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Authorised form of nameRoget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869)
SurnameRoget
ForenamesPeter Mark
Dates1779 - 1869
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Broad Street, Soho, London, England (18 January 1779)
Death:
West Malvern, Worcestershire (12 September 1869)
ActivityEducation:
Edinburgh University. MD (1798)
Career:
Worked at the Public Dispensary, London and at St George's Hospital; travelled on the continent as a tutor and was taken prisoner by the French; settled in Manchester (1804); Physician, Manchester Infirmary; went to London (1808); Fullerian Professor, Royal Institution, nominated by John Fuller, the chair's founder; lectured at the Windmill Street School; appointed by the Government to take charge of the inmates of the Millbank Penitentiary (1823); author of a Bridgewater treatise; published his Thesaurus (1852); resigned from Secretaryship of RS (1848); become deaf in old age
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
16/03/1815
Council:
Sec 1827-1848; VP 1849-1850
RelationshipsSon of Rev John Roget, of Geneva; grand nephew of Isaac Romilly (FRS 1757)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1869-1870 vol 18 pp xxviii-xl
References:
Diana E Manuel, 'Marshall Hall, FRS (1790-1857), A Conspectus of His Life and Work' in NR 1980 vol 35 pp 135-166
W H Brock, 'The Selection of the Authors of the Bridgewater Treatises' in NR 1966 vol 21 pp 162-179, plate
Stephen G Brush, 'The Royal Society's First Rejection of the Kinetic Theory of Gases (1821), John Herapath versus Humphry Davy' in NR 1963 vol 18 pp 161-180
Alex D D Craik, 'James Ivory's last papers on the 'Figure of the Earth' (with biographical additions) in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 187-204
K K Schwarz, 'Faraday and Babbage' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp367-381
Royal Society codeNA6616
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/20/13Paper on the equality of angles of a Triangle 1836
DM/1/97Letter from Richard Taylor, Red Lion Court, to P M Roget1831
MM/12/31Summary of correspondence etc about Anthony Panizzi and the disputed catalogue, 1832-1834, by P M Roget1837
AP/25/2On the action of certain inorganic compounds, when introduced directly into the blood1841
IM/003871Roget, Peter Marknd
AP/25/5A New Theory of Physics, with its application to important phenomena hitherto considered as ultimate Facts1841
DM/2/59Letter from J Forshall, British Museum Trust, to P M Roget12 June 1830
AP/31/16On the Aurora Borealis which occured on the evening of Friday 17th November 18481849
AP/23/1On the difference of colour in different parts of the bodies of Animals1839
DM/1/15Letter from Francis Beaufort, Admiralty, to P M Roget7 March 1831
DM/4/110Letter from Charles Rumker, Hamburg, to P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society22 February 1831
IM/Maull/003869Roget, Peter Marknd
DM/4/104Letter from Davies Gilbert, President, Royal Society to P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Societyc.1830
AP/10/4Hour Lines of the Ancients18 July 1830
DM/1/118Letter from Arthur Ryland, Dick's Hotel, Fleet Street, to P M Roget31 May 1838
DM/2/84Letter from J Forshall, British Museum, to P M Roget16 September 1831
MM/12/10Letter from P M Roget, Bernard Street, to J W Lubbock6 July 1835
MM/10/179A formula for 'the law of decrease of heat in the atmosphere as we ascend above the surface of the earth' by James D Forbes1 July 1834
MM/12/18Letter from P M Roget, Bernard Street, to Anthony Pannizzi13 July 1836
DM/2/53Letter from Payne & Foss, Pall Mall, to P M Roget5 July 1839
MM/12/14Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to P M Roget8 July 1836
MM/12/62Letter from W E Shuckard, Royal Society Library, to P M Roget24 November 1840
DM/2/49Letter from J Forshall, British Museum Trustees, to P M Roget12 May 1828
MM/11/157Letter from the Rev W C Cotton, Oxford and Cambridge Club, to P M Roget12 October 1841
MM/13/125Letter from J W Lubbock to P M Roget17 February 1854
MM/10/174'General Results of Experiments on the Polarisation of Light', by David Brewster30 November 1829
MM/12/9Letter from P M Roget, Bernard Street, to Richard Taylor2 July 1835
MM/12/20Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to P M Roget14 July 1836
MM/10/175'On the Polarisation of Light by Metals', by David Brewster9 January 1830
MM/12/15Letter from P M Roget, Bernard Street, to Anthony Panizzi9 July 1836
MM/12/51Letter from P M Roget, Bernard Street, to Anthony Panizzi11 March 1839
MM/12/22Copy of a letter from P M Roget, Bernard Street, to Anthony Panizzi16 July 1836
MM/11/143Letter from Captain HD Trotter to P M Roget17 January 1840
MM/12/7Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to P M Roget1 June 1835
MM/12/39Letter from P M Roget, Royal Society, to Anthony Panizzi12 December 1838
MM/12/1Copy of Resolution by the Council of the Royal Society, by P M Roget25 October 1832
MM/12/35Letter from Francis Baily to P M Roget6 December 1837
MM/12/40Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to P M Roget15 December 1838
MM/12/19Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to P M Roget14 July 1836
MM/12/48Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to P M Roget14 February 1839
MM/12/33Draft of a reply to Anthony Panizzi's pamphlet, by P M Roget27 November 1837
MM/12/17Letter from P M Roget, Bernard Street, to Anthony Panizzi13 July 1836
MM/13/124Letter from Edward Sabine, Royal Society, to P M Roget17 February 1854
DM/2/62Copy of a letter from P M Roget, Royal Society, to J Forshall, British Museum21 June 1830
AP/18/4Narrative of the Proceedings of Commander Thomas Dickinson of His Majesty's Sloop Lightning which employed in the Enterprise for the recovery of the Public Stores and other Property sunk in His Majesty's late Frigate "Thetis" on the SW side of the Island of Cape Frio1834
MM/16/151Letter from P M Roget, Bernard Street, to Sir John Herschel3 June 1842
DM/2/86Copy of a letter from P M Roget, Royal Society, to J Forshall, British Museum26 October 1831
MM/12/16Letter from Anthony Panizzi, 2 Compton Street East, to P M Roget10 July 1836
DM/1/30Letter from William Whewell, Trinity College, Cambridge, to P M Roget21 March 1831
DM/2/47Letter from P M Roget, Royal Society, to British Museum24 April 1828
DM/1/26Draft of a letter from P M Roget18 March 1831
AP/23/13On the markings of Eelback Dun variety of the Horse common in Scotland11 May 1839
DM/2/52Minutes of meetings of the Arundel Manuscripts Committee1829
DM/2/67Minutes of a meeting of the Arundel Manuscripts Committee23 December 1830
AP/26/4On the general and minute structure of the Spleen in Man and other animals
DM/2/40BLetter from WJ Broderip, 20 Bedford Street, to P M Roget6 May 1828
DM/1/120Letter from Arthur Ryland, Birmingham, to P M Roget5 March 1841
DM/1/117Letter from Arthur Ryland, Birmingham, to P M Roget27 February 1838
DM/2/68Printed circular letter from P M Roget1830
DM/4/143Letter from J F W Herschel, Slough, to P M Roget23 February 1831
DM/4/127Letter from John Barrow, Admiralty, to P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society30 December 1828
DM/1/22Letter from Robert Brown, Dean Street, to P M Roget10 March 1831
AP/26/6On the Comet seen at Pisa21 March 1843
DM/2/58Letter from P M Roget to Henry Ellis19 May 1830
MM/12/8Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to P M Roget2 June 1835
DM/2/50Draft of a letter from P M Roget, Royal Society28 December 1828
AP/23/41The Terrosesquicyanuret of Potassium 10 January 1840
DM/2/55Draft of a letter from P M Roget to the British Museum7 July 1829
DM/2/77Copy of letter from P M Roget, Royal Society, to Henry Ellis29 July 1831
DM/2/65Letter from H Ellis, British Museum, to P M Roget16 August 1830
DM/2/64Letter from J Forshall, British Museum, to P M Roget1830
DM/4/100Draft of a letter from P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society, to Charles RumkerJuly 1830
DM/2/66Letter from Davies Gilbert to P M Roget14 December 1829
DM/3/66Letter from Bontemps, Myddleton Square, to P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society, 28 December 1828
AP/28/8On Magnetic Variation August 1846
DM/4/64Letter from JA Lloyd to P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society13 January 1831
AP/17/12A relation of the Thomas Hardy Kirman with remarks on corpulence27 February 1833
DM/2/54Letter from Payne & Foss, Pall Mall, to P M Roget5 July 1839
DM/4/99Letter from Charles Rumker to P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society10 July 1830
DM/1/4Letter from J F W Herschel, Slough, to P M Roget5 March 1831
AP/17/11Respiratory Organs of the Common LeechJune1833
AP/27/4An Account of a Slight shock of an Earthquake felt in the Channel Islands 5 January 1844
AP/28/15On the Muscularity of the IrisDecember 1845
AP/23/14Apercu sue une maniere nouvelle d'envisager la theorie crystallographique ('Sketch of a new manner of considering the theory of crystallography...)January 1839
DM/1/24Draft of a letter from P M Roget to Francis Beaufort14 March 1831
AP/28/16On the process of Etching or Engraving by means of Voltaic Electricity 7 January 1846
AP/21/10A few Remarks on the Helm Wind28 November 1836
DM/2/39Report of the Lottery Office Committee21 March 1828
AP/17/2Observations on the Physiology of the Nerves of Sensation. Illustrated by a Case of Paralysis of the Fifth Pair of NervesFebruary 1833
MM/13/89Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 13 January 1835
AP/18/5eLetter from W H Smyth, Bedford, to P M Roget19 April 1834
AP/23/2Experimental Researches on the Mode of Operation of Poisons21 March 1839
AP/27/12On the Structure of the ultimate Fibril of the muscle of Animal Life1844
AP/21/7On the Spots of Upas Poison used by the Jacoons and other aboriginal tribes of the Malay Peninsula1837
DM/1/23Letter from Charles Babbage, Dorset Street, Manchester Square, to P M Roget10 March 1831
AP/21/11Meteorological Journal kept at Allenheads, 1400 feet above the level of the Sea, from 1 May to 1 November 1836
AP/17/1On the Comparative Osteological forms in the Adult European Male and Female of the Human SpeciesMay 1833
AP/23/7Account of a Hurricane near Dumfries29 January 1839
DM/1/27Letter from P M Roget, Royal Society, to Lord Brougham, the Lord Chancellor18 March 1831
AP/23/12On the Law of Human MortalityOctober 1838
AP/27/16An Account of a Protracting Pocket Sextant 19 May 1845
AP/30/4On Galvanic Currents Existing in the Blood 1848
DM/1/25Letter from Francis Beaufort, Manchester Square, to P M Roget15 March 1831
DM/2/56Letter from J Forshall (British Museum Trust), British Museum, to P M Roget12 June 1830
DM/3/64Letter from P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society, to Bontemps26 December 1828
DM/3/104Letter from James Chrichton, Glasgow, to P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society, 24 January 1831
DM/4/109Letter from Charles Rumker, Hamburg, to P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society22 February 1831
DM/3/67Letter from P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society, to Bontemps31 December 1828
AP/17/9On the method proposed by Professor Airy for expanding the disturbing function in his paper in 'Philosophical Transactions' for 1833November 1833
AP/19/3An Experimental Inquiry into the cause of the grave and acute tones of the Human Voice4 February 1835
AP/19/14Report of a Committee for Collecting Information respecting the occurrence of and the more remarkable phenomena connected with the Earthquakes lately felt in the neighbourhood of Chichester nd
DM/2/78Copy of letter from Peter Mark Roget, Royal Society, to J B Bailliere4 August 1831
MM/10/178Memorandum from Michael Faraday 12 March 1832
CMB/42/2/1Minutes from the Medal Committee10 December 1832
DM/2/70Minutes of meetings of the Arundel Manuscripts Committee1830-1831
DM/1/20Letter from WH Fitton, Brasted, Somerset, to P M Roget10 March 1831
IM/003872Roget, Peter Marknd
MS/123/13Letter from John Herapath to the Duke of Sussex17 November 1832
DM/2/75Minutes of a meeting of a sub-committee of the Arundel Manuscripts CommitteeJuly 1831
RR/1/30Referee's report by Peter Mark Roget, on a paper 'On the anatomical and optical struc­ture of the crystalline lenses of animals, particularly that of the cod' by David Brewster4 July 1833
RR/1/37Referee's report by Peter Mark Roget, on a paper 'On the effects produced by poisonous fish on the human frame' by William Burnett8 May 1846
RR/1/111Referee's report by Peter Mark Roget, on a paper 'Researches on the function of the intercostal muscles and on the respiratory movements, with some remarks on muscular power, in man' by John Hutchinson31 July 1848
AP/23/34On the Production of Heat by Voltaic Electricity 13 October 1840
MS/426/268Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [John] Lindley [ Horticultural Society ]19 March 1847
MS/426/52Copy letter from [John William] Lubbock, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Shuckard, Esq.8 April 1842
CMP/1/2Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society13 December 1832
MS/426/22Copy letter from [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society; to David Brewster, St. Leonards Street25 November 1841
MS/426/508Copy letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer of the Royal Society; to Dr [Peter Mark] Roget17 February 1854
MM/12/15ADraft of letter from P M Roget, Bernard Street, to Anthony Panizzi July 1839
DM/3/103Letter from P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society, to JF Daniell21 June 1831
MM/12/34Letter from P M Roget, Bernard Street, to the Duke of Sussex 27 November 1837
MM/12/21Letter from Anthony Panizzi, British Museum, to P M Roget15 July 1836
MM/12/29Letter from J G Children, British Museum, to P M Roget4 August 1836
DM/3/105Letter from Henry Kater, York Gate, to P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society, 25 January 1831
AP/23/8An account of Experiments made with the view of ascertaining the possibility of obtaining a spark before the current of the Voltaic Battery is completed25 August 1839
DM/2/51Letter from Henry Ellis, British Museum, to P M Roget27 December 1829
AP/19/22On the Circulation of the Blood in Insects16 December 1834
DM/4/106Letter from J F W Herschel to P M Roget, Secretary, Royal Society23 December 1830
MM/13/84Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee11 December 1832
IM/Maull/003870Roget, Peter Marknd
AP/19/20Demonstration complete du theoreme dit de Fermat, par Francois Paulet des Geneve ancien eleve de l'ecole polytechnique 1835
MM/13/90Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 13 January 1835
MM/13/91Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 20 February 1836
MM/10/165Minutes of the Microscope Committeec.1843
MS/426/54Copy letter from [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr. [Robert] Lee, FRS, 14 Golden Square12 May 1842
CMP/1/1Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society1 December 1832
MM/12/32Summary of the points in Panizzi's pamphlet 'A letter to HRH of the President of the Royal Society on the New Catalogue of that Institution now in the Press', by P M Roget1837
MM/13/88Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 29 January 1833
AP/16/35Three inventions described and submitted to the Royal Society of Literature04/11/1832
MM/13/92Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 3 March 1836
MM/13/87Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 22 January 1833
MM/13/86Minutes of meeting of the Excise Committee 15 January 1833
EC/1814/30Roget, Peter Mark: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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