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Authorised form of nameWedgwood; Josiah (1730 - 1795); Potter
Other forms of nameWedgewood, Josiah
SurnameWedgwood
ForenamesJosiah
Dates1730 - 1795
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Burslem, Staffordshire, England
Baptism:
12 August 1730
Death:
Etruria Hall, near Barlaston, Staffordshire (03 January 1795)
Burial:
Stoke-on-Trent churchyard, Staffordshire
ActivityResearch Field:
Ceramic technology, chemistry
Career:
Partner in a small pot-works near Stoke; opened his own works at Burslem (1759); patented "Queen's ware"
Memberships:
FSA (1786)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
16/01/1783
RelationshipsHis daughter Susannah married Robert Waring Darwin FRS (1788), who was son of Erasmus Darwin FRS (1761) and father of their fifth child Charles Robert Darwin FRS (1839); the second wife of Sir James Mackintosh (FRS 1813) was sister to Louisa, who married John Wedgwood, and Elizabeth who married Josiah Wedgwood, the sons of Josiah Wedgwood
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
Robert E Schofield, 'The Lunar Society of Birmingham; A Bicentenary Appraisal' in NR 1966 vol 21 pp 144-161
Nora Barlow, 'Erasmus Darwin, FRS (1731-1802)' in NR 1959 vol 14 pp 85-98
John Thomas, 'Josiah Wedgwood's Portrait Medallions of Fellows of the Royal Society' in NR 1963 vol 18 pp 45-53, plate
D G King-Hele, '"Vase-Maker General to the Universe"', review of Robin Reilly, Josiah Wedgwood, 1730-1795 in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 159-161, plate
Desmond King-Hele, 'The 1997 Wilkins Lecture: Erasmus Darwin, the Lunaticks and Evolution' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 153-180
Milo Keynes, 'The Portland Vase: Sir William Hamilton, Josiah Wedgwood and the Darwins' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 237-259, plate
R W Jones, 'Dalton's unfortunate choice' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 15-33
J Browne, 'Darwin on Darwin. Charles Darwin's The Life of Erasmus Darwin, ed D King-Hele' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 346 - 348
D King-Hele, 'Makers of the future. The Lunar Men: the friends who made the future, by J Uglow' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 348 - 350
Royal Society codeNA8026
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/5/18Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood16 January 1784
MM/5/12Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood8 January 1783
MM/5/3Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood31 May 1781
MM/5/9Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood16 September 1782
M/256Smith, Adam1787
MM/5/27Letter from Joseph Priestley to Josiah WedgwoodOctober 1790
MM/5/23Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood8 January 1788
MM/5/22Copy of a letter from Josiah Wedgwood to Joseph Priestley25 August 1787
MM/5/14Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood23 January 1783
MM/5/10Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood10 October 1782
MM/5/15Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood7 March 1783
MM/5/21Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood1787
MM/5/28Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood16 February 1791
MM/5/26Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood9 October 1788
MM/5/4Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood26 June 1781
MM/5/13Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood16 January 1783
MM/5/11Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood8 December 1782
MM/5/17Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood24 July 1783
MM/5/5Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood8 August 1781
MM/5/19Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood23 January 1784
MM/5/24Letter from Joseph Priestley to Josiah WedgwoodSeptember 1788
MM/5/30Letter from Joseph Priestley, London, to Josiah Wedgwood7 September 1791
MM/5/1Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood30 November 1780
CB/4/1/18Receipts for clothing, servants' wages, portmanteau, purchases from Josiah Wedgwood accumulated by Charles Blagden1784
MM/5/25Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood18 August 1788
MM/20/50Letter from Josiah Wedgwood to Joseph Priestley30 July 1791
MM/5/29Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood26 February 1791
RSL/3/52Letter from Josiah Wedgwood, Etruria, to Sir Joseph Banks26 December 1796
M/255Herschel, Sir William
CB/1/6/202Letter from J Wedgwood, Etruria to Charles Blagden, 2 King's Road11 September 1784
MM/5/8Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood21 March 1782
M/254Hooker, Sir William Jackson
MS/391/213Bond of Josiah Wedgwood to the Treasurer of the Royal Society16 January 1783
L&P/7/178Paper, 'A method of ascertaining very great degrees of heat' by Josiah Wedgwood1780
L&P/7/249Paper, 'Attempt to make a thermometer for higher degrees of heat' by Josiah Wedgwood1782
L&P/8/23Paper, 'Some experiments upon black wadd' by Josiah Wedgwood1783
L&P/8/79/2Plate, 'Mercurial thermometer' by Josiah Wedgwood1784
L&P/8/79/4Plate, 'Scale' by Josiah Wedgwood1784
L&P/8/79Paper, 'An attempt to comparer and connect [the indications of J W's pyrometer] with those of the mercurial thermometer' by Josiah Wedgwood1784
L&P/8/79/3Plate, 'Large funnel, filled with a solid mass of ice' by Josiah Wedgwood1784
L&P/8/79/1Paper, 'An attempt to comparer and connect [the indications of J W's pyrometer] with those of the mercurial thermometer' by Josiah Wedgwood1784
L&P/9/1/1Paper, 'Additional observations on making a thermometer for measuring the higher degrees of heat' by Josiah Wedgwood1786
L&P/9/1Paper, 'Additional observations on making a thermometer for measuring the higher degrees of heat' by Josiah Wedgwood1786
L&P/9/1/2Plate, 'Thermometer for measuring the higher degrees of heat' by Josiah Wedgwood1786
L&P/9/167Letter, 'On the analysis of a mineral substance from New South Wales' from Josiah Wedgwood to Joseph Banks12 March 1790
IM/004829Wedgwood, Josiahnd
MM/5/7Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood6 March 1782
MM/5/16Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood23 March 1783
MM/20/46Letter from Joseph Priestley to Josiah Wedgwood22 July 1781
MM/5/20Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood8 November 1784
MM/5/6Letter from Joseph Priestley, Birmingham, to Josiah Wedgwood18 August 1781
MM/20/48Letter from Joseph Priestley to Josiah Wedgwood26 August 1787
EC/1782/08Wedgwood, Josiah: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/20/49Letter from Joseph Priestley to Josiah Wedgwood26 June 1791
MM/20/47Letter from Joseph Priestley to Josiah Wedgwood6 May 1783
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