Authorised form of nameCrichton; Sir; Alexander (1763 - 1856)
Dates1763 - 1856
Place of birthEdinburgh
Date of birth02 December 1763
Place of deathThe Grove, near Sevenoaks, Kent
Date of death04 June 1856
Dates and placesBurial:
Norwood cemetery, Surrey
OccupationPhysician; Surgeon
MD (1785, Leyden); LCP (1791
Apprenticed to a surgeon in Edinburgh; lived in the house of Meckel, the anatomist, whilst studying in Halle; Physician, Westminster Hospital (1794); Physician to the Duke of Cambridge; Physician to Tzar Alexander I of Russia (1804); returned to England (1819)
Kt 1821
Corporation of Surgeons, but was disenfranchised
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election08/05/1800
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1856-1857 vol 8 pp 269-272
John H Appleby, 'Sir Alexander Crichton, FRS (1763-1856), Imperial Russian Physician at Large' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 219-230, plate
E M Tansey, 'The Life and Works of Sir Alexander Crichton, FRS (1763-1856): A Scottish Physician to the Imperial Russian Court' in NR 1983-84 vol 38 pp 241-259
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 1. 1731-1847' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 307-332
Royal Society codeNA8187
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1800/01Crichton, Sir Alexander: certificate of election to the Royal Society: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/859/2/16Letter from Alexander Crichton, St Petersburg, to Charles Hatchett, Hammersmith25 June 1805
MC/5/269Letter from Alexr [Alexander] Crichton, The Grove near Sevenoaks, to Charles Rd [Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]15 December 1856
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