Authorised form of nameWithering; William (1741 - 1799); physician, botanist and mineralogist
Dates1741 - 1799
Place of birthWellington, Shropshire, England
Date of birthMarch 1741
Place of deathHis home, 'The Larches', Birmingham
Date of death06 October 1799
Dates and placesBurial:
Edgbaston old Church, Birmingham
Research fieldBotany
MD (1766, Edinburgh)
Practised as a doctor in Birmingham
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election24/11/1785
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Robert E Schofield, 'The Lunar Society of Birmingham; A Bicentenary Appraisal' in NR 1966 vol 21 pp 144-161
Douglas McKie, 'Priestley's Laboratory and Library and Other of his Effects' in NR 1956-57 vol 12 pp 114-136
At head of election certificate: Compounded
Royal Society codeNA7261
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1785/11Withering, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/004978Withering, Williamnd
L&P/7/251Letter, 'Analyses of toadstone and Rowley rag' from Joseph Priestley on behalf of William Withering to Joseph Banks28 March 1782
L&P/8/72Paper, 'On Terra ponderosa' by William Withering1783
L&P/9/164/1Paper, 'An account of some extraordinary effects of lightning' by William Withering1790
L&P/9/88Letter, 'Additional experiments and observations relating to the principle of acidity, the decomposition of water and phlogiston' from William Withering to Joseph Priestley22 February 1788
L&P/9/164Paper, 'An account of some extraordinary effects of lightning' by William Withering1790
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