Authorised form of nameHunter; William (1718 - 1783); physician
Dates1718 - 1783
Place of birthLong Calderwood, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of birth23 May 1718
Place of deathLondon
Date of death30 March 1783
Dates and placesBurial:
The rector's vault, St James's, Piccadilly
Research fieldAnatomy
Physician extraordinary to the Queen (by 1767)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election30/04/1767
RelationshipsBrother of John Hunter (FRS 1767); uncle of Matthew Baillie (FRS 1790)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Martin Kemp, 'True to Their Natures: Sir Joshua Reynolds and Dr William Hunter at the Royal Academy of Arts' in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 77-88, plate
Royal Society codeNA7363
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002323Hunter, Williamnd
CB/1/4/169Letter from Dr William Hunter to Charles Blagden, No 2 King's Roadnd
L&P/7/91Letter, 'Account of an infant musician' from Charles Burney to William Hunter9 February 1779
L&P/1/194Paper, 'Of the structure and diseases of articulating cartilages' by William Hunter1743
L&P/1/194/1Paper, 'Of the structure and diseases of articulating cartilages' by William Hunter1743
L&P/5/8Paper, 'Observations on the bones, supposed to be those of elephants, found near Ohio' by William Hunter20 December 1767
L&P/7/203Letter, 'A singular case of convulsions' from Adair Hawkins to William Hunter18 December 1780
L&P/6/108Letter, 'Account of an extraordinary acephalous birth' from W Cooper to William Hunter6 June 1774
L&P/5/223Paper, 'The nyl-gau, an Indian animal' by William Hunter 1771
L&P/5/49Letter, 'Of the lymphatic system in birds' from William Hewson to William Hunter1768
L&P/5/114Paper, 'The lymphatic system in amphibious animals' from William Hewson to William Hunter1769
L&P/7/179Paper, 'Essay on a new method of applying the screw' by William Hunter1780
L&P/5/152/1Letters, 'Of bones in the rock of Gibraltar' from John Boddington to William Hunter and from William Hunter to Matthew Maty1770
L&P/6/159Paper, 'Of the origin of the Lues venerea' by William Hunter 1775
L&P/6/203Paper, 'Inequalities in human uterers; with abstract by William Hunter' by Marco Antonio Leopoldo Caldani17 April 1775
L&P/5/319Letter, 'Electrical experiments and phenomena' from William Hunter to the Royal Society28 June 1772
L&P/6/254Paper, 'Of the illness and death of Mr Maty' by William Hunter and Henry Watson1777
L&P/7/179/1Paper, 'Essay on a new method of applying the screw' by William Hunter1780
L&P/7/103Letter, 'Account of an infant musician' by Charles Burney to William Hunter [Copy]7 February 1779
IM/002324Hunter, Williamnd
IM/002322Hunter, Williamnd
EC/1767/09Hunter, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/7/138Paper, 'Discovery of the mode of foetal circulation claimed as against his brother, John Hunter and on the placenta' by William Hunter3 February 1780
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