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Authorised form of nameWood; William (1774 - 1857)
SurnameWood
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1774 - 1857
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Kendal, South Lakeland, Cumbria, England (1774)
Death:
Ruislip, Middlesex (26 or 28 May 1857)
ActivityProfession:
Bookseller
Surgeon
Research Field:
Natural history
Education:
St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
Career:
Practised as a surgeon at Wingham, near Canterbury; became interested in natural history; practised in London (1801-1815); started business as a bookseller of natural history subjects (retired 1840); retired to Ruislip, Middlesex; edited Buffon's "Natural History" (1812)
Memberships:
FLS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
24/12/1812
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Notes:
GM gives death date as 28 May 1857
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/67986161
Royal Society codeNA3280
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1812/17Wood, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/1Volume 1 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1800-1831
MC/1/68Letter from William Wood, Strand, to the Royal Society28 March 1821
MC/3/307Letter from William Wood, 39 Tavistock Street, to John David Roberton, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]26 October 1843
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