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Authorised form of nameBurnett; Sir; William (1779 - 1861)
Dates1779 - 1861
NationalityBritish
Place of birthMontrose, Tayside, Scotland
Date of birth1779
Place of deathChichester, Sussex
Date of death16 February 1861
OccupationPhysician
ActivityEducation:
MD (Marischal College, Abderdeen, 1825)
Career:
Medical department of the Royal Navy; Physician and Inspector of Hospitals to the Mediterranean Fleet (1810)
Honours:
CB; Kt 1831; KCB 1850
Memberships:
FCP (1836)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election18/04/1833
Date of ejection or withdrawalWithdrew from the Society 1856/57 (PL)
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1845-1846
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
G C Cook, 'Richard Dobson Kt MRCS FRS (1773-1847) and the inferior status of naval medicine in the early nineteeth century: End of the Fleet physicians' in NR 2005 pp 35-43
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/59476898
Royal Society codeNA7556
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1824/07Burnett, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
EC/1833/05Burnett, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/11/93Report by the Charter Committee of the Royal Society16 June 1846
PT/51/5/2Plate, figures 1-4 showing several views of the Macgillivrayia pelagica by J D M [John Denis Macdonald]11 February 1854
PT/51/4/2Plate, 'Left lateral view of N. umbilicatus removed from the shell' by J D [John Denis] Macdonald[1854]
MS/426/589Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir W [William] Burnett 28 May 1857
MS/426/591Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir W [William] Burnett 6 June 1857
MC/5/287Letter from W [William] Burnett, Chichester, to Lord Wrottesley, President of the Royal Society17 June 1857
PT/16/28Paper, 'An account of the effect of mercurial vapours on the crew of His Majesty's Ship Triumph in the year 1810' by William Burnett[1823]
RR/1/37Referee's report by Peter Mark Roget, on a paper 'On the effects produced by poisonous fish on the human frame' by William Burnett8 May 1846
PT/51/4/1Manuscript, 'On the anatomy of Nautilus umbilicatus compared with that of Nautilus pompilius' by John Denis Macdonald[1854]
PT/51/4Paper, 'On the anatomy of Nautilus umbilicatus compared with that of Nautilus pompilius' by John Denis Macdonald[1854]
PT/51/6/1Manuscript, 'Further observations on the anatomy of Macgillivrayia, Cheletropis, and allied genera of pelagic gasteropoda' by John Denis Macdonald[1855]
PT/51/6/2Plate, figures 16-24 showing the Macgillivrayia pelagica and other pelagic gasteropods by J D [John Denis] Macdonald11 February 1854
PT/51/4/4Plate, figures 3-8 showing parts of the auditory and lingual anatomy of the nautilus by J D [John Denis] Macdonald[1854]
PT/51/5/3Plate, figures 5-15 showing parts of the anatomy of the Macgillivrayia pelagica and the Cheletropis huxleyi by J D M [John Denis Macdonald]11 February 1854
PT/51/4/5Plate, figures 9-16 showing renal and epithelial parts of the anatomy of the nautilus by J D [John Denis] Macdonald[1854]
MC/5Volume 5 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1851-1858
PT/51/4/3Plate, 'Simple dissection of the nautilus' by J D [John Denis] Macdonald[1854]
PT/51/5Paper, 'Remarks on the anatomy of Macgillivrayia pelagica, and Cheletropis huxleyi (Forbes). Suggesting the establishment of a new order of gasteropoda' by John D [Denis] Macdonald11 February 1854
PT/51/5/1Manuscript, 'Remarks on the anatomy of Macgillivrayia pelagica, and Cheletropis huxleyi (Forbes). Suggesting the establishment of a new order of gasteropoda' by John D [Denis] Macdonald11 February 1854
AP/28/3Unpublished paper, 'On the effects produced by poisonous fish on the human frame' by William BurnettFebruary 1846
AP/34/16Unpublished paper, 'Observations on the anatomy of the antennae in a small species of crustacean' by John Denis MacDonaldDecember 1852
AP/37/6Paper, 'Observations on the anatomy and affinities of Phyllirrhoe bucephala' by John Denis MacDonald10 December 1854
AP/37/6/1Manuscript, 'Observations on the anatomy and affinities of Phyllirrhoe bucephala' by John Denis MacDonald10 December 1854
AP/37/7Unpublished paper, 'Brief sketch of the anatomy of a new genus of pelagic Gasteropoda [sic] named Jasonilla' by John Denis MacDonald10 December 1854
AP/34/16/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Observations on the anatomy of the antennae in a small species of crustacean' by John Denis MacDonaldDecember 1852
PT/51/6Paper, 'Further observations on the anatomy of Macgillivrayia, Cheletropis, and allied genera of pelagic gasteropoda' by John Denis Macdonald[1855]
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