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Authorised form of nameDereham; Sir; Thomas (c 1678 - 1739)
Datesc 1678 - 1739
NationalityBritish
Place of deathRome, Italy
Date of death16 January 1739
Dates and placesBurial:
English Church of St Thomas, Rome
ActivityEducation:
At the court of the Grand Duke of Tuscany
Career:
A Roman Catholic, he lived in Italy and sent regular reports on Italian science to the Royal Society; left a considerable legacy to the College de Propaganda Fide to train English students to be missionaries in England
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/11/1720
RelationshipsSon of Sir Richard Dereham, Bart, and his wife, Frances, daughter of Robert Wright, otherwise Villier, otherwise Danvers, Viscount Purbeck, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Danvers of Chelsea, Middlesex; succeeded to the Dereham estate on the death of his father's first cousin, Sir Thomas Dereham, Envoy to the Court of Tuscany (1697); succeeded his father as 4th Bart (1710); unmarried
Published worksEssenza ed attributi D'Iddio - - ' (Florence, 1719) [copy in Cambridge University Library, given in 1720)
General contextA01896
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; GEC Baronetage
References:
Marta Cavazza, 'The Institute of Science of Bologna and the Royal Society in the eighteenth century' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 3-25, plate
'Gentleman's Magazine' 1739, p161
P Fontes da Costa, 'The Culture of Curiosity at The Royal Society in the first half of the eighteenth century', NR 2002 vo l56 pp 147-166
A Cook, 'Rome and the Royal Society, 1660-1740' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 3-19
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/5037148209311300460001
Royal Society codeNA7312
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/V/57Copies of letters, from Antony Vallisneri and Eustachio Manfredi to Thomas Dereham 1726-1727
EL/B3/5Letter, from William Dereham to Thomas Dereham1728
EL/D2/24Letter, from Thomas Dereham [to the Royal Society], dated at Florence 19 September 1726
EL/R2/28Letter, from William Rutty to Thomas Dereham7 August 1729
RBO/15/14Observations of a solar eclipse witnessed at Bologna from Eustachio Manfredi to Thomas Dereham1730
RBO/18/16Account of the halo observed at Rome on 11 August 1732 by Thomas Dereham1732
RBO/14/81Observations of lunar eclipse on 28 July 1729 from Eustachio Manfredi communicated by Thomas Dereham1729
RBO/11/93'Dissertation on the Power of Gravity' by Dr Averani 1723
EL/D2/39Letter, from Thomas Dereham to William Rutty19 November 1729
RBO/11/60'An account of two Observations on the Cataract of the Eye, contain'd in a Letter from Signor Antonio Benevoli master Surgeon in the hospital of S Maria Nuova In Florence to Dr Valsalva'1722
CLP/4ii/1Paper, 'Of the meteor called ignis fatuus from observations made in England by William Derham in England and by others in Italy' by Thomas Dereham27 February 1727
CLP/4ii/7Paper, observations of a halo surrounding the sun by unknown author11 August 1732
CLP/8ii/21Paper, 'Duae observationes eclipsis lunae totalis' [Two observations of total lunar eclipses] by Eustachio Manfredi [1729-1730]
EL/M2/72Extract of a letter, from Eustachio Manfredi to Thomas Dereham31 October 1728
EL/D2/38Letter, from Thomas Dereham to William Rutty5 November 1729
CLP/4i/68Paper, translation of 'Dissertation upon the power of gravity' by [Giuseppe] Averani[1723]
CLP/12ii/8Extract of a letter, 'An account of two observations upon the cataract of the eye' from Antonio Benevoli to Dr [Antonio Maria?] Valsalva[1722]
EL/M2/77Letter, from Eustachio Manfredi to Thomas Dereham, dated at Bologna12 October 1729
EL/R2/37Letter, from William Rutty to Thomas Dereham27 February 1730
EL/D2/41Translation of an extract of a letter, from Thomas Dereham to Hans Sloane1731
EL/D2/35Letter, from Thomas Dereham to William Rutty7 May 1729
EL/D2/31Letter, from Thomas Dereham to James Jurin, dated at Rome27 March 1728
EL/D2/32Letter, from Thomas Dereham to William Rutty, dated at Rome10 April 1728
EL/D2/21Letter, from Thomas Dereham [to the Royal Society], dated at Florence16 February 1725
EL/B3/5bLetter, from William Derham to Thomas Dereham1728
EL/M2/78Translation of a letter, from Eustachio Manfredi to Thomas Dereham1729
EL/D2/13Letter, from Thomas Dereham to James Jurin, dated at Florence17 July 1722
EL/D2/30Letter, from Thomas Dereham to James Jurin, dated at Florence29 November 1727
EL/D2/36Letter, from Thomas Dereham to William Rutty28 May 1729
CLP/4ii/26Paper, regarding observations of a halo in the skies over Rome by Thomas Dereham 1732
EL/D2/14Letter, from Thomas Dereham [to the Royal Society], dated at Florence18 December 1722
EL/D2/19Letter, from Thomas Dereham to James Jurin, dated at Florence14 July 1724
EL/D2/34Letter, from Thomas Dereham [to the Royal Society], dated at Rome6 November 1728
EL/R2/16Letter, from William Rutty to Thomas Dereham4 March 1729
EL/D2/16Letter, from Thomas Dereham [to the Royal Society], dated at Florence3 September 1723
EL/D2/17Letter, from Thomas Dereham to James Jurin, dated at Florence10 June 1724
EL/D2/33Letter, from Thomas Dereham to William Rutty, dated at Rome9 October 1728
EL/D2/29Letter, from Thomas Dereham to James Jurin, dated at Florence26 February 1727
EL/R2/22Letter, from William Rutty to Thomas Dereham, dated at London31 March 1729
EL/B3/6Letter, from Giambattista Morgagni to William Rutty, dated at Padova [Padua]29 October 1728
EL/D2/40Letter, from Thomas Dereham to William Rutty22 April 1730
EL/P2/10Translated extract of a letter, from Giovanni Polani to Thomas Dereham, dated at Padova [Padua]1730
CLP/15ii/4Paper, regarding details of a female mule sent by Thomas Dereham[1727]
EL/D2/15Letter, from Thomas Dereham [to the Royal Society], dated at Florence5 March 1723
EL/R2/7Letter, from William Rutty to Thomas Dereham, dated at London20 August 1728
EL/D2/12Letter, from Thomas Dereham to James Jurin2 June 1722
EL/D2/23Letter, from Thomas Dereham to James Jurin, dated at Florence31 March 1726
EL/D2/28Letter, from Thomas Dereham to James Jurin, dated at Florence18 July 1727
EL/M2/75Copy of a letter, from Eustachio Manfredi to Thomas Dereham16 October 1728
EL/M2/79Letter, from Eustachio Manfredi to Thomas Dereham, dated at Bologna20 August 1730
EL/D2/18Letter, from Thomas Dereham to James Jurin, dated at Florence27 June 1724
CLP/4i/67Paper, 'Dissertation upon the power of gravity' by [Giuseppe] Averani[1723]
EL/D2/26Letter, from Thomas Dereham to James Jurin, dated at Florence28 September 1726
EL/R2/31Letter, from William Rutty to Thomas Dereham, dated at LondonNovember 1729
RBO/15/90'Account of the Body which was found burnt to Ashes as mention'd in Sir Thomas Dereham's Letter to Hans Sloane'1731
CLP/15ii/11Paper, regarding a fish caught in June 1728 communicated by Thomas Dereham[1727-1730]
CLP/4ii/2Paper, 'Describing the effects of a whirlwind in the province of Ferrara [Italy]' by Thomas Dereham1729
EL/D2/37Letter, from Thomas Dereham to William Rutty, dated at Rome27 August 1729
EL/V/55Letter, from Antony Vallisneri to Thomas Dereham, dated at Verona8 November 1725
EL/D2/27Letter, from Thomas Dereham [to the Royal Society], dated at Milan25 February 1727
CLP/16/58Paper, 'Fascia isiaca statuae capitolinae' [The bust of the Capitoline statue] by unknown author[1723]
RBO/13/90'Extract from a Letter of Doctor Eustachio Manfredi of Bologna to Sir Thomas Dereham relating to Rizzetti's Book against Sir Isaac Newton'1728
CLP/16/17Paper, 'Explication de la nouvelle table chronologique de l'histoire Chinoise' [Explanation of a new chronological table of Chinese history] by Father Johannes Franciscus Fouquet1730
RBO/14/28'Astronomical Observations made in the publick Observatory at Bologna by Doctor Eustachio Manfredi communicated to Sir Hans Sloane presented by Thomas Dereham and translated from the Italian by Dr Scheuchzer1728
RBO/14/68Observations by Monsignor Bianchini in a letter of William Derham to Sir Thomas Dereham1729
EL/B3/3Letter, from Giacomo Bartolommeo Beccari to Thomas Dereham, dated at BolognaOctober 1728
EL/B3/4Translation of a letter, from Giacomo Bartolommeo Beccari to Thomas Dereham, dated at Bologna1728
EL/D2/20Letter, from Thomas Dereham to James Jurin, dated at Florence24 November 1724
EL/D2/22Letter, from Thomas Dereham to James Jurin, dated at Florence7 December 1725
EL/M2/80Translation of an extract of a letter, from Eustachio Manfredi to Thomas Dereham, dated at Bologna1730
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