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Authorised form of nameKlein; Jacobus Theodorus (1685 - 1759)
Other forms of nameKlein, Jacob Theodor
SurnameKlein
ForenamesJacobus Theodorus
Dates1685 - 1759
NationalityGerman
Dates and placesBirth:
Konigsberg, East Prussia (15 August 1685)
Death:
Danzig (Gdansk), Poland (27 February 1759)
ActivityResearch Field:
Zoology, botany, palaeontology
Education:
Konigsberg
Career:
Travelled for six years in England, Holland, Germany and Austria (1697-1703); developed a botanical garden in Danzig; founded the Danziger Naturforschende Gesellschaft; Secretary to the City of Danzig (1714-after 1729); edited J J Scheuchzer's (FRS 1703) 'Sciagraphia lithologica curiosa'; led missions from Danzig to Dresden, Warsaw, Berlin, Hanover, and London
Memberships:
St Petersburg Academy
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/03/1729
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB; DBE; Jocher (1784)
Authority:
Altname from DSB.
References:
John H Appleby, 'Human Curiosities and the Royal Society, 1699-1751' in NR 1996 vol 50 pp 13-27
Notes:
Proposed by Sir Hans Sloane; John Gaspar Scheuchzer; William Rutty
Royal Society codeNA7788
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/K/37Translation of a letter from James Theodorus Klein to Hans Sloane1733
EL/K/40Translation of a letter from James Theodorus Klein, dated at Danzig (Gdansk), to Hans Sloane1740
CLP/15ii/20Account of the 'Scolopondra aquatica scutata' by J T Klein, secretary at Danzignd
EL/K/35James Theodorus Klein, dated at Danzig (Gdansk), to Hans Sloane12 January 1730
EL/K/36James Theodorus Klein, dated at Danzig (Gdansk), to Hans Sloane4 July 1730
L&P/1/225Letter, 'On the Society for Experimental Philosophy' from Johann Theodor Klein to Hans Sloane26 February 1743
L&P/3/300Paper, 'Agreeing with some of his views and dissenting from others (birds of passage)' from Peter Collinson to Jacobus Theodorus Klein6 March 1758
RBO/15/5'An account of the Scolopendra aquatica scutata' by J Theod Klein1730
EL/K/39Translation of an extract of a letter from James Theodorus Klein, dated at Danzig (Gdansk), to Hans Sloane1739
RBO/15/6'An account of Letters found in the middle Substance of a beech Tree' by J T Klein1730
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