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Authorised form of nameSomerville; William (1771 - 1860)
SurnameSomerville
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1771 - 1860
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Edinburgh, Scotland (22 April 1771)
Death:
Florence, Tuscany, Italy (25 June 1860)
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Surgeon
Education:
MD (1800, King's College, Aberdeen)
Career:
Surgeon in the Army; garrison surgeon to Cape Town on it capture by the British (after 1795); served on an expedition to the Mediterranean (1805; served in Canada (1807-1811); head of Army Medical Department, Scotland (1813) and lived there (until 1816); moved to London; Physician, Chelsea Hospital; wintered abroad (after 1838)
Memberships:
LRCP (1817)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/12/1817
RelationshipsSon of Thomas Somerville; married (1812) his cousin Mrs Greig (nee Fairfax), better known as Mary Somerville, scientific writer; stepfather of Woronzow Greig (FRS 1833)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/72172291
Royal Society codeNA3435
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/005349Sommerville, William1991
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
L&P/12/95Paper, 'On the structure of 'Hottentot' [Khoikhoi] women' by William Somerville1805
L&P/12/95/1Paper, 'On the structure of 'Hottentot' [Khoikhoi] women' by William Somerville1805
EC/1817/14Somerville, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/2/137Letter from William Somerville to John William Lubbock, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]15 August 1834
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