler to Frederick Slare22 December 1682
EL/S2/38Paper, an Examen of the Chalybeat or spa water, called by the Germans Acid or Sowre Brunns, or fountains but proved to be of the contrary nature that is Alkalis by Frederick Slare1713
EL/S2/36Letter, from Frederick Slare to Hans Sloane, dated at Bath15 June 1713
EL/S2/40Letter, from Frederick Slare to Hans Sloanend
RBO/6/11Experiments by Frederick Slare 28 March 1683
CLP/11i/22Paper, 'Of oyl of vitr [vitriol]' by Dr [Frederick] Slare1683
CLP/11i/24Paper, regarding a chemical analysis of urine of a healthy man by Dr [Frederick] Slare[1683]
RBO/6/1'A Discourse about the Calculus Humanus' made by Frederick Slare12 December 1683
RBO/6/83'Dr Slare's Observations about the Smelling Water at Hogsdon'1685
RBO/7/45'An Account of a Ruminateing Man lately liveing at Bristol' given to the Royal Society by Frederick Slarend
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