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Authorised form of nameCatesby; Mark (1683 - 1749)
SurnameCatesby
ForenamesMark
Dates1683 - 1749
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Castle Hedingham, Essex, England (24 March 1683)
Death:
His house in Old Street, London (23 December 1749)
ActivityResearch Field:
Natural history
Career:
Studied natural science in London; voyaged in the New World (1710-1719); returned to England with an exceptional collection of plants, many of which went into Sir Hans Sloane's museum; returned to America with Sloane's assistance (1722); settled in Carolina; returned to England (1726) and prepared for publication his 'Natural history of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands ...', including a new map and illustrations drawn and coloured by Catesby; West Indian genus of shrubs named Catesbaea after him
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
26/04/1733
RelationshipsMarried; two children
Published worksNatural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands... 1726-1747; Hortus
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
L&P.I.186, 206; RBC vol 15, Vol 20;
Notes:
Probably born in London. DSB gives birth date as 03 April 1683; DNB gives c 1679
Royal Society codeNA6784
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RBO/20/40'A continuation of an Account of an Essay towards a Natural History of Carolina and the Bahama Islands by Mark Catesby'1737
RBO/19/69'A continuation of an Account of Mr Catesby's Essay towards a Natural History of Carolina and the Bahama Islands: with some Extracts out of the seventh Sett' by Cromwell Mortimer1736
IM/000762Catesby, Mark2001
IM/000763Catesby, Mark2001
EC/1733/01Catesby, Mark: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/1/465Letter, 'Of fossil deer's horns found in Yorkshire' from Thomas Knowlton to Mark Catesby1746
L&P/1/207Paper, 'Of American birds' by Mark Catesby1743
L&P/1/206Paper, 'Sturio, the sturgeon of Carolina and of caviare' by Mark Catesby1743
L&P/1/186Paper, 'Of the aborigines of America' by Mark Catesby1743
L&P/1/460Letter, 'The state of Delgovicia' from Thomas Knowlton to Mark Catesby1745
CLP/22ii/43Paper, 'A continuation of an account of Mark Catesby's essay towards the natural history of Carolina and the Bahama Islands with some extracts out of the first three sets' by Cromwell Mortimer[1731]
CLP/22ii/42Paper, 'Account of Mark Catesby's Essay towards the natural history of Carolina and the Bahama Islands with some extracts out of the first three sets' by Cromwell Mortimer1730
CLP/22ii/76Paper, 'Continuation of an account of an essay towards a natural history of Carolina and the Bahama Islands ... with some extracts out of the ninth set' by Mark Catesby and Cromwell Mortimer[1738]
CLP/22ii/69Paper, 'Continuation of an account of an essay towards a natural history of Carolina and the Bahama Islands ... with some extracts from the eighth set' by Mark Catesby and Cromwell Mortimer1735
CLP/22ii/44Paper, 'A continuation of an account of Mark Catesby's essay towards the natural history of Carolina and the Bahama Islands with some extracts out of the first three sets' by Cromwell Mortimer[1731]
IM/000764Catesby, Mark2000
RBO/18/48'Continuation of an account of Mr Mark Catesby's Essay towards a Natural History of Carolina and the Bahama Islands with some Extracts out of the fifth Sett' by Cromwell Mortimer1733
RBO/19/11'A Continuation of an Account of an Essay towards a Natural History of Carolina and the Bahama Islands by Mark Catesby with some extracts out of the sixth Set' by Cromwell Mortimer1734
RBO/15/37'An account of Mr Mark Catesby's Essay towards the natural history of Carolina and the Bahama Islands' by Cromwell Mortimer1730
DM/5/100A list of benefactors to the Library, to the value of £5 or upwards at one time c.1737
CLP/22ii/72Paper, 'Continuation of an account of an essay towards a natural history of Carolina and the Bahama Islands ... with some extracts out of the seventh set' by Mark Catesby and Cromwell Mortimer1735
IM/000761Catesby, Mark2001
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