Authorised form of namePringle; Sir; John (1707 - 1782)
Dates1707 - 1782
Place of birthStitchel, Roxburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
Date of birth10 April 1707
Place of deathLondon
Date of death18 January 1782
Dates and placesBurial:
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Research fieldMedicine
Bt 1766
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election31/10/1745
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
PRS 1772-1778; VP 1769-1770, 1771-1772
Medals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1752
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Birthplace from The Times, 10 April 2000
A D Atkinson, 'Dr Johnson and the Royal Society' in NR 1953 vol 10 pp 131-138
Egon H Kodicek and Frank G Young, 'Captain Cook and Scurvy' in NR 1969 vol 24 pp 43-63
R V Jones, 'Benjamin Franklin' in NR 1976-7 vol 31 pp 201-225
David Philip Miller, 'The "Hardwicke Circle": the Whig Supremacy and its Demise in the 18th-Century Royal Society' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 73-91, plate
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
M Crosland, 'Relationships between the Royal Society and the Academie des Sciences in the late eighteenth century' in NR 2005 vol 59 pp 25-34
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6809
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
M/132Copley Medal of the Royal Society: Old die1752
EC/1745/13Pringle, Sir John: certificate of election to the Royal Society31 October 1745
L&P/2/407Paper, 'Of jail-fever in Newgate and of the men who died after working on the ventilator there' by John Pringle25 January 1753
MM/4/77Letter from St Paul's Cathedral Dean & Chapter to Sir John Pringle2 March 1773
L&P/2/178Paper, 'Futher experiments of putrefaction' by John Pringle1750
IM/003677Pringle, Sir Johnnd
MM/4/1Letter from John Pringle, President, Royal Society, to the Council of the Royal Society21 April 1774
IM/003678Pringle, Sir Johnnd
IM/005392Pringle, Sir Johnnd
RSL/1/5Letter from Thomas Atkinson, Ballyshannon, to Sir John Pringle17 December 1779
IM/003676Pringle, SIr Johnnd
L&P/7/67Letter, 'A recent petrification found on the coast of East Lothian' by Edward King to John Pringle14 November 1778
NLB/64/648Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to A.H. Heusser Esq. Paterson, New Jersey USA24 May 1923
L&P/7/131Letter, 'The case of Mr Yapp' from John Whitehurst to John Pringle19 April 1779
L&P/6/80Letter, 'A general method of constructing figures for ship's cannon' from John Robertson to John Pringle30 August 1774
L&P/7/7Letters, 'An improved method of tanning leather' from David MacBride to John Pringle20 May 1777
L&P/2/174Paper, 'Experiments on substances resisting putrefaction' by John Pringle1750
L&P/7/45Letter, 'Of putrefaction hastened by electricity; and observation by Mr Lind' from William Henly to John Pringle13 May 1778
L&P/3/241Letter, 'Of Mr Simpson's case' from John Pringle, Matthew Simson and Adam Austin15 April 1757
L&P/2/220Paper, 'Of fermentations [Fifth paper]' by John Pringle1751
L&P/2/426Letter, 'Of phytolacca or poke-weed' from Richard Brooke to John Pringle8 March 1753
L&P/2/436Paper, 'An account of Guilleaume Mazeas' book 'Histoire de la maladie [History of the disease]'' by John Pringle1753
L&P/2/264Paper, 'Of the putrefaction of blood and of other animal substances, paper VII' by John Pringle1752
L&P/4/274Letter, 'Of Rheum palmatum' from John Hope to John Pringle24 September 1765
L&P/3/107Letter, 'Earthquake at Glasgow on 30 and 31 Dec 1755. Also of a shower of dust which fell on a ship between Shetland and Ireland' from Robert Whytt to John Pringle10 February 1756
L&P/3/133Letter, 'Earthquake at Brussels' from John Pringle to Thomas Birch11 March 1756
L&P/6/243Letter, 'Account of the kingdom of Thibet' from John Stewart to John Pringle20 March 1777
L&P/3/237Letter, 'In answer to Pringle's letter' from Robert Whytt to John Pringle16 March 1757
L&P/7/19Letter, 'On the revivescence of snails' from Patrick George Craufurd to John Pringle12 November 1777
L&P/6/171Letter, 'Of Minorca' from Alexander Small to John Pringle8 August 1775
L&P/4/222Letter, 'Of three fiery meteors in New England' from Thomas Clap to John Pringle1 March 1763
L&P/7/15Letter, 'Meteorological register at Lyndon, 1777' from Thomas Barker to John Pringle 1777
L&P/6/235Letter, 'Of a new clock and pendulum' from William Coombe to John Pringle5 March 1777
L&P/6/18Letter, 'A case of extraordinary vegetation' from Robert Marsham to John Pringle25 December 1773
L&P/6/192Letter, 'Meteorological observations at Lyndon, 1775; on parting fresh water from salt by freezing' from Thomas Barker to John Pringle1776
L&P/6/234Letter, 'Of a pneumometer' from William Falconer to John Pringle24 February 1777
L&P/6/24Letter, 'Of the Gillaroo trout' from Henry Watson to John Pringle19 January 1774
L&P/6/238Letter, 'The case of Anne Davenport' from F B Finney to John Pringle20 March 1777
L&P/6/81Letter, 'A dripping needle' from J Lorimer to John Pringle13 September 1774
L&P/6/165Letter, 'Of blindness from eating certain oysters' from Samuel Musgrave to John Pringle7 March 1776
L&P/7/197Letter, 'On seeing objects inverted' from William Lloyd to John Pringle10 May 1781
L&P/7/117/1Letter, 'On the carronade' by Charles Gascoigne to John Pringle16 April 1779
L&P/6/141Letter, 'An account of the Romansh language' from Joseph Planta to John Pringle1775
L&P/6/129Letter, 'Of spheric triangles [spherical trigonometry] from Israel Lyons to John Pringle20 March 1775
L&P/7/108Letter, 'Construction of the carronade' from Charles Gascoigne to John Pringle11 May 1779
L&P/6/172Letter, 'Of the tides in the South Seas' from James Cook to John Pringle2 April 1776
L&P/6/8Letter, 'Effluvia of putrid marshes' from Joseph Priestley to John Pringle1773
L&P/6/179Letter, 'Experiments on ignited bodies' from John Roebuck to John Pringle9 May 1776
L&P/7/53Letter, 'Chemical experiments and experiments on lead ore' from Richard Watson to John Pringle13 June 1778
L&P/7/16Letter, 'Journal of the weather at Montreal, 1777' from Barr to John Pringle4 September 1777
L&P/7/85/1Letter, 'On the organs of speech of the Orang Outang' from Peter Camper to John Pringle1779
L&P/6/259Letter, 'Concerning traces of Rhine volcanoes' from William Hamilton to John Pringle29 September 1777
L&P/7/36Letter, 'Of a pistol fired by electricity' from George Nassau Clavering Cowper to John Pringle30 April 1778
L&P/3/238Paper, 'On Lord Walpole's death' by John Pringle 20 April 1757
MS/391/140Power of deputy, issued by James West, President of the Royal Society, to Sir John Pringle30 November 1771
MS/391/134Power of deputy, issued by James West, President of the Royal Society, to Sir John Pringle11 January 1770
L&P/6/66Letter, 'Of specimens of native salts' from William Brownrigg to John Pringle1774
AP/5/19Unpublished letter and paper, 'Une langue mère de toutes les autres, et la même que celle des anciens bretons' ['A mother tongue of all others, the same as that of the ancient Bretons'] by J Le Brigant[1783]
MS/391/146Power of deputy, issued by James Burrow, President of the Royal Society, to Sir John Pringle9 July 1772
P/0106Portrait of Pringle, Sir John
L&P/6/156Letter, 'First of three journeys from Cape Town into the interior, in search of plants for Kew Gardens' from Francis Masson to John Pringle1 November 1775
L&P/6/71Letter, 'Experiments on the torpedo' from John Ingenhousz to John Pringle27 March 1773
AP/5/19/2Unpublished letter, regarding a mother tongue for all languages from J Le Brigant to Dr [John] Pringle4 June 1783
L&P/2/206Letter, 'On the effects of white henbane' from John Stedman to John Pringle7 October 1750
L&P/3/304Letter, 'A surgical case' from Robert Home to John Pringle27 March 1758
L&P/3/278Letter, 'Of electricity in paralytic cases' from Benjamin Franklin to John Pringle21 December 1757
L&P/3/236Letter, 'Of Lord Walpoles' death' from John Pringle to Robert Whytt1757
L&P/6/239Letter, 'Observations du barometre faites au Hartz, dans les mines de Clausthal [Observations of the barometer made at Hartz, in the Clausthal mines]' from Jean Andre De Luc to John Pringle [French original]8 February 1777
L&P/6/248/3 Plate, unnamed [Prespective of figure A from preceding plate], by Lieutenant colonel Archibald Campbell1777
L&P/6/209Letters, 'Of a fasting woman' from Alexander MacKenzie to John Pringle5 June 1776
AP/5/19/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Une langue mère de toutes les autres, et la même que celle des anciens bretons' ['A mother tongue of all others, the same as that of the ancient Bretons'] by J Le Brigant[1783]
L&P/6/89Letter, 'Supposed effect of of boiling water on its subsequent freezing' from Joseph Black to John Pringle11 February 1775
L&P/2/193Paper, 'Further experiments on septics' by John Pringle1751
L&P/6/49Letter, 'Further inquiry as to the mineral elastic spirit in Pouhon water' from William Brownrigg to John Pringle1774
L&P/6/70Letter, 'A group of basaltine rocks recently discovered near Padua' from John Strange to John Pringle10 March 1775
L&P/6/123Letter, 'A Giant's Causeway near Padua' from John Strange to John Pringle1775
L&P/6/140Letter, 'Of life annuities' from Richard Price to John Pringle1775
L&P/6/163Letter, 'How health was kept on board the Resolution' from James Cook to John Pringle5 March 1776
L&P/6/237Letter, 'Observations du barometre faites au Hartz, dans les mines de Clausthal [Observations of the barometer made at Hartz, in the Clausthal mines]' from Jean Andre De Luc to John Pringle [English translation]8 February 1777
L&P/7/5Letters, 'Of a large stone near Cape Town' from William Anderson and William Hamilton to John Pringle24 July 1777
L&P/6/155Letter, 'Of the ice of sea-water' from Edward Nairne to John Pringle1 February 1776
L&P/6/248/4Plate, unnamed [Cross sections of figure A from Plate 1], by Lieutenant colonel Archibald Campbell1777
L&P/6/248/1Letter, 'Of the Brahmin observatory at Benares' from Robert Barker to John Pringle1777
L&P/6/248/2Plate, unnamed [View of Jantar Mantar], by Lieutenant colonel Archibald Campbell1777
L&P/6/248Letter, 'Of the Brahmin observatory at Benares [Jantar Mantar, Jaipur]' from Robert Barker to John Pringle1777
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