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Authorised form of nameBaker; Henry (1698 - 1774); naturalist and poet
SurnameBaker
ForenamesHenry
Dates1698 - 1774
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Chancery Lane, London, England (08 May 1698)
Death:
The Strand, London (25 November 1774)
Burial:
Churchyard of St Mary-le-Strand?
ActivityProfession:
Bookseller; editor; therapist for deaf children
Research Field:
Microscopy; deafness
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
12/03/1741
Medals/Prizes:
Copley Medal 1744; founder of the Bakerian lecture
RelationshipsSon-in-law of Daniel Defoe, married (30 April 1729) Defoe's youngest daughter Sophia0
Published worksA Short History of Speech (1723), The Microscope made Easy (1743), Employment for the Microscope (1753), The Universe, a Poem intended to restrain the Pride of Man (1727)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
Marta Cavazza, 'The Institute of Science of Bologna and the Royal Society in the eighteenth century' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 3-25, plate
W Johnson, 'Richard Jack and Henry Baker, FRS, in the Late Summer of 1746' in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 225-231
G L E Turner, 'Henry Baker, FRS: Founder of the Bakerian Lecture' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 53-79, plate
Royal Society codeNA6218
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1740/27Baker, Henry: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/3/13Certificates from James Parsons and Henry Baker to the Royal Society18-19 December 1767
MM/11/48Extract from the Will of Henry Baker1774
IM/000193Baker, Henrynd
IM/000194Baker, Henry1994
IM/000192Baker, Henrynd
L&P/2/80Letter, 'Of the same meteor' from Henry Baker to Martin Folkes12 December 1750
L&P/2/583Letter, 'Of the smallpox' from Johannes Grashius to Henry Baker1755
L&P/2/577Letter, 'Of Dr Roger's meteorological observations' from Henry Miles to Henry Baker19 February 1755
L&P/4/414Letter, 'Of medicines for canine madness' from N M Wolfe to Henry Baker26 September 1767
L&P/2/144Letter, 'A dwarf and a child compared by David Erskine Baker' from William Arderon to Henry Baker11 May 1750
L&P/4/317Paper, 'Report on de Torre's miscroscope-glasses' by Henry Baker17 April 1766
L&P/1/349Letter, 'Concerning the Bologna bottles' from Guiseppe Lorenzo Bruni to Henry Baker22 November 1744
L&P/1/433/1Letter, 'Of the weaver's alarum [alarm]' from William Arderon to Henry Baker1745
L&P/2/156Letter, 'Accounts of aurora boreales lately seen' from Henry Baker to Martin Folkes18 June 1750
L&P/1/330Letter, 'Removal of a piece of iron wire 4 inches long from the bladder of a boy of 17, who recovered' from William Arderon to Henry Baker12 October 1744
L&P/1/376Letter, 'Of an extraordinary large elephant's tooth found at Munslet, Norfolk, over 11 lbs in weight' from Henry Baker to Martin Folkes26 March 1745
L&P/1/471Letter, 'Electrical observations' from Henry Miles to Henry Baker20 March 1746
L&P/2/145Letter, 'Of a noise in the air heard in Norwich' from Henry Baker to Martin Folkes14 June 1750
L&P/1/458Letter, 'Electrical observations' from Henry Miles to Henry Baker4 March 1746
L&P/1/208Letter, 'Of a book on reading in Dublin' from Thomas Walls to Henry Baker4 August 1743
L&P/2/473Paper, 'An account of Charles de Geer's memoirs towards a history of insects' by Henry Baker24 January 1754
L&P/1/85Letter, 'Concerning the case of the woman who continues to speak without a tongue; the case of Margaret Cutting' from Benjamin Beddington to Henry Baker10 April 1742
L&P/4/122Letter, 'Of an inundation' from William Arderon to Henry Baker9 November 1762
L&P/1/435Letter, 'On his election as FRS' from William Arderon to Henry Baker16 December 1745
L&P/1/151Paper, 'An account of the generation of seeds by Johann Daniel Schlichting' by Henry Baker1742
L&P/3/246Note, 'Concerning two specimens of silk-paper, now first made in England - one ream of each kind, by the desire of the Society of Arts' by Henry Baker12 May 1757
L&P/1/456Letter, 'Of an improved hygroscope' from William Arderon to Henry Baker15 February 1746
L&P/1/264Paper, 'Of the eye sucker' by Henry Baker8 March 1744
L&P/1/459Letter, 'On the water of bitter almonds' from Henry Baker to Martin Folkes6 March 1746
L&P/2/17Letter, 'Natural history observations' from William Arderon to Henry Baker17 November 1749
L&P/1/276Paper, 'Of a press for taking off medals' by Henry Baker1744
L&P/1/279Paper, 'An examination of the fetahered inola of a hen, shewn by Dr Stocke' by Henry Baker16 April 1744
L&P/1/234Paper, 'On a ploype dried' by Henry Baker 1743
L&P/1/234/1Paper, 'On a ploype dried' by Henry Baker 1743
L&P/1/264/1Paper, 'Of the eye sucker' by Henry Baker1744
L&P/1/276/1Letter, 'Of a press for taking off medals' from Henry Baker to the Royal Society1744
L&P/1/476/1Letter, 'Of the improvement of the weather-cord' from William Arderon to Henry Baker21 December 1745
L&P/1/306Paper, 'On the configuration of saline bodies' by Henry Baker1744
L&P/1/444Letter, 'On electricity' from Henry Miles to Henry Baker22 January 1746
L&P/2/131Letter, 'Of earthquakes on 4 May & 1 Jul 1747' from Henry Baker to Martin Folkes10 May 1750
L&P/2/497Letter, 'On Job Baster's meteorological observations for 1752 and 1753' from Henry Miles to Henry Baker21 March 1754
L&P/1/318Letter, 'Of certain strata near Norwich' from William Anderson to Henry Baker20 September 1744
L&P/1/441Letter, 'The author shows an Italian grain, from J Bruni - Meliga Rossa' from Henry Baker to Martin Folkes16 January 1746
L&P/4/209Letter, 'Of inscriptions on marble brought from the coast of Barbary' from John Wilkinson to Henry Baker29 March 1764
L&P/1/464Letter, 'Of a needle removed from the arm' from William Arderon to Henry Baker9 January 1746
L&P/1/469Letter, 'Of a case where waxed ticken escaped burning with other clothes destroyed' from R Lowell Badcock to Henry Baker17 March 1746
L&P/2/52aLetter, 'Of the earthquake in London of March 8 1749/50' from Henry Baker to Martin Folkes8 March 1750
L&P/1/390Letter, 'Of a looped belt foundat Reepham, Norfolk and of a Roman inscribed tripod found 14 miles from Turin owned byJ L Bruni' from Henry Baker to Martin Folkes8 May 1745
L&P/2/172Letter, 'Of the same earthquake' from P Doddridge to Henry Baker17 October 1750
L&P/2/371Paper, 'Of an inscription newly found at Bath' from Henry Baker4 July 1753
L&P/2/235Letter, 'Of a dwarf' from John Browning to Henry Baker12 September 1751
L&P/1/422/1Letter, 'The ancient Bridewell of Norwich; of an inscribed Roman metal plate found at Menteu, 14 miles from Turin & of a vast bone in Norwich' from Henry Baker to Martin Folkes30 October 1745
L&P/1/422Paper, 'The ancient Bridewell of Norwich; of an inscribed Roman metal plate found at Menteu, 14 miles from Turin & of a vast bone in Norwich' by Henry Baker30 October 1745
L&P/1/426Letter, 'Sinking of the ground at Horseford, Norfolk' from William Arderon to Henry Baker1745
L&P/1/437Letter, 'Of Philip Williams water-wheel' from William Arderon to Henry Baker1745
L&P/2/362Paper, 'Of Cornish gold' by Henry Baker20 June 1753
L&P/3/108Paper, 'Of recent earthquakes' from Guiseppe Lorenzo Bruni to Henry Baker19 February 1756
L&P/2/36Letter, 'Of the earthquake felt in London' from Henry Baker to Martin Folkes8 February 1750
L&P/2/117Letter, 'A specimen of Orbis piscis enchinatus' from Henry Baker to Martin Folkes26 April 1750
L&P/2/143Letter, 'Of a Dutch dwarf' from Henry Baker to Martin Folkes13 June 1750
L&P/2/460Letter, 'Of a supposed worm from the urethra' from Charles Morton to Henry Baker4 October 1753
L&P/2/529Letter, 'On Pieter Gabry's meteorological tables' from Henry Miles to Henry Baker15 May 1754
L&P/3/204Letter, 'Earthquake at Norwich, 10 Jan 1757' from William Anderson to Henry Baker13 January 1757
L&P/4/80Letter, 'Of corals' from John Stevens to Henry Baker2 May 1761
L&P/4/116Paper, 'Of the laid wheat eaten by the sufferers in the Wrathisham case' by Henry Baker and James Bones16 May 1762
L&P/3/91Letter, 'Earthquake of Nov 1, as observed at Greenock' from James Miller to Henry Baker8 January 1756
L&P/3/257Letter, 'Of the effects of prickly pear and of indigo in colouring the juices of living animals' from Alexander Garden to Henry Baker23 June 1757
L&P/4/64Paper, 'Of certain undescribed worms' by Henry Baker2 April 1761
L&P/3/364Letter, 'Of meteorological observations by Richard Brooke in Maryland' from Henry Baker to George Parker1759
L&P/2/560Paper, 'Of a distempered skin' by Henry Baker1754
L&P/3/320Letter, 'Of the productions of South California' from Alexander Garden to Henry Baker5 April 1758
L&P/5/32Letter, 'Of the winter in Warsaw' from N M Wolfe to Henry Baker15 April 1768
L&P/3/259Letter, 'Reasons why the dropsy is frequently incurable' from Johannes Grashius to Henry Baker1757
L&P/3/203Paper, 'Of the strange effects of some effervescent mixtures' from James Mounsey to Henry Baker20 September 1756
L&P/3/381Paper, 'Of fossil starfish in 'granate' from Antigua' by Henry Baker3 May 1759
L&P/3/398Letter, 'Of the late comet' from Alexander Garden to Henry Baker10 May 1759
L&P/4/55Letter, 'Thermometric observations' from Comte de Saluces to Henry Baker17 September 1760
L&P/3/361Letter, 'Of the thunderstorm at Norwich on 13 July 1758' from William Arderon to Henry Baker3 August 1758
L&P/3/326Letter, 'Experiments on a piece of iron 88 years on the spire of Norwich Cathedral in a vertical position not magnetic; of a sub-lingual concretion; of a solar halo and mock Sun' from William Arderon to Henry Baker25 March 1758
L&P/4/198Letter, 'Of Polish cochineal' from N M Wolfe to Henry Baker1764
L&P/4/69Letter, 'On corals' from William Stukeley to Henry Baker15 April 1761
L&P/4/118Letter, 'Of experiments on absorption of air in burning' from Comte de Saluces to Henry Baker1 July 1761
L&P/4/374Letter, 'Of three cures by electricity' from John Wyatt to Henry Baker1767
L&P/4/241Memorandum, 'Henry Baker presents a monstrous Siberian lamb to the Royal Society'1765
L&P/4/237Paper, 'A leaf of the true rhubarb, raised from seed in Siberia' by Henry Baker13 December 1764
L&P/5/81Letter, 'Earthquake at Macao and account of monkeys without tails found in the interior part of Bengal' from Stephen De Visme to Henry Baker7 January 1768
L&P/1/329Letter, 'Of two water-insects susceptible, like the fresh-water polype, of mutiplication by section' from William Arderon to Henry Baker12 February 1744
IM/005337Baker, Henrynd
IM/000191Baker, Henrynd
MOB/042Compound microscope by William Caryc.1810
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