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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/D2/32Thomas Dereham, dated at Rome, to William Rutty10 April 1728
EL/D2/33Thomas Dereham, dated at Rome, to William Rutty9 October 1728
EL/D2/38Thomas Dereham to William Rutty5 November 1729
EL/D2/37Thomas Dereham, dated at Rome, to William Rutty27 August 1729
EL/D2/30Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence, to James Jurin29 November 1727
EL/D2/29Thomas Dereham, Florence, to James Jurin26 February 1727
RBO/14/81Observations of lunar eclipse on 28 July 1729 from Eustachio Manfredi communicated by Thomas Dereham1729
EL/D2/12Thomas Dereham to James Jurin2 June 1722
EL/B3/3Giacomo Bartolommeo Beccari, dated at Bologna, to Thomas DerehamOctober 1728
EL/D2/25Letter from Carlo Taglini 1725
EL/D2/17Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence, to James Jurin10 June 1724
EL/D2/21Letter from Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence16 February 1725
EL/B3/4Translation of a letter from Giacomo Bartolommeo Beccari, dated at Bologna, to Thomas Dereham1728
EL/D2/15Letter from Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence5 March 1723
EL/D2/39Thomas Dereham to William Rutty19 November 1729
EL/D2/35Thomas Dereham to William Rutty7 May 1729
EL/D2/23Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence, to James Jurin31 March 1726
EL/D2/16Letter from Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence3 September 1723
EL/D2/41Translation of an extract from a letter from Thomas Dereham to Hans Sloane1731
EL/D2/31Thomas Dereham, dated at Rome, to James Jurin27 March 1728
EL/R2/22William Rutty, dated at London, to Thomas Dereham31 March 1729
EL/R2/31William Rutty, dated at London, to Thomas DerehamNovember 1729
EL/M2/75Copy of a letter from Eustachio Manfredi to Thomas Dereham16 October 1728
EL/R2/37William Rutty to Thomas Dereham27 February 1730
EL/V/57Copies of letters to Thomas Dereham from Antony Vallisneri and Eustachio Manfredi1726-1727
EL/R2/28William Rutty to Thomas Dereham7 August 1729
EL/V/55Antony Vallisneri, dated at Verona, to Thomas Dereham8 November 1725
EL/D2/13Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence, to James Jurin17 July 1722
EL/D2/18Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence, to James Jurin27 June 1724
EL/D2/14Letter from Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence18 December 1722
EL/D2/28Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence, to James Jurin18 July 1727
EL/D2/20Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence, to James Jurin24 November 1724
EL/D2/22Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence, to James Jurin7 December 1725
EL/D2/19Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence, to James Jurin14 July 1724
EL/R2/7William Rutty, dated at London, to Thomas Dereham20 August 1728
EL/M2/80Translation of an extract of a letter from Eustachio Manfredi, dated at Bologna, to Thomas Dereham1730
EL/M2/77Eustachio Manfredi, dated at Bologna, to Thomas Dereham12 October 1729
RBO/14/68Observations by Monsignor Bianchini in a letter of William Derham to Sir Thomas Dereham1729
CLP/15ii/4Details of a female mule sent by Thomas Derehamnd
RBO/11/93'Dissertation on the Power of Gravity' by Dr Averani 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
RBO/15/14Observations of a solar eclipse witnessed at Bologna from Eustachio Manfredi to Thomas Dereham1730
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/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
RBO/18/16Account of the halo observed at Rome on 11 August 1732 by Thomas Dereham1732
EL/M2/79Eustachio Manfredi, dated at Bologna, to Thomas Dereham20 August 1730
CLP/15ii/11Account of the fish caught in June 1728 by some fisherman of St Erenzo between the rivers Serchio and Old Arno in the nets which they call 'Bertinare' communicated by Thomas Derehamnd
CLP/16/58'Fascia Isiaca Statuae Capitolinae' sent by Thomas Derehamnd
CLP/4i/67Paper, 'On 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/D2/40Thomas Dereham to William Rutty22 April 1730
CLP/4ii/1Paper, 'Of the meteor called ignis fatuus from observations made in England by William Derham in England and by others in Italy' communicated by Thomas Dereham27 February 1727
CLP/4ii/7Paper, observations of a halo surrounding the sun by unknown author11 August 1732
CLP/4i/68Paper, translation of 'Dissertation upon the power of gravity' by [Giuseppe] Averani[1723]
CLP/4ii/26Paper, observations of a halo in the skies over Rome by Thomas Dereham 1732
CLP/8ii/21Paper, two observations of total lunar eclipses in 28 July 1729 by Eustachio Manfredi communicated by Thomas Dereham1729
CLP/4ii/2Paper, 'Describing the effects of a whirlwind in the province of Ferrara' by Thomas Dereham1729
EL/D2/24Letter from Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence 19 September 1726
EL/M2/72Extract of a letter from Eustachio Manfredi to Thomas Dereham31 October 1728
EL/M2/78Translation of a letter from Eustachio Manfredi to Thomas Dereham1729
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
EL/D2/27Letter from Thomas Dereham, dated at Milan25 February 1727
EL/D2/26Thomas Dereham, dated at Florence, to James Jurin28 September 1726
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