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Authorised form of nameWinthrop; John (1714 - 1779)
SurnameWinthrop
ForenamesJohn
Dates1714 - 1779
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Boston, Massachusetts (19 December 1714)
Death:
Cambridge, Massachusetts (03 May 1779)
Burial:
Old King's Chapel burying ground, Boston, Massachusetts
ActivityResearch Field:
Physics
Career:
Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Harvard College, Boston
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
20/02/1766
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DAB
References:
Frank R Freemon, 'American Colonial Scientists Who Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society' in NR 1984-85 vol 39 pp 191-206
P Fontes da Costa, 'The Culture of Curiosity at The Royal Society in the first half of the eighteenth century', NR 2002 vo l56 pp 147-166
Notes:
Note on election certificate: Benj: Franklin signed a Bond for him for his contributions & paid his admission fee in November 1767
Royal Society codeNA4933
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/15/34"A List of Curiosities from New England and the parts adjoining, presented to the Royal Society by John Winthrop Esqr FRS June 27 1734"1734
L&P/1/368Paper, 'Of the bones of a foetus coming away by the anus' by John Still Winthrop1745
L&P/3/201Letter, 'Of the earthquake of 18 Nov 1755 in New England' from John Winthrop to Thomas Birch10 January 1756
L&P/6/119Paper, 'Rock inscription near Boston, Massachusetts' by John Winthrop14 November 1774
L&P/4/37Letter, 'Of a meteor; and of a whirlwind' from John Winthrop to Thomas Birch 30 July 1759
L&P/4/375Paper, 'Congitata de cometis' by John Winthrop1767
L&P/5/169Letter, 'Of the transit of Venus and the aberration of light' from John Winthrop to Benjamin Franklin6 September 1769
L&P/5/205Letter, 'Observation of the transit of Mercury, giving times observed by J Winthrop' from Benjamin Franklin to Nevil Maskelyne12 February 1770
L&P/6/21aPaper, 'Remarks on a passage in Castiglione's life of Newton' by John Winthrop4 March 1773
EC/1765/28Winthrop, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/391/108Bond of John Winthrop to the Treasurer of the Royal Society11 December 1766
L&P/5/141Letter, 'The transit of Mercury' from John Winthrop to Nathaniel Bliss20 June 1763
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