Authorised form of nameWright; William (1735 - 1819)
Dates1735 - 1819
Place of birthCrieff, Perthshire, Scotland
Date of birthMarch 1735
Place of deathEdinburgh
Date of death19 September 1819
Dates and placesBurial:
Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh
MD (St Andrews, in absentia)
Joined the Navy as Surgeon's mate; Surgeon General, Jamaica (1774); Stayed with Dr Maxwell Garthshore FRS (1775) on his return to London in 1777; worked at Kew; Regimental Surgeon to the Jamaica Regiment (1779); Physician to Sir Ralph Abercrombie's expedition to the West Indies (1795); knew Joseph Banks. Daniel Solander, John Fothergill, J Pringle and other FRS
FRCPE (President 1801)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election12/03/1778
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Olwyn M Blouet, 'Bryan Edward, FRS, 1743-1800' in NR 2000 vol 54 pp 215-222
Royal Society codeNA5969
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/6/245Letter, 'Jesuit's bark tree; Cabbage bark tree' from William Wright to John Ellis20 January 1775
L&P/7/205Letter, 'Of a child who had smallpox in the womb' from William Wright to John Hunter27 February 1781
EC/1777/25Wright, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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