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Authorised form of nameLister; Martin (1639 - 1712)
SurnameLister
ForenamesMartin
Dates1639 - 1712
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Radclive, Buckinghamshire, England (11 April 1639)
Death:
Epsom, Surrey (02 February 1712)
Burial:
Clapham Church, London
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Antiquary
Research Field:
Zoology, geology
Education:
Mr Barwick's School, Melton, Leicestershire; St John's College, Cambridge; BA (1659), MA (1662); MD (Oxford 1684)
Career:
Travelled in France; corresponded with John Ray (FRS 1667); practised in York (1670-1683) and London (1684); accompanied the Earl of Portsmouth on his embassy to Paris (1698); Physician to the Queen (1703-1712); benefactor to the Asmolean Museum, Oxford
Memberships:
FRCP (1687)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
2/11/1671
Proposers:
Henry Oldenburg
Council:
VP 1685-; Council 1683-1685, 1693-1694, 1697, 1699
RelationshipsSon of Sir Martin Lister, Knight, of Radclive, Buckinghamshire
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB; Venn; Hunter; Foster
References:
Robert W Unwin, 'A Provincial Man of Science at Work: Martin Lister, FRS, and his Illustrators 1670-1683' in NR 1995 vol 49 pp 209-230
David E Allen, 'Spider-Man at Work', review of John Parker and Basil Harley, eds, Martin Lister's English Spiders 1678 in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 144-145
Michael Hunter, 'The Social Bias and Changing Fortunes of an Early Scientific Institution: An Analysis of the Membership of the Royal Society, 1660-1685' in NR 1976-7 vol 31 pp 9-114
Marie Boas Hall, 'The Royal Society's Role in the Diffusion of Information in the Seventeenth Century' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 173-192
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
Notes:
Later possible birth date is from Hunter.
Royal Society codeNA8382
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EL/L5/30Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 28 April 1671
EL/L5/78Martin Lister to Henry Oldenburg nd
EL/D1/35David Davies, dated at Brathwaite, to Martin Lister28 June 1684
EL/L5/21Martin Lister to Henry Oldenburg23 December 1670
EL/H3/84Christopher Hunter, dated at Stockton, to Martin Lister15 May 1702
EL/L5/121Edward Lhwyd to Martin Lister1693
EL/S2/9Robert Sibbald, dated at Edinburgh, to Martin Lister20 January 1697
RBO/7/92'Of the Origine of white Vitriol and the figure of its Chrystalls not yet accounted for' by Martin Listernd
EL/L5/42Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 10 January 1671
EL/L5/67Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 19 January 1674
EL/O2/138Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Martin Lister18 November 1673
EL/O2/43Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Martin Lister20 January 1670
EL/B2/48Part of a letter from Mr Butterfield, dated at Paris, to Martin Lister7 September 1698
EL/L5/66Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 7 January 1673
EL/D1/38Samuel Dale, dated at Braintree, Essex, to Martin Lister1 February 1698
EL/L5/56Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 26 July 1673
EL/L5/27Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg4 March 1670
EL/B2/54Baudelot to Martin Lister nd
EL/L5/33Martin Lister to Henry Oldenburg 31May 1671
EL/L5/80Martin Lister, dated at Leatherhead, to Tancred Robinson2 May 1701
EL/L5/50Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 12 December 1672
EL/L5/36Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 17 July 1671
EL/L5/32Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 30 May 1671
EL/L5/29Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg8 April 1671
EL/L5/35Martin Lister to Henry Oldenburg 5 July 1671
EL/L5/44Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 19 March 1671
EL/L5/46Martin Lister, dated at York, to John Brook 12 April 1672
EL/L5/71Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 6 April 1674
EL/L5/68Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 28 January 1673
EL/L5/73Martin Lister, daetd at York, to Henry Oldenburg 16 January 1675
EL/L5/24Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg28 January 1670
EL/L5/28Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg17 March 1670
EL/L5/59Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 18 September 1673
EL/L5/58Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 2 September 1673
RBO/6/14'A Cement for the coating of Cisterns' communicated by Martin Listernd
EL/L5/69Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 7 February 1673
EL/L5/48Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 23 October 1672
EL/H3/85Christopher Hunter, dated at Stockton, to Martin Lister29 May 1702
EL/I1/167Francis Jessop, dated at Broomhall, to Martin Lister15 September 1673
EL/I1/164Francis Jessop of Bromhal in Yorkshire, to Martin Lister25 June 1673
EL/I1/166Francis Jessop to Martin Lister1673
RBO/8/39'An account of a Young Man Slain with Thunder and Lightning December 22 1698' from Ralph Thoresby to Martin Lister1698
EL/O2/52Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Martin Lister27 July 1671
EL/W3/54Nicolaus Witsen, dated at Amsterdam, to Martin Lister3 October 1698
EL/T/30Richard Towneley, dated at Towneley, to Martin Lister9 October 1693
EL/T/55Ralph Thoresby to Martin Lister22 December 1698
EL/P1/108Monsieur Poupart to Martin Listernd
EL/N1/30Walter Needham to Martin Lister1673
RBO/7/49'An Account of the Roman Pottery' by Ralph Thoresby sent to Martin Listernd
EL/S2/8Robert Sibbald, dated at Edinburgh, to Martin Lister26 October 1696
EL/T/52Ralph Thoresby, dated at Leeds, to Martin Lister11 November 1696
EL/T/53Ralph Thoresby, dated at Leeds, to Martin Lister30 October 1697
EL/O2/99Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Martin Lister12 December 1672
EL/O2/118Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Martin Lister12 June 1673
EL/H3/82Christopher Hunter, dated at Newcastle upon Tyne, to Martin Lister6 November 1700
EL/H3/83Christopher Hunter, dated at Stockton, to Martin Lister7 April 1702
RBO/6/63'A Proposal of a new way of Cutting for the Stone of the Bladder' by Martin Lister1685
RBO/8/46Letter from Thomas Molyneux to Martin Lister containing some additional observations on the Giant's Causeway1698
EL/L5/53Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 21 May 1673
EL/L5/77Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 9 July 1676
EL/L5/74Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 27 June 1675
EL/L5/45Martin Lister, dated at York, to the Archbishop of York10 April 1672
EL/L5/41Martin Liste, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 11 November 1671
EL/L5/39Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 16 October 1671
EL/L5/52Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 8 January 1672
EL/L5/37Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 25 August 1671
EL/L5/70Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 12 March 1673
EL/L5/38Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 13 September 1671
EL/L5/43Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 24 February 1671
EL/L5/51Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 1 January 1672
EL/O2/97Henry Oldenburg, dated at London, to Martin Lister29 October 1672
RBO/6/9'Tables of Sands and Clays' by Martin Lister1684
RBO/6/3Several observations of salty water by Martin Lister16 January 1683
EL/L5/81Martin Lister to Henry Oldenburg 15 September 1677
EL/L5/119Edward Lhwyd to Martin Lister1693
CLP/16/47Account of Roman antiquities found in Yorkshire by Martin Listernd
MM/10/89"Martini Lister Methodus Conchyliorum"17th century
EL/L5/122Edward Lhwyd, dated at Oxford, to Martin Lister1693
RBO/8/12'Estralto di Notizie Sopra la nuova Scoperta dell'origine d'elle pulci' sent in a letter to Martin Listernd
RBO/6/20'Some Experiments about Freezing, and the Difference betwixt common fresh Water Ice, and that of Sea Water: Also a probable conjecture about the Originall of the Niter of Aegypt' by Martin Lister14 January 1685
RBO/6/8'Of the Quicksilver rising and falling in the Barometer; And what may be gathered from its great rise in frosty weather' by Martin Lister20 March 1684
CLP/9i/52Paper, 'An explication of the figures in the plate with further remarks by another Fellow of the Royal Society' by Edward Lhwyd in a letter to Martin Lister[1698]
RBO/7/55'Concerning several Plants may be usefully cultivated for Produceing Grass or Hay' by Martin Listernd
RBO/7/50'An Account of the Nature and Differences of the Juices particularly of English Vegetables' by Martin Listernd
CLP/10i/33Account of the nature and differences of the juices in English vegetables by Martin Listernd
CLP/14i/47Concerning a venomous scratch with the tooth of a porpoise, its symptoms and care by Martin Listernd
CLP/15i/23Concerning spiders and snails sent by Mr Skippon sent to John Raynd
CLP/15i/57Anatomy of the scallop by Martin Listernd
RBO/9/23'An account of the Symptoms that attended two boys who had handled and washed a dog's head which had been bit by a mad dog' communicated by Martin Listernd
RBO/9/28'A new discovery of the original of Fleas' - extract from a letter from D'iacinto Cestone of Leghorn to Martin Lister1697
EL/L5/123Edward Lhwyd, dated at Pembroke, to Martin Lister5 June 1698
CLP/10i/34Details about several plants that might be useful for producing hay or grass by Martin Listernd
IM/002779Lister, Martin and Goedartius, Johannes1995
CLP/22i/55Paper, 'Sanctorii Sanctorii de statica medicina aphorismorum sectiones septem' with commentary by Martin Lister[1701]
CLP/22i/66Paper, 'Apicii Coelii de opsoniis et condimentis, sive arte coquinaria [Coeilius liked by bees concerning feasting and seasoning or the art of the kitchen] ' by Apicii Coelii7 March 1705
CLP/20/94Paper, Concerning M. [Jean de] Hautefeuille's work by Robert Hooke31 May 1699
EL/W2/17John Wallis, dated at Oxford, to Martin Lister12 January 1673
EL/L5/23Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg25 January 1670
EL/L5/25Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg8 February 1670
EL/L5/55Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 28 June 1673
EL/L5/63Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 1 December 1673
EL/L5/54Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 24 June 1673
EL/L5/62Martin Lister's answer to Nehemiah Grew 1673
EL/L5/64Martin Lister to Henry Oldenburg 19 December 1673
EL/L5/76Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 7 February 1674
EL/L5/65Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 3 January 1674
EL/L5/60Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 25 October 1673
EL/L5/20Martin Lister, dated at Carlton in Craven, to Henry Oldenburg9 August 1670
EL/L5/49Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 15 November 1672
IM/005324Lister, Martin1990
EL/H3/55Robert Hooke, dated at Gresham College, to Martin Lister5 January 1678
EL/C2/31Part of a letter from Robert Clarke, dated at Lincoln, to Martin Lister8 November 1697
EL/L5/34Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 14 June 1671
EL/L5/47Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 10 October 1672
EL/C2/30A notice from D'iacinto Cestone of Leghorn to Martin Lister1697
EL/L5/120Edward Lhwyd, dated at Dol Gelhey, to Martin Lister20 January 1694
IM/005251Lister, Martin1995
EL/L5/22Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg10 January 1671
EL/L5/57Copy of letter from Martin Lister to Henry Oldenburg 1673
EL/L5/72Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 15 July 1674
EL/L5/75Copy of a letter from Martin Lister to Henry Oldenburg 27 June 1675
EL/L5/79Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 15 September 1677
EL/L5/40Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 28 October 1671
EL/I1/170Copy of a letter from Francis Jessop to Martin Lister1674
EL/L5/26Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg15 February 1670
EL/M1/105Thomas Molyneux, dated at Dublin, to Martin Lister25 March 1698
EL/L5/61Martin Lister, dated at York, to Henry Oldenburg 4 November 1673
CLP/9i/51Paper, 'Coal-borings with role or record had from Mr Maleverer of Arncliffe in Yorkshire' by Maleverer[1698]
CLP/9i/52/1Paper, 'An explication of the figures in the plate with further remarks by another Fellow of the Royal Society' by Edward Lhwyd in a letter to Martin Lister[1698]
CLP/9i/52/2Plate, ten figures showing fossils of aquatic animals by Gul Jones[1698]
CLP/9i/52/3Plate, nine figures showing fossils of aquatic animals by Gul Jones[1698]
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