Authorised form of namePlanta; Joseph (1744 - 1827)
Dates1744 - 1827
Place of birthCastegna, Grisons, Switzerland
Date of birth21 February 1744
Date of death03 December 1827
Assistant Librarian, British Museum; Paymaster of Exchequer Bills
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election17/02/1774
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
For Sec 1774-1779; Sec 1776-1804
RelationshipsSon of Rev Andrew Joseph Planta (FRS 1770)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
G R de Beer, 'Andreas and Joseph Planta, FF.R.S.' in NR 1953 vol 10 pp 8-14, plate
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7198
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/3/37Letter from W H Craft, Holborn, to Joseph Planta4 December 1792
IM/003595Planta, Josephnd
MM/3/38Letter from Archibald Alison, Kenley, to Joseph Planta1 December 1792
IM/003596Planta, Josephnd
RSL/2/2Letter from JK, Cork, to Joseph Planta 4 February 1786
MM/3/60Letter from William Drysdale, Newcastle, to Joseph Planta, Secretary, Royal SocietyJuly 1798
MM/4/31Letter from Robert Crew, Secretary, Board of Ordnance, to Joseph Planta, Secretary, Royal Society29 May 1801
MM/4/34Letter from Col William Congreve, Charlton, to Joseph Planta, Secretary, Royal Society29 June 1801
MM/4/35Letter from Robert Crew, Secretary, Board of Ordnance, to Joseph Planta, Secretary, Royal Society25 February 1803
MM/4/33Draft of a letter from Joseph Planta, Secretary, Royal Society, to Robert Crew, Secretary, Board of Ordnance11 June 1801
MM/3/64Letter from Capt William Mudge, Royal Artillery, to Joseph Planta, Secretary, Royal Society6 February 1799
CB/1/3/95Letter from R H Crew, Office of Ordnance to Joseph Planta10 June 1790
CB/2/575Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Joseph Planta9 October 1791
CB/2/310Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Joseph Planta15 September 1789
CB/1/5/224Letter from J Planta, Foreign Office to Charles Blagden11 September 1817
L&P/8/141Letter, 'Observations on the late comet' from J D Pearse to Joseph Planta 8 April 1784
L&P/6/141Letter, 'An account of the Romansh language' from Joseph Planta to John Pringle1775
L&P/6/205Letter, 'Essay towards discovering the degree of cold' from Joseph Mead to Joseph Planta1 September 1774
L&P/9/7Letter, 'Conjectures on some of the phenomena of the barometer' from Robert McCausland to Joseph Planta6 April 1786
L&P/7/123Letter, 'On Thomas Everitt, the big boy' by Richard Gough to Joseph Planta25 November 1779
L&P/6/242Letters, 'On various subjects' from Charles Bacheley to Joseph Planta3 April 1777
L&P/10/60Letter, 'Concerning the discovery of a comet' from Caroline Herschel to Joseph Planta8 October 1793
L&P/7/26Papers, 'An accident by lightning at Purfleet' by Edward Nickson, Benjamin Wilson, William Henly, Edward Nairne, Timothy Lane, John Boddington and Joseph Planta19 June 1777
MM/3/56Letter from J Skinner and Edmund Benson, Sarum, to Joseph Planta, Secretary of the Royal Society25 March 1797
MM/3/63Letter from RM Crewe, London, to Joseph Planta, Secretary, Royal Society8 February 1799
MM/3/57Copy of letter from Joseph Planta, Secretary, Royal Society, to J Skinner and Edmund Benson8 April 1797
EC/1773/32Planta, Joseph: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/5/24/1Unpublished letter, regarding paper on convulsive illness from Raymond to unknown recipient12 April 1785
AP/4/5Unpublished paper, 'Further observations, relative to some experiments, on the nerves of living animals' by Wm [William] Cruikshank28 November 1776
AP/5/25/1Unpublished letter, regarding Macdonald's paper on bombs from Will [William] Roy to [Joseph] Planta20 December 1786
AP/5/25Unpublished letters and paper, regarding the ramming of fuses for bombs by John Macdonald1786-1787
L&P/6/257Paper, 'Report on the graduation of thermometers' by the Royal Society Commitee1777
L&P/10/81Paper, 'Observations on some Egyptian mummies opened in London' by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach15 December 1793
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