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Authorised form of nameCosta; Emanuel Mendes da (1717 - 1791)
Other forms of nameda Costa, Emanuel Mendes; Mendes da Costa, Emanuel
SurnameCosta
ForenamesEmanuel Mendes da
Dates1717 - 1791
Dates and placesBirth:
05 June 1717
Death:
His lodgings in the Strand, London (31 May 1791)
Burial:
Mile End, London
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
26/11/1747
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Kevin J Fraser, 'John Hill and the Royal Society in the Eighteenth Century' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 43-67
John H Appleby, 'Daniel Dumaresq, DD, FRS (1712-1805) as a Promoter of Anglo-Russian Science and Culture' in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 25-50
A D C Simpson, 'Newton's Telescope and the Cataloguing of the Royal Society's Repository' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 187-214
R K Bluhm, 'Remarks on the Royal Society's Finances, 1660-1768' in NR 1958 vol 13 pp 82-103
L B Glyn, 'Israel Lyons: a short but starry career. The life of an eighteenth-century Jewish botanist and astronomer' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 275-305
Royal Society codeNA6689
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AB/1/2/1/116List of admissions from Mr D'acosta's election as subscribed in the Statute Bookc1767
EC/1747/11Costa, Emanuel Mendes da: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AB/1/2/1/107Note relating to admissions payments and bonds by Mr d'Acosta1767
AB/1/2/1/123Letter from Mr Kirkby to James West8 January 1768
AB/1/2/1/121Letter canvassing support for Thomas Green as successor to Emanuel Mendes Da Costa21 December 1767
AB/1/2/1/63Letter from Emmanuel Mendes Da Costa to the Royal Society13 September 1763
AB/1/2/1/124Letter from Mr Kirkby to Mr Robertson11 January 1768
AB/1/2/1/68Receipt for salary of Emanuel Mendes da Costa30 November 1764
AB/1/2/1/84Letter to Mr d'Acosta from William Price16 June 1766
AB/1/2/1/80Receipt for salary for Emanuel Mendes da Costa30 November 1765
AB/1/2/1/129Letter to James West from William Sleigh30 June 1768
AB/1/2/4Emanuel Mendes da Costa's financial papers1760-1767
AB/1/2/1/64Receipt to E M da Costa for salary24 November 1763
AB/1/2/1/82Receipt for Emanuel Mendes da Costa's copying of the Journal Book for the President5 June 1766
AB/1/2/1/110Queries upon Mr Da Costa's Accounts[1767]
AB/1/2/1/112Charges on Mr D'acosta1767
AB/1/2/1/122Letter canvassing support for George Perry as successor to Emanuel Mendes Da Costa26 December 1767
AB/1/2/1/109Receipts since 28 November 17671768
AB/1/2/1/117Contributions brought to Account by Mr D'acosta from the time of his being chose Clerk 1763 1767
AB/1/2/1/118Receipts for admissions money paid by Mr William Watson of Caius College, Cambridge and Richard Alexander Bennet1767
AB/1/2/1/113Royal Society Account with Mr Da Costa upon the audit28 November 1767
AB/1/2/1/81Letter to William Price from Emanuel Mendes da Costa10 May 1766
AB/1/2/1/62Copy of Mr Da Costa, Mr Samuel Felton and Mr Joseph Salvadore's Bond to the Royal Society29 April 1763 - 4 January 1768
AB/1/2/1/85Bill for Emanuel Mendes da Costa for copying Journal Books1766
AB/1/2/1/106Letter from Lord Morton, Brook Street to James West8 December 1767
AB/1/2/1/93Bill from Emanuel Mendes da Costa to the Royal Society24 November 1766
MM/3/13Certificates from James Parsons and Henry Baker to the Royal Society18-19 December 1767
AB/1/2/1/127Letter to James West from William Sleigh, Hatton Garden4 June 1768
AB/1/2/1/120Letter from Thomas Ancell, Cockpit to James West20 December 1767
MM/15/39List of "the collection of 300 Fossils bought by Mr Professor John Anderson of Glasgow of Emanuel Mendes da Costa in July 1767"1767
MM/16/27"An inventory of some goods & chatels of Mr Francis Hauxsbee deceased taken at his dwelling house in Crane Court...and sold to Mr Manuel Decosty"9 March 1763
AB/1/2/1/137Case of Mr Da Costa[1768]
CB/1/3/90Draft of a letter from Charles Blagden to Da Costand
AB/1/2/2/6Letter to James West from James Burrow3 June 1768
IM/005395Mendes da Costa, Emanuel1992
NLB/7/1022Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Senhor Dr W de Lima, 113 Rua do Arco a Jesus, Lisbon16 June 1893
MM/6/85Letter from Emanuel Mendes da Costa to Earl of Morton4 April 1766
L&P/4/63Letter, 'Of an uncommon phenomenon; a correction' from John Stevens to Emanuel Mendes da Costa4 April 1761
AB/1/2/1/73Letter from Emanuel Mendes Da Costa to James West 17 October 1765
AB/1/2/1/70Letter from Emanuel Mendes da Costa to James West8 December 1764
L&P/2/7/1Letter, 'Of spars and Cornish diamonds' from William Borlase to Emanuel Mendes da Costa18 December 1749
L&P/2/310Letter, 'On the lava of Mount Vesuvius' from Emanuel Mendes da Costa to Thomas Birch4 June 1752
L&P/4/194Letter, 'Of gordii - horse-hair worms - with literary news' from Emanuel Mendez da Costa to Thomas Birch24 February 1764
L&P/4/138Letter, 'Withdrawing from the Fellowship on election as Clerk' from Emanuel Mendez Da Costa to George Parker10 February 1763
L&P/2/377Letter, 'Of a fossil found at Dudley, Staffs' from Emanuel Mendes da Costa to Thomas Birch12 July 1753
L&P/4/292Letter, 'Accompanying a case of Roman medals' from Jean Hyacinthe de Magellan to Edward Mendez da Costa9 January 1766
L&P/4/306Letter, 'Of native tin' from William Borlase to Edward Mendez da Costa12 December 1765
L&P/3/243Paper, 'On vegetable impressions in the coal seams' by Emanuel Mendes da Costa27 April 1757
L&P/4/54Letter, 'On Isaac Matthew's paper on a worm from Dominqiue having a plant growing from the head' from Emanuel Mendez Da Costa to George Edwards5 March 1761
L&P/3/243/1Letter, 'On vegetable impressions in the coal seams' from Emanuel Mendes da Costa to George Parker27 April 1757
L&P/4/223Memorandum, 'Da Costa presents a small bottle made of 'caoutchouc'; Duane present twenty five fossils [minerals] from Sheffield' 1764
L&P/4/76Letter, 'On the Transactions of the St Petersburg Academy of Sciences for 1754-5' from Emanuel Mendez da Costa30 April 1761
L&P/4/146Letter, 'Of a marine insect' from Andrew Peter Dupont to Emanuel Mendez Da Costa17 January 1763
L&P/4/181Memorandum, 'On the meteorological report for 1763 sent by Peter Gabry and a letter desiring the election as Fellow of the Royal Society of Jean Ferapie Dudieu' by Emanuel Mendez da Costa1764
L&P/4/210Letter, 'Concerning a book on Surinam' from J P Spiering to Edward Mendez da Costa19 December 1763
L&P/4/244Letter, 'Meteorological observations at Riga for December 1763 and January-March 1764 and on his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society' from Nicholas de Himsel and Charles Messier 7 January 1765
L&P/4/257Letter, 'Account of Gmelin's work on the fossils of Wirtemberg' from Edward Mendez da Costa to Peter Collinson25 February 1765
L&P/4/143Letter, 'On cold in St Petersburg in the winter of 1762-3' from Simon Peter Pallas and Emanuel Mendez Da Costa12 February 1763
L&P/4/280Memorandum, 'Of fossil wood [and lignite]' by Edward Mendez da Costa 1765
L&P/4/388Letter, 'Of the heat in Bengal' from William Martin to Emanuel Mendez da Costa30 April 1766
MM/14/141Letter from Emanuel Mendes da Costa, Tooting13 December 1757
AB/1/2/1/128Letter to James West from Mr J Robertson28 June 1768
AB/1/2/1/114Admissions in Mr D'acosta's account1767
L&P/4/58Letter, 'On productions in Scotland similar to the Giant's Causeway' from Emauel Mendez da Costa to Richard Pococke5 March 1761
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