Colonial fellows of the Royal Society of London, 1661-1788

  title={Colonial fellows of the Royal Society of London, 1661-1788},
  author={Raymond Phineas Stearns},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={178 - 246}
  • R. P. Stearns
  • Published 1 April 1951
  • History, Economics
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
I. Statutes relating to the admission of Fellows of the Royal Society. That inhabitants of the British colonies in America were sometimes elected Fellows of the Royal Society of London has been known since the foundation of the Society, but no one has attempted to prepare from the Society’s original records a complete list of colonial Fellows.2 Such a list, as it may indicate the names of those colonial scientists, both amateur and professional, who, by constant intercourse with Fellows of the… 
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