Authorised form of nameBoulton; Matthew (1728 - 1809)
Dates1728 - 1809
Place of birthBirmingham, England
Date of birth03 September 1728
Place of deathSoho
Date of death18 August 1809
Dates and placesBurial:
Handsworth, Birmingham
Entered his father's business, as a silver stamper and piercer; started his own factory in Soho, near Birmingham; in partnership with James Watt (1775-1800)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election24/11/1785
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Sir John Craig, 'The Royal Society and the Royal Mint' in NR 1964 vol 19 pp 156-167, plate
Robert E Schofield, 'The Lunar Society of Birmingham: A Bicentenary Appraisal' in NR 1966 vol 21 pp 144-161
R V Jones, 'The "Plain Story" of James Watt: the Wilkins Lecture 1969' in NR 1969 vol 24 pp 194-220
Sir Kenneth Hutchison, 'The Royal Society and the Foundation of the British Gas Industry' in NR 1984-85 vol 39 pp 245-270
D G King-Hele, 'Erasmus Darwin, Man of Ideas and Inventor of Words' in NR 1988 vol 42 pp 149-180
Desmond King-Hele, 'The 1997 Wilkins Lecture: Erasmus Darwin, the Lunaticks and Evolution' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 153-180
Desmond King-Hele, 'Erasmus Darwin's improved design for steering carriages - and cars' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 41-62
Patricia Fara, 'Letters from a scientific emperor', review of Neil Chambers, 'The letters of Sir Joseph Banks: a selection 1768 - 1829' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 264-265
R W Jones, 'Dalton's unfortunate choice' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 15-33
Royal Society codeNA8135
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/005532Boulton, Mathewnd
NLB/11/707Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to J R Thomas, 19 Down Street, Piccadilly, W.21 September 1895
NLB/11/697Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to J R Thomas, 19 Down Street, Piccadilly, W.19 September 1895
MM/23/7Exhibition card for samples from the Soho Mint11 November 1799
IM/000458Boulton, Mathewnd
EC/1785/12Boulton, Matthew: certificate of election to the Royal Society
HS/5/87Letter, from Matthew Robinson Boulton to Sir John Herscheln.d.
HS/5/86Letter, from Matthew Robinson Boulton to Sir John Herschel, dated at Soho2 April 1829
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