Authorised form of nameBancroft; Edward (1744 - 1821)
Dates1744 - 1821
Place of birthWestfield, Massachusetts
Date of birth09 January 1744
Place of deathMargate
Date of death08 September 1821
MD (1774) Marischal College, Aberdeen University
Practising medicine in Guiana (1763); wrote articles for the Monthly Review, a post obtained for him by Benjamin Franklin; American spy, later spied in France for the British
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election20/05/1773
Bulloch's Roll; DAB
R V Jones, 'Benjamin Franklin' in NR 1976-7 vol 31 pp 201-225
Royal Society codeNA8115
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/25/11Letter from Edward Bancroft, to Cadell & Davis [sic, Cadell & Davies], Booksellers, Strand, London9 June 1813
L&P/6/61Letter, 'Of ink' from Edward Bancroft to Samuel Horsley18 March 1774
L&P/6/111Letter, 'Note on nigrescent vegetables' from Edward Bancroft to John Walsh8 March 1774
L&P/6/112Paper, 'On producing and communicating colours' by Edward Bancroft25 March 1773
IM/000229Bancroft, Edwardnd
IM/000230Bancroft, Edward2000
EC/1773/12Bancroft, Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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