Authorised form of nameRobertson; John (1712 - 1776)
Dates1712 - 1776
Date of birth1712
Date of death11 December 1776
Appointed clerk and librarian to the Royal Society (07 January 1768)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election17/12/1741
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
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
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