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Authorised form of nameMortimer; Cromwell (c 1699 - 1752)
SurnameMortimer
ForenamesCromwell
Datesc 1699 - 1752
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Essex, England (c 1699)
Death:
The family estate of Toppingo Hall, Hatfield Peverel, Essex (07 January 1752)
ActivityEducation:
Leyden: MD (1724). Cambridge: MD (Com Reg 1728)
Career:
Practised in London; Assistant to Sir Hans Sloane (FRS 1685) (1729-1740)
Memberships:
FRCP (1729); FSA (1734); Spalding Society (1737); Academie Royale des Sciences
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
27/06/1728
Proposers:
Francis Clifton; Claude Amyand; Sir Hans Sloane
Council:
Sec 1730-1752
Editor Phil. Trans.: 1729-1752
RelationshipsSon of John Mortimer (FRS 1705) and his third wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Sanders of Derbyshire; ?cousin of Samuel Sanders (FRS 1720)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; Venn; Innes Smith
References:
A D C Simpson, 'Newton's Telescope and the Cataloguing of the Royal Society's Repository' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 187-214
J A Chaldecott, 'Cromwell Mortimer, FRS (c. 1698-1752) and the Invention of the Metalline Thermometer for Measuring High Temperatures' in NR 1969 vol 24 pp 113-135
H G Lyons, 'Two Hundred Years Ago: 1739' in NR 1939 vol 2 pp 34-42
P Fontes da Costa, 'The Culture of Curiosity at The Royal Society in the first half of the eighteenth century', NR 2002 vo l56 pp 147-166
Obituary, Gentleman's Magazine (1752), p44; obituary, London Magazine (1752), p44
W Ramsey, P Daniels, E G Ramsey, 'The Limehouse Porcelain Factory - its output, antecedents, and the influence of the Royal Society of London on the evolution of English porcelain based on composition and technology. ' Published Inverscafgill, New Zealand, January 2013
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/32901076
Royal Society codeNA8055
Archives associated with this Fellow
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EL/B3/21Translation of a letter from Herman Boerhaave to Cromwell Mortimer1734
EL/M3/59Pierre Maupertuis, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer25 May 1738
EL/C2/73Nicolaus Cyrillus, dated at Naples, to Cromwell Mortimer1733
EL/D2/71John Desaguliers, dated at Channel Row, to Cromwell Mortimer8 November 1735
RBO/17/3'Some observations on a Case lately published in Philosophical Transactions by Dr Stewart communicated to Dr Mortimer'1731
EL/C3/6Translation of a letter from Claude Nicholas le Cat, dated at Rouen, to Cromwell Mortimer1740
EL/F2/28Translation of a letter from Du Fay, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1738
EL/M3/8de Mairau, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer25 February 1735
EL/Z/17Francis Maria Zanotti, dated at Bologna, to Cromwell Mortimer1 June 1740
EL/D2/57Paolo Matthia Doria, dated at Naples, to Cromwell Mortimer28 November 1732
EL/D2/68Paul Dudley, dated at Bolton, to Cromwell Mortimer24 December 1736
EL/S2/105Thomas Steward, dated at Bury St Edmund, to Cromwell Mortimer1 November 1738
EL/C2/72Translation of a letter from Nicolaus Cyrillus to Cromwell Mortimer1732
RBO/13/53'An account of some uncommon Anastomoses of the Spermatic Vessels in a Woman observ'd by Cromwell Mortimer'1728
EL/F2/45Extract of a letter from M Du Fay, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/C3/35Martin Clare, dated at Soho Square, to Cromwell Mortimer12 April 1737
RBO/20/40'A continuation of an Account of an Essay towards a Natural History of Carolina and the Bahama Islands by Mark Catesby'1737
EL/H4/15Francis Joseph Hunauld, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer12 November 1733
EL/C3/32Translation of a letter from Gaspero Cerat, dated at Florence, to Cromwell Mortimer1736
RBO/20/35'An Account of what further Electrical Experiments Mr Wheler hath made since May 11 1737 at the Royal Society's house London' by Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/B3/28Charles Balguy to Cromwell Mortimer29 August 1734
EL/D2/62Peter Desault to Cromwell Mortimer1735
EL/I2/30Joseph de Lisle, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer15 March 1740
EL/D2/58Translation of a letter from Paolo Matthia Doria to Cromwell Mortimer1732
EL/D1/95Paul Dudley, dated at Roxburg, New England, to Cromwell Mortimer12 April 1733
EL/B3/61Translation of a letter from John Matthew Barthius, dated at Ratisbon, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/B3/56Translation of part of a letter from Herman Boerhaave, dated at Leyden, to Cromwell Mortimer8 September 1738
EL/B3/49Translation of a letter from Theophilus Sigefridus Bayer, dated at St Petersburg, to Cromwell Mortimer24 August 1737
EL/F2/27Du Fay, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer30 March 1738
EL/D1/70William Derham, dated at Upminster, Essex, to Cromwell Mortimer27 March 1732
EL/E/12Mr Ellis and Matilda Ellis, dated at London, to Cromwell Mortimer25 May 1733
EL/F2/31Translation of a letter from Jean Paul Grandjean de Fouchy, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1740
EL/F2/23Translation of part of a letter from M du Fay, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1736
EL/B3/30John Belchier, dated at Stocks Market, to Cromwell Mortimer1730s
EL/G2/31An oral account of some electrical experiments by Stephen Gray written down by Cromwell Mortimer14 February 1736
RBO/14/120'An account of a Book intitled: an Essay on Ways and means for enclosing following planting etc Scotland' by Cromwell Mortimer1730
EL/D2/64Translation of a letter from John Gabriel Doppelmayer, dated at Nuremburg, to Cromwell Mortimer1734
EL/C3/39Collinson to Cromwell Mortimernd
EL/C3/38Translation of a letter from Antonio Cocchi, dated at Florence, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/C3/37Antonio Cocchi, dated at Florence, to Cromwell Mortimer26 October 1737
EL/C3/28Francois de la Croix, dated at Versailles, to Cromwell Mortimer16 April 1736
EL/C3/31Translation of part of a letter from Andreas Celsius, dated at Uppsala, to Cromwell Mortimer1 March 1738
EL/C2/75Translation of a letter from Nicolaus Cyrillus, dated at Naples, to Cromwell Mortimer1733
EL/D2/55Translation of a letter from Paolo Matthia Doria to Cromwell Mortimer1731
EL/D2/76John Gabriel Doppelmayer, dated at Nuremburg, to Cromwell Mortimer2 September 1740
EL/B3/51Translation of a letter from Herman Boerhaave, dated at Leyden, to Cromwell Mortimer10 May 1737
EL/D2/75John Desaguliers, dated at Kew, to Cromwell Mortimer13 December 1737
EL/D2/73John Desaguliers to Cromwell Mortimer29 October 1733
EL/W3/161Translation of a letter from Paul Werlhof, dated at Hanover, to Cromwell Mortimer1736
EL/F2/41Henry Forth to Cromwell Mortimer17 January 1737
EL/S2/103Bezaleel Sherman, dated at Keldon, to Cromwell Mortimer31 January 1737
EL/C3/11Claude Nicholas le Cat, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1 September 1738
RBO/21/50'An observation of the lights seen in the Air on March 18 1738-9 at London by Doctor Mortimer'1739
EL/H4/26J Handley, dated at St Albans, to Cromwell Mortimer29 November 1731
EL/L6/47Translation of a letter from Antony Leprotti to Cromwell Mortimer1735
EL/L6/45Smart Lethieullier, dated at Bond Street, to Cromwell Mortimer12 July 1734
EL/L6/51Ebenezer Latham to Cromwell Mortimer14 April 1738
EL/F2/39Martin Folkes to Cromwell Mortimer27 October 1737
EL/F2/44Extract of a letter from M Du Fay to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/F2/33De Fouchy, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer17 February 1739
EL/F2/36Copy of a letter from H Forth to Cromwell Mortimer1738
EL/G1/59Stephen Gray to Cromwell Mortimer1729
EL/G1/62Stephen Gray, dated at Charterhouse, to Cromwell Mortimer15 October 1732
EL/G1/65Stephen Gray to Cromwell Mortimer28 January 1735
EL/G2/23Celestino Galiani, dated at Naples, to Cromwell Mortimer1735
EL/G2/22Summary of letters from Monsieur Godin, astronomer of the Academy of Sciences of Paris, to Cromwell MortimerJanuary and February 1734
EL/G2/24Translation of a letter from Celestino Galiani, dated at Naples, to Cromwell Mortimer1735
EL/H4/28John Hamilton, dated at Chancery Lane, to Cromwell Mortimer26 October 1738
EL/N2/18Reverend Tim Neve, dated at Peterborough, to Cromwell Mortimer29 January 1736
EL/B3/25Charles Balguy to Cromwell Mortimer 17 October 1730
EL/B3/29An account of preserved dead bodies from part of a letter from Charles Balguy to Cromwell Mortimer1734
EL/W3/155Thomas Wallis, dated at Stamford, to Cromwell Mortimer15 March 1733
EL/C3/22Translation of an extract of a letter from Andreas Celsius, dated at Stockholm, to Cromwell Mortimer24 May 1736
EL/W4/14Translation of a letter from Johann Weidler, dated at Wittemberg, to Cromwell Mortimer1736
EL/I2/19Translation of a letter from Jacob Jattica, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1736
EL/W3/160Paul Werlhof, dated at Hanover, to Cromwell Mortimer3 June 1736
EL/W4/11Johann Weidler to Cromwell Mortimer25 October 1736
EL/W4/2Granville Wheler, dated at Otterden Place, to Cromwell Mortimer21 November 1737
EL/I2/18Jacob Jattica, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer12 May 1736
EL/I2/29Translation of a letter from Joseph de Lisle, dated at St Petersburg, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/C2/74Nicolaus Cyrillus, dated at Naples, to Cromwell Mortimer1732
EL/C3/27Gaspero Cerati, dated at Florence, to Cromwell Mortimer31 May 1737
EL/H4/29John Huxham, dated at Plymouth, to Cromwell Mortimer30 March 1739
EL/M3/46Translation of letter from Morand, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1738
EL/O2/184William Oliver, dated at Bath, to Cromwell Mortimer18 October 1736
EL/F2/42Henry Forth, dated at Darlington, to Cromwell Mortimer5 March 1737
EL/N2/15Abbe Nollet, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1733
EL/R1/86J Rogers, dated at Leeds, to Cromwell Mortimer13 October 1733
EL/N2/17Edward Nourse to Cromwell Mortimer18 January 1737
EL/S2/74Conrad Sprengell, dated at Bloomsbury Square, to Cromwell Mortimer13 March 1732
EL/M3/1Cromwell Mortimer to Monsieur Belidor4 March 1731
EL/S2/98Conrad Sprengell, dated at Bloomsbury, to Cromwell Mortimer12 July 1738
EL/R1/85J Rogers, dated at Leeds, to Cromwell Mortimer11 August 1733
EL/S2/91J A Segner, dated at Gottingen, to Cromwell Mortimer3 March 1738
EL/H4/24John Hadley to Cromwell Mortimer7 October 1731
EL/T/90Translation of a letter from Carlo Taglini, dated at Pisa, to Cromwell Mortimer1733
EL/S2/102Bezaleel Sherman, dated at Keldon, to Cromwell Mortimer7 March 1736
EL/S2/93Translation of a letter from John Andrew Segner to Cromwell Mortimer1738
EL/B3/48Letter from Theophilus Sigefridus Bayer, St Petersburg, to Cromwell Mortimer24 August 1737
MM/4/52Draft of letter from Cromwell Mortimer, London, to Owen Brigstocke9 November 1731
EL/T/93Christopher Trew, dated at Nuremburg, to Cromwell Mortimer1736
EL/T/86Teuber, dated at Halberstadt, to Cromwell Mortimer30 January 1735
EL/T/89Carlo Taglini, dated at Pisa, to Cromwell Mortimer24 July 1733
EL/B3/60Letter from John Matthew Barthius, dated at Ratisbon, to Cromwell Mortimer12 December 1737
EL/B2/93Bernard Forest de Belidor, dated from La Fere, to Cromwell Mortimer28 April 1734
EL/M3/61Translation of a letter from Monsieur Morand, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1739
EL/B3/23Thomas Baxter, dated at Crathorn in Yorkshire, to Cromwell Mortimer4 December 1731
EL/B3/46Littleton Brown to Cromwell Mortimer9 August 1736
EL/B3/82Translation of a letter from Monsieur Bussy, dated at Fontainebleau, to Cromwell Mortimer10 November 1739
EL/B3/20Herman Boerhaave, dated at Leyden, to Cromwell Mortimer 17 February 1734
EL/C2/71Nicolaus Cyrillus, dated at Naples, to Cromwell Mortimer1732
EL/C3/12Claude Nicholas le Cat, dated at Rouen, to Cromwell Mortimer and letter of recommendation from Morand, dated at Paris 11 July 1739
EL/C3/23Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1738
EL/C3/18Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Tornea, to Cromwell Mortimer1786
EL/C3/25Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/C3/36Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/C3/17Alexis Clairaut, dated at Tornea, to Cromwell Mortimer20 February 1736
EL/C3/33Translation of an extract from a letter from Andreas Celsius, dated at the mountain of Korpicula, to Cromwell Mortimer1736
EL/G2/32Stephen Gray, dated at Charterhouse, to Cromwell Mortimer9 June 1735
EL/D2/65John Gabriel Doppelmayer, dated at Nuremberg, to Cromwell Mortimer20 July 1734
EL/V/67Observations of the solar eclipse by Birgero Vassenio at Gothenburg, Sweden, on 2 May 173320 June 1733
EL/M3/2Copy of a letter from Cromwell Mortimer, dated at London, to Monsieur Belidor4 March 1731
EL/M3/3Translation of a letter from Cromwell Mortimer, dated at London, to Monsieur Belidor1731
EL/W4/3Translation of a letter from Johann Weidler, dated at Wittemberg, to Cromwell Mortimer1738
EL/Z/16Translation of a letter from Francis Maria Zanotti, dated at Bologna, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/W3/152Translation of a letter from Christian Wolff, dated at Marburg, to Cromwell Mortimer1732
MM/20/22Letter from Charles Francois de Cisternay to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society[8 August 1736]
EL/R2/43Paolo Rolli to Cromwell Mortimer23 June 1731
EL/T/94Translation of a letter from Christopher Trew, dated at Nuremburg to Cromwell Mortimer1736
EL/S2/71Extract of a letter from Conrad Sprengell to Cromwell Mortimer20 January 1731
MM/20/6Letter from Richard Hill to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society8 March 1735/6
MM/20/11Letter from John Machin to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society21 March 1742/3
MM/20/14Letter from James Mynde to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society9 April 1744
MM/20/15Letter from Roger Pickering to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society10 May 1744
EL/W4/8Translation of a letter from Johann Weidler, dated at Wittemberg, to Cromwell Mortimer1736
EL/C3/30Translation of a letter from Andreas Celsius, dated at Tornea, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
MM/20/5Letter from Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society describing a machine "called by the Dutch a Camel used to carry their large Ships over the Shallows"[10 February 1736/7]
EL/G1/60Stephen Gray, dated at Charterhouse, to Cromwell Mortimer20 January 1732
MM/20/43Letter from de Bussy to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society19 June 1743
MM/20/40Letter from Wollebius to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society4 July 1738
RBO/16/51'Of the Electricity of Water' in a letter from Stephen Gray, Charterhouse, to Cromwell Mortimer1731
RBO/14/46'An account of the Treatise intitled: F E Bruckmanni M D etc historia naturalis curiosa lapidis' by Cromwell Mortimer1728
MM/20/20Letter from Charles Francois de Cisternay to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society23 March 1736
CLP/11ii/23Paper, 'Experiments made upon ambergris for Hans Sloane' by [Cromwell Mortimer?][1731]
RBO/15/81'An account of M Le Blon's Principles of printing in imitation of painting and weaving Tapestry in the same way as Brocades are done' by Cromwell Mortimer1731
RBO/16/58'An account of a Company of curious Persons sent by the King of Poland into Africa, in order to enquire into the natural history of those parts' by Cromwell Mortimer1731
MM/20/12Letter from John Machin to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society17 November 1743
RBO/15/74'Of the late extraordinary Tides' in a letter from William Stukeley to Cromwell Mortimer1731
RBO/15/31'A Description of the aforesaid ancient Curiosities with some Conjectures on them' by Cromwell Mortimer1730
RBO/16/17An account of a treatise by M A Cappeller on the natural history of Mount Pilatus in Switzerland, taken from the Latin by Cromwell Mortimer1731
EL/M3/6T Madden, dated at Dublin, to Cromwell Mortimer29 April 1731
RBO/17/34Account of 'water of locusts' by Dr Stuart to Cromwell Mortimer1732
MM/20/17Letter from George Shelvocke to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society11 May 1744
EL/G1/61Stephen Gray, dated at Charterhouse, to Cromwell Mortimer7 June 1732
RBO/18/7'Further account of Experiments relating to Electrical Attraction' in a letter to Cromwell Mortimer to Stephen Gray, Charterhouse1732
RBO/20/31'A further Account with the Description of the Mosaic Pavement formerly in the Temple of Fortune at Praeneste [Palestrina]' by Cromwell Mortimer1737
RBO/19/25'A Discourse concerning the usefullness of Thermometers in Chemical experiments...' by Cromwell Mortimer1735
RBO/20/20'The Description of a Machine called by the Dutch a Kameel or Camel, used to carry their large Ships over the Shallows' by Cromwell Mortimer1736
RBO/19/69'A continuation of an Account of Mr Catesby's Essay towards a Natural History of Carolina and the Bahama Islands: with some Extracts out of the seventh Sett' by Cromwell Mortimer1736
RBO/21/28'Doctor Mortimer's Appendix to his Narration of experiments of the Vipers Bite, and its Cure (by Olive Oil) with some Remarks on the Cure of the bite of a mad Dog by Dampier's Remedy [the Pulvis Antilyssus Pharm.]1738
MM/20/8Letter from John Huxham to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society8 June 1739
MM/20/7Letter from Zabdiel Boylston to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society17 December 1737
MM/20/25Letter from Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society28 May 1733
MM/20/21Letter from Charles Francois de Cisternay to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society6 August 1736
MM/20/23Letter from Jean Jacques d'Ortus de Mairan to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society9 May 1736
CLP/11ii/19Letter, regarding effects of laurel water on dogs from R Porter to Cromwell Mortimer 11 January 1731
MM/20/41Letter from Jean Paul Grandjean de Fouchy to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society12 March 1740
MM/20/24Letter from Jean Jacques d'Ortus de Mairan to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society18 March 1741
MM/20/26Letter from Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society18 November 1737
MM/20/27Letter from Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society[18 February 1738]
MM/20/28Letter from Christian Bernhard Albinus to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society3 August 1723
MM/20/3Letter from Charles Fagge to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society2 August 1731
MM/20/19Letter from William Ross to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society28 September 1744
MM/20/18Letter from Barlow to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society[15 May 1744]
MM/20/33Letter from Johann Friedrich Weidler to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society2 February 1738
MM/20/36Letter from Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society27 December 1740
MM/20/13Letter from William Barlow to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society25 November 1743
MM/20/38Letter from Guiseppe Lorenzo Bruni to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society11 October 1743
MM/20/39Letter from Petrus Filenius to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society3 November 1736
MM/20/16Letter from William Barlow to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society11 May 1744
CLP/7ii/18Letter from John Senex to Cromwell Mortimer20 April 1739
MM/20/34Letter from Francis Maria Zanotti to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society9 December 1737
MM/20/31Letter from Johann Friedrich Weidler to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society17/28 October 1736
MM/20/30Letter from Johann Eberhard to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society 4 October 1736
MM/20/9'Remarks on a Letter from Mr Profesor Celsius to Dr Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society, dated at Upsal March 14 1738 [by Mr Professor Filenius, translated from the Latin]'c.18th century
CLP/11ii/14Paper, 'Examen and observations of a bituminous earth' by Sir Hans Sloane[1729]
RBO/16/38'Some Experiments concerning the poisonous quality of the simple Water distill'd from the Lauro-cerasus or common Laurel made upon Dogs at Toppingo Hall in Essex' by Cromwell Mortimer1731
RBO/14/98'An account of the Sceleton [skeleton] of a Man the Bones of which were fill'd with Lead, extracted out of Mr Weaver's ancient funeral Monuments in Britain and the Isles adjacent...'1729
EL/P2/22'Discourse upon the Surface of the Earth, as Delineated in a Specimen of a Philosophico-Geographicall Chart of East Kent' by Christopher Packe to Cromwell Mortimer15 November 1736
RBO/21/9'Concerning the Cure of the Bite of a Viper by Salad Oil' by Abraham Vater1737
CLP/12ii/43Account of some uncommon anastomoses of the spermatic vessels in a woman observed by Cromwell Mortimernd
CLP/11ii/18Paper, 'Some experiments concerning the poisonous quality of the simple water distilled distilled from the laurel-cerasus, or common laurel, made upon dogs, at Toppingo Hall in Essex' by Cromwell Mortimer 24 August 1731
RSL/1/17Letter from J Gray, Canterbury, to Dr Cromwell Mortimer22 June 1737
L&P/1/114Letter, 'Concerning a former paper of a comet' from Hugh Stackhouse to Cromwell Mortimer26 June 1742
L&P/2/23Letter, 'Observations at Pekin [Beijing] of a comet' from Anton Gogeisl to Cromwell Mortimer9 November 1748
EL/B2/90Translation of a letter from Bernard Forest de Belidor to Dr Mortimer1731
L&P/1/84Letter, 'Concerning the case of the woman who continues to speak without a tongue; the case of Margaret Cutting' from Edward Milward to Cromwell Mortimer26 April 1742
L&P/1/116Letter, 'Of Saltpetre' from Philip Henry Zollman to Cromwell Mortimer17 June 1742
L&P/1/54/1Letters, 'On snow' from Leonard Stocke to Cromwell Mortimer29 June 1741
L&P/1/54Paper, 'On snow' from Leonard Stocke to Cromwell Mortimer29 June 1741
L&P/1/71Letter, accompanying gift of books from Dean Copping, on behalf of the Dublin Society to Cromwell Mortimer15 February 1742
L&P/2/63Paper, 'Of the earthquake of March 8' by Cromwell Mortimer 8 March 1750
L&P/1/327Letter, 'Observations on the purity of Mr Lowndes new salt' from Cromwell Mortimer to Martin Folkes5 December 1744
L&P/2/53aLetter, 'Of the earthquake in London of March 8 1749/50' from Martin Clare to Cromwell Mortimer8 March 1750
L&P/1/393/1Letter, 'Of cutting for the stone' by Claude Nicholas Le Cat to Cromwell Mortimer1745
L&P/1/370Letter, 'Of a disorder of the liver (cyst)' from Charles Ferguson to Cromwell Mortimer10 March 1745
L&P/2/200Paper, 'Concerning Mr Bright, the fat man of Maldon, co. Essex' from J Coe to Cromwell Mortimer16 April 1751
L&P/1/201Letter, 'Bibliotheca Ericerana; being a list of the works printed or in MS written by members of the de Meneses family, Counts of Ericerana, beginning with a book by Didacus de Meneses published in 1628 and including 144 other works' from Francis Xavier Meneses to Cromwell Mortimer 1743
L&P/2/231Letter, 'Lime-water on vegetation' from Charles Alstone to Cromwell Mortimer17 March 1749
L&P/1/140Letter, 'On a case of extraordinary anstinence' from Robert Campbell to Cromwell Mortimer1 December 1742
L&P/1/429Paper, 'Of a cow-distemper near London' by Cromwell Mortimer1745
L&P/1/95Letter, 'On polyi taken out of the hearts of sailors' from John Huxham to Cromwell Mortimer23 April 1742
L&P/1/135/1Letter, 'On the constellation Aries' from Ebenezer Latham to Cromwell Mortimer8 July 1742
L&P/1/134Letter, 'On the number of inhabitants of Holland' from Willam Kersseboom to Cromwell Mortimer18 September 1742
L&P/2/150Letter, 'Of the Northern Lights seen 15 Feb 1749/50' from John Huxham to Cromwell Mortimer18 April 1750
L&P/2/359Letter, 'Of various Chinese plants and seeds' from Pierre d'Incarville to Cromwell Mortimer15 November 1751
L&P/1/36Letter, 'Of a balance swing or pressing steelyard' from Timothy Sheldrake to Cromwell Mortimer19 January 1741
L&P/1/423Letter, 'Of a fiery meteor, seen July 14, 1745' [with note from Comwell Mortimer] from G Costard to John Catlin14 July 1745
L&P/1/243Letter, 'Two remarkable medical observations' from Henry Banyer to Cromwell Mortimer6 June 1743
L&P/1/233Letter, 'An abstract of a Book of Greenland' from Hans Egedius to Cromwell Mortimer1743
L&P/1/64Letter, 'Criticism of a paper on springs by Dr Park' from George Hadley to Cromwell Mortimer27 February 1742
L&P/1/100Paper, 'A description of the human bladder' by William Douglas to Cromwell Mortimer[1742]
L&P/1/94Letter, 'Concerning the vegetating of melon seeds 42 years old' from Martin Triewald to Cromwell Mortimer16 December 1741
L&P/1/132Letter, 'Of an extraordinary dropsy' from Thomas Short to Cromwell Mortimer2 August 1742
L&P/1/250Letter, 'With a book on geography by Nicolaus Struyck' from John May to Cromwell Mortimer31 July 1743
L&P/1/12Paper slip, concerning John Hadley by Cromwell Mortimer[1941]
L&P/1/311Letter, 'Of ancient inscriptions at Rochester and Risingham' from Christopher Hunter to Cromwell Mortimer8 November 1744
L&P/1/11Letter, 'Of a passage in Plutarch relating to optics' from John Green to Cromwell Mortimer04 October 1741
L&P/1/97Letter, 'On barometers' [English translation] from Samuel Christian Hollman to Cromell Mortimer1 September 1742
L&P/1/255Letter, 'Of West Indian insects' from Roger Pickering to Cromwell Mortimer2 February 1743
L&P/1/210Letter, 'Of a calculus of great size, voided by a woman' from R Pearsall to Cromwell Mortimer11 May 1743
L&P/1/41Letter, 'Concerning the writer's book criticising a treatise' from Johann Andreas von Segner to Cromwell Mortimer1 September 1741
L&P/1/93Letter, 'Concerning exchange of transactions with the Royal Society of Sweden' from Martin Triewald to Cromwell Mortimer12 October 1741
L&P/2/160Letter, 'On his election as FRS [Fellow of the Royal Society]; speaks of the literarary honour done to him by the R.S. [Royal Society] admitting him their body' from Antoine Joseph de Sallier d'Argenville to Cromwell Mortimer1 June 1750
L&P/2/109Letter, 'Of Herculaneum' from William Freeman to Cromwell Mortimer11 September 1750
L&P/1/413Letter, 'Of the heat in animals' from Cromwell Mortimer to Martin Folkes20 June 1745
L&P/1/224Letter, 'Of mushrooms' from Roger Pickering to Cromwell Mortimer3 October 1743
L&P/1/242Letter, 'A draught of the octant which Dr Sharp desired him to send' from David Hastings to Cromwell Mortimer31 October 1743
L&P/1/157Letter, 'Of his paper des sens and his machine' from Claude Nicholas Le Cat to Cromwell Mortimer25 November 1742
L&P/1/427Letter, 'Of the death of his father Aloysius' from Francis Xavierius Raphael de Meneses to Cromwell Mortimer 1745
L&P/1/312Letter, 'Of an egg' by John Green to Cromwell Mortimer13 October 1744
L&P/2/104Letter, 'Of the variation of the magnetic needle' from Petrus Wargentin to Cromwell Mortimer1 May 1750
L&P/2/96Letter, 'Avis aux astronomes' from N L de la Caille to Cromwell Mortimer21 January 1751
L&P/2/21Letter, 'A letter dated Petersburg with a premium offered by the Imperial Academy of Sciences of Petersburg' from Christian Nicolas de Winshelm to Cromwell Mortimer16 December 1749
L&P/1/338Letter, 'On the translation of the Phil Trans into French and of the explorers of Peru, M M Godin & Bougere' from Sauveur Francois Morand to Cromwell Mortimer29 November 1744
L&P/1/308Letter, 'The comet of 1744' from Thomas Clap to Cromwell Mortimer1 April 1744
L&P/2/86Letter, 'Of Mrs Stephens medicines' from Claude Joseph Geoffroy to Cromwell Mortimer12 June 1750
L&P/2/105Letter, 'Of colour and refrangibility of light' from unknown author to Cromwell Mortimer21 July 1750
L&P/1/296Letter, 'Of the transit of Mercury' from Thomas Clap to Cromwell Mortimer1744
L&P/1/289Letter, 'As to an astronomical discovery - a new method of calculating eclipses' from Christian Louis Gersten to Cromwell Mortimer3 March 1744
L&P/1/360Letter, 'Refers to the death of Sir H Sloane and to a meeting with Lieberkuhn' from Gasparo Cerati to Cromwell Mortimer1 January 1745
L&P/1/409Paper, 'Of the qudruped, the Persian ox' by Cromwell Mortimer1745
L&P/1/461Letter, 'Acknowledgment of his election' from Henri Francois Le Dran to Cromwell Mortimer25 November 1745
L&P/1/371Letter, 'Of a dropsical case' from Louis Jean Thieuillier to Cromwell Mortimer21 November 1743
L&P/1/448Letter, '4 enclosures, 1 being no. of Commercium Literarium' from Christopher Jacob Trew to Cromwell Mortimer1 October 1745
L&P/2/248Letter, 'Of hernias' from Claude Nicholas Le Cat to Cromwell Mortimer3 April 1750
L&P/1/339Letter, 'Of the suddenness of congelation; of kindling bodies by electricity; of a micrometer adjusted to Scarlet's microscope' from Samuel Christian Hollman to Cromwell Mortimer1744
L&P/2/9Letter, 'On election as FRS and on the subject of no. 8 [L&P/2/7]' from Francois Le Dran to Cromwell Mortimer20 September 1749
L&P/2/182Letter, 'Of three new instruments' from Claude Nicholas Le Cat to Cromwell MortimerOctober 1749
L&P/2/19Letter, 'An astronomical problem' from Taubert to Cromwell Mortimer28 November 1749
L&P/2/33/1Letter, 'Of geography among the Chinese, and of paper money current in China' from Antoine Gaubil to Cromwell Mortimer9 November 1748
L&P/2/33Paper, 'Of geography among the Chinese, and of paper money current in China' by Antoine Gaubil9 November 1748
L&P/2/208Letter, 'On his election as FRS [Fellow of the Royal Society]' from Cesar Francois Cassini de Thury to Cromwell Mortimer23 April 1751
L&P/2/187Letter, 'On the inoxa' from Picot de Premeuil to Cromwell Mortimer26 July 1749
L&P/2/185Letter, 'Of the sea porcupine caterpillar' from F G Roederer to Cromwell Mortimer21 August 1749
L&P/2/106Letter, 'Of certain amulets of slaty coal (Kimmeridge)' from Richard Pococke to Cromwell Mortimer28 February 1751
L&P/2/136Letter, 'Of the Morbus strangularitorius' from John Starr to Cromwell Mortimer10 January 1749
L&P/2/154Letter, 'Of Dr Burton's obstetric instruments' from [J D] to Cromwell Mortimer20 June 1750
L&P/2/167Letter, 'Of a uterine excrescence' from J Burton to Cromwell Mortimer28 March 1750
L&P/2/186Letter, 'Of his obstetric instruments' from J Burton to Cromwell Mortimer16 February 1751
L&P/2/165Paper, 'Description of a fish without scales shown to the R.S. [Royal Society] by Ralph Bigland' from Cromwell Mortimer to the Royal Society1750
L&P/2/211Letter, 'Of a piece of slate' from John Huxham to Cromwell Mortimer19 May 1751
L&P/2/227Letter, 'Offers himself as a correspondent in Bohemia' from Joseph Staplin to Cromwell Mortimer11 April 1751
L&P/2/236Letter, 'Of a curious peach tree' from Georg Matthias Bose to Cromwell Mortimer11 February 1751
L&P/2/247/1Letter, 'Mentions sending to R.S. [Royal Society] two vols in Chinese, one of logarithms, one of lunar & solar Newtonian tables; also new astronomical tables for 1746-7' from Augustin Hallersten to Cromwell Mortimer18 September 1750
L&P/2/438Letter, 'On various medical and other subjects' from Daniel Dumaresq to Cromwell Mortimer11 October 1751
L&P/1/96Letter, 'On barometers' from Samuel Christian Hollman to Cromell Mortimer[1742]
CLP/22ii/42Paper, 'Account of Mark Catesby's Essay towards the natural history of Carolina and the Bahama Islands with some extracts out of the first three sets' by Cromwell Mortimer1730
L&P/1/98Letter, 'Catalogue of plants in Suabia' from Balthasar Erhardt to Cromwell Mortimer13 June 1741
CLP/22ii/76Paper, 'Continuation of an account of an essay towards a natural history of Carolina and the Bahama Islands ... with some extracts out of the ninth set' by Mark Catesby and Cromwell Mortimer[1738]
CLP/18ii/39Calculation of the velocity of the air moved by the newly-invented centrifugal bellows by J T Desaguliers1736
CLP/2/39Paper 'A proposal for the measurement of the earth in Russia' [read by Joseph Nicholas De Lisle]1737
CLP/22ii/69Paper, 'Continuation of an account of an essay towards a natural history of Carolina and the Bahama Islands ... with some extracts from the eighth set' by Mark Catesby and Cromwell Mortimer1735
L&P/2/153Letter, 'Catalogue from Peking [Beijing] of plants' from Pierre D'Incarville to Cromwell Mortimer11 November 1748
CLP/22ii/80Paper, 'Abstract of inaugural dissertation published at Wittemburg in 1735 by Abraham Vater concerning the cure of the viper's bite using salad oil' by Cromwell Mortimer[1738]
CLP/4ii/7Paper, observations of a halo surrounding the sun by unknown author11 August 1732
CLP/8ii/62Paper, observations of a comet seen at Madras and at Lisbon 1737
EL/M3/10J Muller to Cromwell Mortimer17 March 1734
EL/M3/18G F Muller, dated at St Petersburg, to Cromwell Mortimer30 June 1733
RBO/13/60Dr Mortimer's account of a Book intituled Fossils of all Kinds .... ' by John Woodward 1728
RBO/17/19Account of a woman who died of 'hydrops ovarii' when she was 33 years old from John Belchier, surgeon, to Cromwell Mortimer1732
MM/20/32Letter from Johann Friedrich Weidler to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society1 January 1737
RBO/15/68'An account of a 'Capricornus' found in solid Wood' by Cromwell Mortimer1730
EL/B3/44Part of a letter from William Burton at Windsor to Cromwell Mortimer24 May 1734
EL/C3/24Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer15 September 1737
EL/C2/89John Crivelli, dated at Venice, to Cromwell Mortimer15 May 1734
EL/L6/46Antony Leprotti to Cromwell Mortimer23 July 1735
EL/M3/60Translation of a letter from Pierre Maupertuis, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1738
EL/D2/63John Gabriel Doppelmayer, dated at Nuremburg, to Cromwell Mortimer16 April 1734
EL/F2/24Stephen de Fourmont to Cromwell Mortimer1735
EL/F2/43Extract of a letter from M Du Fay to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/H4/8Hall, dated at the Inner Temple, to Cromwell Mortimer4 June 1733
EL/G1/63Stephen Gray, dated at Charterhouse, to Cromwell Mortimer6 February 1733
EL/W4/1Granville Wheler, dated at Otterden Place, to Cromwell Mortimer19 December 1737
EL/W3/151Christian Wolff, dated at Marburg, to Cromwell Mortimer4 September 1732
EL/S2/73Conrad Sprengell, dated at Bloomsbury Square, to Cromwell Mortimer5 July 1731
EL/M3/9Translation of a letter from de Mairau, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1735
EL/C2/93A note taken from a letter from Andreas Celsius to Cromwell MortimerApril 1736
EL/R2/40Translation of a letter from Ludovicus a Ripa, dated at Padova, to Cromwell Mortimer1734
EL/C3/29Translation of a letter from Francois de la Croix, dated at Versailles, to Cromwell Mortimer1736
EL/C3/9Translation of a letter from Andreas Celsius, dated at Uppsala, to Cromwell Mortimer1738
EL/C3/26Translation of a letter from Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/C3/13Translation of a letter from Claude Nicholas le Ca, dated at Rouen, to Cromwell Mortimer and letter of recommendation from Morand, dated at Paris1739
RBO/16/60'An account of a Person who for two years could not swallow any Liquid' communicated by Theophilus Lobb to Cromwell Mortimer1731
RBO/16/56'The Anatomy of a Female Beaver, and an account of Castor found in her' by Cromwell Mortimer1731
RBO/18/48'Continuation of an account of Mr Mark Catesby's Essay towards a Natural History of Carolina and the Bahama Islands with some Extracts out of the fifth Sett' by Cromwell Mortimer1733
RBO/19/11'A Continuation of an Account of an Essay towards a Natural History of Carolina and the Bahama Islands by Mark Catesby with some extracts out of the sixth Set' by Cromwell Mortimer1734
MM/20/42Letter from Etienne Simon de Gamaches to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society25 May 1740
MM/20/37Letter from Thomas le Seur and Francois Jacquier to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society9 January 1741
MM/20/35Letter from Francis Maria Zanotti to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society1 June 1740
RBO/15/37'An account of Mr Mark Catesby's Essay towards the natural history of Carolina and the Bahama Islands' by Cromwell Mortimer1730
EL/M3/48Monsieur de Reaumur, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer1738
L&P/2/255Letter, 'Of a fistulous hernia' from Claude Nicholas Le Cat to Cromwell Mortimer1752
CLP/2/29Paper, 'An account of Mr James Christoper Le Blon's principles of printing in imitation of painting and of weaveing tapestry in the same manner as brocade' by Cromwell Mortimer1730
EL/B2/96Bernard Forest de Belidor, dated from La Fere, to Cromwell Mortimer16 March 1735
EL/C3/10Translation of an extract from a letter from Andreas Celsius, dated at Uppsala, to Cromwell Mortimer2 October 1739
EL/C3/2Alexis Clairaut, dated at Paris, to Cromwell Mortimer13 December 1737
EL/W4/11aTranslation of a letter from Johann Weidler, dated at Wittemberg, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
EL/C3/1Translation of a letter from Andreas Celsius, dated at Tornea, to Cromwell Mortimer1737
RBO/16/3'An account of the Gold Mines in Brazil belonging to the King of Portugal communicated in a letter to Cromwell Mortimer by Jacob de Castro Sarmento1731
MM/20/10Letter from David Hartley to Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary, Royal Society2 August 1742
MM/20/51Newspaper cuttings on the Royal Society1732-1739, 1820
RBO/19/9'A narration of the Experiments made June 1 1734 at the Buffaloe Tavern Bloomsbury on a Man who suffer'd himself to be bit by a Viper or common Adder and on other Animals likewise bitten by the same and other vipers drawn up by Cromwell Mortimer'1734
RBO/16/2Concerning a hazelstick swallowed by a horse which came out of his side after some time1731
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