Authorised form of nameWhitehurst; John (1713 - 1788)
Dates1713 - 1788
Dates and placesBirth:
Congleton, Cheshire, England (10 April 1713)
At his residence in Bolt Court, Fleet Street, London (18 February 1788)
St Andrew's burying ground, Gray's Inn Road, London
Scientific instrument maker
Opened own clock and watch making business, Derby, also made scientific instruments; Stamper of the money weights (1775); his house in London was previously the home of James Ferguson (FRS 1763)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Sir John Craig, 'The Royal Society and the Royal Mint' in NR 1964 vol 19 pp 156-167
Robert E Schofield, 'The Lunar Society of Birmingham; A Bicentenary Appraisal' in NR 1966 vol 21 pp 144-161
Douglas McKie, 'Priestley's Laboratory and Library and Other of his Effects' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 114-13
Desmond King-Hele, 'The 1997 Wilkins Lecture: Erasmus Darwin, the Lunaticks and Evolution' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 153-180
H S Torrens, 'The Father of Derbyshire Geology', review of Maxwell Craven, John Whitehurst of Derby: Clockmaker and Scientist 1713-88 in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 341-342
Royal Society codeNA8029
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/004881Whitehurst, Johnnd
V/011Whitehurst, John1786
NLB/14/228Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Alexander Richardson Binnie26 January 1897
NLB/14/318Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Alexander R Binnie, 77 Ladbroke Grove, W.15 February 1897
L&P/6/189Letter, 'Of ignited substances' from John Whitehurst to James Stuart29 November 1775
MS/391/194Bond of John Whitehurst to the Treasurer of the Royal Society13 May 1779
L&P/4/392Letter, 'Thermometric observations at Derby' from John Whitehurst to Benjamin Franklin5 February 1767
L&P/7/131Letter, 'The case of Mr Yapp' from John Whitehurst to John Pringle19 April 1779
EC/1779/09Whitehurst, John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
P/0242Portrait of Whitehurst, John 1786
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