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Authorised form of nameHutton; Charles (1737 - 1823)
Dates1737 - 1823
NationalityBritish
Place of birthPercy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
Date of birth14 August 1737
Place of deathLondon
Date of death27 January 1823
Dates and placesBurial:
The family vault at Charlton, Kent
OccupationMathematician
Research fieldMathematics
ActivityCareer:
Hewer in a coal pit, Long Benton; became a teacher; opened a mathematical school, Newcastle (1760), where John Scott (FRS 1793) was one of his pupils; undertook additional private coaching; Professor of Mathematics, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich (1773); resigned Professorship (1809); retired to Bedford Row, London
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election16/06/1774
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
For Sec 1779-1784
Medals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1778
RelationshipsYoungest son of a colliery labourer
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
Anthony Hall-Patch, 'Charles Blacker Vignoles, FRS' in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 233-242
W Johnson, 'Benjamin Robins, FRS (1707-1751): New Details of His Life' in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 235-252
A W Skempton, 'The Publication of Smeaton's Reports' in NR 1971 vol 26 pp 135-155
Sir Gavin de Beer and R M Turton, 'John Turton, FRS, 1735-1806' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 77-97
J L Heilbron, 'Information technology. Encyclopaedic visions. Scientific dictionaries and the Enlightenment culture by R Yeo' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 111-112
A McConnell, 'All guns blazing. <i>Collected works on Benjamin Robins and Charles Hutton</i>, by W Johnson' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 102-103
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/76145857807823020140
Royal Society codeNA6230
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/1/42Extract from the minutes of the Council of the Royal Society, 1783-17841784
MM/1/41Extracts from the minutes of the Council of the Royal Society and the Journal Book of the Society, 1783-17841784
MM/1/48Draft notes made by Sir Joseph Banks1783-1784
MM/1/34Copy of a Resolution from twelve Fellows of the Royal Society, recommending the reinstatement of Dr Charles Hutton as Foreign Secretary29 January 1784
MM/1/46Draft notes made by Sir Joseph Banksc.1784
MM/1/43Extract from the Journal Book of the Royal Society1783
MM/1/47Draft notes made by Sir Joseph Banks1783-1784
MM/1/45Copy of an anonymous letter to the 'Morning Post'2 January 1784
MM/1/33Letter from Sir Joseph Banks, Soho Square29 March 1784
MM/15/4Copy of notes on determining the heights of mountains by the barometer, by Nevil Maskelyne and Charles Huttonc. late 18th century
MM/1/29Statement from the Council of the Royal Society about Dr Charles Hutton, Foreign Secretaryc.1783
MM/1/32Further notes by Sir Joseph Banks on the dispute in the Royal Society re Dr Charles Hutton5 March [1784]
MM/1/31Further notes by Sir Joseph Banks on the dispute in the Royal Society re Dr Charles Huttonc.1784
MM/22/10Letter from John J Bennett, British Museum16 November 1839
MM/1/35Copy of a Resolution from Nine Fellows of the Royal Society, deprecating Presidential influence in the election of Fellowsc.1784
IM/002330Hutton, Charlesnd
IM/002331Hutton, Charles2001
L&P/7/1/1Paper, 'The force of fired gunpowder and the velocities of cannon-balls' by Charles Hutton1778
L&P/7/1/2Plate, 'The force of fired gunpowder and the velocities of cannon-balls' by Charles Hutton1778
L&P/7/1Paper, 'The force of fired gunpowder and the velocities of cannon-balls' by Charles Hutton1778
L&P/7/44Paper, 'Calculations from the survey and measures taken at Schiehallion in order to ascertain the mean density of the Earth' by Charles Hutton27 April 1778
L&P/7/165Paper, 'On cubic equations and infinite series' by Charles Hutton1790
L&P/8/47Letter, 'Project for a new division of the quadrant' from Charles Hutton to Nevil Maskelyne12 August 1782
L&P/7/120Letter, 'Calculations to determine at what point on the side of a hill its attraction will be greatest' from Charles Hutton to Nevil Maskelyne21 September 1779
MM/1/30Notes by Sir Joseph Banks on the dispute in the Royal Society re Dr Charles Hutton8 January 1784
EC/1774/18Hutton, Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/1/40Report from the Committee re the Foreign Secretaryship of the Royal Society17 December 1783
PT/15/19Paper, 'On the mean density of the earth' by Dr Charles Hutton17 March 1821
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