Record

Authorised form of namePorter; Sir; James (1710 - 1776)
Dates1710 - 1776
NationalityBritish
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Date of birth1710
Place of deathGreat Marlborough Street, London
Date of death09 December 1776
OccupationDiplomat
Research fieldMathematics
ActivityCareer:
Apprentice in a business house in London; studied mathematics in his spare time; was introduced to Lord Carteret and was employed by him on continental commerce missions; Ambassador, Constantinople (1746-1762); Minister Plenipotentiary, Brussels (1763); resigned and returned to England (1765); declined the Presidency of the Royal Society
Honours:
Kt 1763
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election11/05/1749
RelationshipsSon of La Roche, Captain of Horse under James II, who took the name of Porter
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Raymond Phineas Stearns, 'Fellows of the Royal Society in North Africa and the Levant, 1662-1800' in NR 1954-55 vol 11 pp 75-90
Royal Society codeNA5498
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/3/9Letter, 'Matters observed at Constantinople' from James Porter to Caspar Wetstein15 February 1755
L&P/3/11Letter, 'Of earthquakes at Constantinople' from James Porter to Caspar Wetstein1755
L&P/4/192Paper, 'Of the plague at Constantinople' from Mordach Mackenzie to James Porter1764
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView