Authorised form of nameRichardson; Sir; Benjamin Ward (1828 - 1896)
Dates1828 - 1896
Place of birthSomerby, Leicestershire, England
Date of birth31 October 1828
Place of death25 Manchester Square, London
Date of death21 November 1896
Dates and placesBurial:
Cremated at Brookwood, Surrey
Research fieldMedicine
Glasgow. MD; MA
Settled in London (1854); Physician, Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, London (1856); Physician, London Temperance Hospital (1892); produced journal, 'Asclepiad'
Kt 1893
FRCP; Philosophical Society of America (Honorary 1863)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/06/1867
Royal Society activityLectures:
Croonian 1873
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 51-52 signed by T C A
Roy S Porter, 'Medical futures' (The Wilkins Lecture 2000) in NR 2001 vol 55 pp 325-329
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA4530
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1867/16Richardson, Sir Benjamin Ward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/003810Richardson, Sir Benjamin Wardnd
NLB/8/109Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons, 45 St Martin's Lane18 July 1893
NLB/7/444Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Benjamin Ward Richardson20 February 1893
NLB/5/475Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Benjamin Ward Richardson, [Fellow of the Royal Society]25 June 1891
NLB/5/1091Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Benjamin Ward Richardson, Fellow of the Royal Society4 January 1892
NLB/11/115Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Faraday & Son, 3 Berners Street, W.24 April 1895
MC/9/522Letter from B W [Benjamin Ward] Richardson, 12 Hinde Street, to Professor [Thomas Henry] Huxley, [Secretary of the Royal Society]21 March 1873
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
AP/47/5Unpublished paper, 'A report embracing an inquiry as to the possibility of restoring the life of warm-blooded animals in certain cases where the respiration, the circulation, and the ordinary manifestations of organic motion are exhausted as have ceased, part II: Experimental evidence' by Benjamin Ward RichardsonJune 1865
PP/5/8Paper, 'Observations on the ingesta and egesta of Mr Edward Payson Weston during his walk of 5,000 miles in 100 days' by A [Alexander] Wynter Blyth1884
PP/7/12Paper, 'Studies of disinfectants by new methods' by A [Alexander] Wynter Blyth1885
AP/65/4Unpublished paper, 'A contribution to the study of the comparative anatomy of flowers' by G [George] Henslow1887
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