Authorised form of nameGray; Stephen (? 1666 - 1736)
Other forms of nameSteven
Dates? 1666 - 1736
Place of birthCanterbury, Kent, England
Date of birth? 1666
Place of deathLondon
Date of death15 or 25 February 1736
Research fieldElectricity
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election25/01/1733
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1731 and 1732
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Maurice Crosland, 'Explicit Qualifications as a Criterion for Membership of the Royal Society: A Historical Review' in NR 1982-83 vol 37 pp 167-187
J R Philip, 'Samuel Johnson as Antiscientist' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 193-203
P Fontes da Costa, 'The Culture of Curiosity at The Royal Society in the first half of the eighteenth century', NR 2002 vo 56 pp 147-166
DSB gives death date as 15 February 1736
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7365
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
RBO/19/53'An Account of some electrical Experiments intended to be communicated to the Royal Society' by Stephen Gray1735
EL/G1/64Stephen Gray to the publisher of 'Philosophical Transactions'19 May 1733
EL/G1/59Stephen Gray to Cromwell Mortimer1729
EL/G1/65Stephen Gray to Cromwell Mortimer28 January 1735
RBO/14/14'Extract of part of a letter from John Godfrey Esq of Norton Court near Feversham in Kent to Stephen Gray giving an account of his observations of the late total lunar eclipse'1728
CLP/17/40Account of some new electrical experiments by Stephen Graynd
RBO/16/51'Of the Electricity of Water' in a letter from Stephen Gray, Charterhouse, to Cromwell Mortimer1731
MM/15/33"A List of the Instruments and other Things made use of by the late Mr Stephen Gray FRS about his Electricall Experiments, presented to the Royall Society by his Nephew Mr John Gray MD of Canterbury"9 June 1737
RBO/18/7'Further account of Experiments relating to Electrical Attraction' in a letter to Cromwell Mortimer to Stephen Gray, Charterhouse1732
CLP/17/28Microscopical observations and experiments made by Stephen Graynd
RBO/11/15'An Account of Some Experiments and Observations on Several bodies newly discover'd to be Electrical' by Stephen Graynd
LBO/11B/47Copy letter from Stephen Graynd
LBO/12/45Copy letter from Stephen Gray, Canterbury, to Hans Sloane4 May 1699
CLP/2/15/2Diagram, microscope using globule of water by [Matthias Gray][1696]
EC/1732/10Gray, Stephen: certificate of election to the Royal Society16 March 1732
CLP/2/15/1Manuscript, on making a microscope with a globule of water by [Matthias Gray][1696]
RBO/2i/75'The manner of the Whale-fishing in Graenland [Greenland]' given by Stephen Gray to Henry Oldenburg4 November 1663
CLP/2/15Paper, on making a microscope with a globule of water by [Matthias Gray][1696]
EL/G1/62Stephen Gray, dated at Charterhouse, to Cromwell Mortimer15 October 1732
EL/G1/60Stephen Gray, dated at Charterhouse, to Cromwell Mortimer20 January 1732
EL/G1/63Stephen Gray, dated at Charterhouse, to Cromwell Mortimer6 February 1733
EL/G1/49Stephen Gray, dated at Canterbury, to H Hunt3 February 1695
EL/G2/31An oral account of some electrical experiments by Stephen Gray written down by Cromwell Mortimer14 February 1736
EL/G1/56Stephen Gray, dated at Canterbury, to Hans Sloane3 April 1704
EL/G1/50Stephen Gray, dated at Canterbury, to Henry Hunt22 May 1696
EL/G1/52Stephen Gray, dated at Canterbury, to Hans Sloane6 March 1698
EL/G2/32Stephen Gray, dated at Charterhouse, to Cromwell Mortimer9 June 1735
EL/G1/57Stephen Gray, dated at Canterbury, to Hans Sloane5 February 1705
EL/G1/55Stephen Gray, dated at Canterbury, to Hans Sloane28 August 1700
EL/G1/58Stephen Gray, dated at Canterbury, to Hans Sloane1 May 1705
EL/G1/51Stephen Gray, dated at Canterbury, to Hans Sloane2 May 1698
EL/G2/33Stephen Gray, dated at London, to Granville Wheler6 February 1736
EL/G1/61Stephen Gray, dated at Charterhouse, to Cromwell Mortimer7 June 1732
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