Authorised form of nameWatson; Sir; William (1744 - c 1825); physician and astronomer
Dates1744 - c 1825
Date of birth28 August or 08 September 1744
Charterhouse, Surrey
Kt 1796
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election10/12/1767
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Charterhouse Miscellany
Kevin J Fraser, 'John Hill and the Royal Society in the Eighteenth Century' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 43-67
G L'E Turner, 'A Portrait of James Short, FRS, Attributable to Benjamin Wilson, FRS' in NR 1967 vol 22 pp 105-112
Douglas McKie, 'Priestley's Laboratory and Library and Other of his Effects' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 114-136
Royal Society codeNA791
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AB/1/2/1/118Receipts for admissions money paid by Mr William Watson of Caius College, Cambridge and Richard Alexander Bennet1767
AB/1/2/1/132Letter to James West from William Watson15 October 1768
RR/16/198Referee's report by William Watson, on a paper 'The effects of changes of temperature on the modulus of torsional rigidity of metal wires' by Frank Horton18 April 1904
L&P/1/229Letter, 'About Mr Pickering's paper on the seeds of mushrooms' from William Watson to the Royal Society17 November 1743
L&P/7/195/1Letter, 'Further of the comet and of a micrometer for taking angles of position' from William Herschel to William Watson1781
L&P/7/192/1Letters, 'Of a comet seen on 13 March' from William Herschel to William Watson27 March 1781
EC/1767/23Watson, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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