Record

Authorised form of nameRobertson; John (1712 - 1776)
Dates1712 - 1776
NationalityBritish
Date of birth1712
Date of death11 December 1776
ActivityCareer:
Appointed clerk and librarian to the Royal Society (07 January 1768)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election17/12/1741
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Seymour L Chapin, 'Lalande and the Longitude: A Little Known London Voyage of 1763' in NR 1977-8 vol 32 pp 165-180
Royal Society codeNA6931
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AB/1/2/1/130Letter to James West from Mr Robertson15 August 1768
AB/1/2/1/124Letter from Mr Kirkby to Mr Robertson11 January 1768
L&P/3/283Paper, 'On the fall of water under bridges' by John Robertson1757
L&P/6/80Letter, 'A general method of constructing figures for ship's cannon' from John Robertson to John Pringle30 August 1774
L&P/4/111Paper, 'Of distilling fresh from sea water; attempy to use solar heat by means of a concave speculum' by John Robertson and James Lind26 April 1762
L&P/3/207Paper, 'An essay towards ascertaining the specific gravity of living men' by John Robertson1756
L&P/5/45Paper, 'On the theory of cirulating decimal fractions' by John Robertson1768
AB/1/2/1/128Letter to James West from Mr J Robertson28 June 1768
L&P/2/253Letter, 'Of an improvement in the bills of mortality' from James Dodson to John Robertson13 January 1752
MM/23/5Letter from John Robertson, Portsea, to John Nourse, Strand, London27 July 1755
EC/1741/11Robertson, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society17 December 1741
L&P/5/196Letter, 'Twenty cases of compound interest' from John Robertson to James West1770
L&P/3/249Paper, 'Of a dockyard operation at Portsmouth' by John Robertson1757
L&P/5/84Paper, 'Demonstration of a law of motion in the case of a body deflected by two forces tending constantly to two fixed points' by John Robertson and John Jones27 February 1769
L&P/2/353Letter, 'Observation of Doidge's improvement of Hadley's quadrant' from John Robertson to the Royal Society1753
L&P/3/52Letter, 'Agitation of waters at Portsmouth on Nov 1' from John Robertson to Thomas Birch23 November 1755
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView