Authorised form of namePrice; Richard (1723 - 1791)
Dates1723 - 1791
Place of birthTynton, Llangeinor, Glamorgan
Date of birth23 February 1723
Date of death19 April 1791
Dates and placesBurial:
Bunhill Fields, London
The Fund Academy (a Dissenting college), London. DD (1756, Glasgow)
Preacher to various dissenting congregations; wrote 'Review of the principal questions in morals' (1756); 'An appeal to the public on the subject of the National Debt' (1769); intimate friend of Benjamin Franklin and Joseph Priestley
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/12/1765
RelationshipsSon of Rev Rhys Price, a Calvinist; uncle of William Morgan (FRS 1790)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
William P Griffith, 'Priestley in London' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 1-16
Bernard Bailyn, '1776: The British Dimension' in NR 1976-7 vol 31 pp 179-199
J D Holland, 'An Eighteenth-Century Pioneer - Richard Price, DD, FRS (1723-1791)' in NR 1968 vol 23 pp 43-64, plate
Royal Society codeNA7102
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/003658Price, Richardnd
IM/003657Price, Richardnd
NLB/64/301Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to R. Thomas Esquire; Rhestr y Delyn, Bredon10 March 1923
L&P/6/124Paper, 'Duration of human life in town and country compared' by Richard Price1775
L&P/5/176Paper, 'Observations on the proper method of calculating the values of reversions depending upon survivorship' by Richard Price8 March 1770
L&P/6/14Letter, 'Further proofs of insalubrity or marshy places' from Richard Price to Samuel Horsley21 December 1773
L&P/8/133Letter, 'Loss of speech after resuscitation from drowning restored by electricity' from Houlton Harries to Richard Price1785
EC/1765/21Price, Richard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/003659Price, Richardnd
P/0102Portrait of Price, Richard
L&P/6/140Letter, 'Of life annuities' from Richard Price to John Pringle1775
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