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Authorised form of nameBucknill; Sir; John Charles (1817 - 1897)
SurnameBucknill
ForenamesJohn Charles
Dates1817 - 1897
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England (25 December 1817)
Death:
Bournemouth (19 July 1897)
Burial:
Clifton-on-Dunsmore, near Rugby
ActivityPsychiatrist
Education:
Rugby School; Market Bosworth Grammar School; University College, London. MD
Career:
Appointed Superintendent, Devon county Lunatic Asylum (1844); Chancery Visitor of Lunatics (1862). Subsequently returned to private practice in London and founded the journal 'Brain'.
Freemason, initiated 8 March 1877 in the Lodge of Friendship No 6, London
Honours:
Kt 1894
Memberships:
MRCS (1840); LRCP (1853); FRCP (1859); Physiological Society, Paris (Honorary)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
07/06/1866
Published works'A Manual of Psychological Medicine' 1858 (first British textbook on insanity)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 130-131 signed by T C A
Library and Museum of Freemasonry, 'Freemasons and the Royal Society: Alphabetical List of Fellows of the Royal Society who were Freemasons' 2010 page 12
Royal Society codeNA6273
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/Maull/000643Bucknill, Sir John Charlesnd
NLB/9/499Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons29 May 1894
NLB/15/232Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons21 July 1897
EC/1866/02Bucknill, Sir John Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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