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GRAY, Edward Whitaker (1748-1806)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0998
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: GRAY, Edward Whitaker (1748-1806)
Date(s): 1778-1871
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres (3 documents).
Name of creator(s): Gray | Edward Whitaker | 1748-1806 | physician and museum curator


Administrative/Biographical history:

Dr. Edward Whitaker Gray (1748-1806) was a doctor who was also appointed curator of the natural history collections at the British Museum.

An extensive search in Ruskin's Diaries and in various Lives has failed to reveal the identity or place of residence of 'Dr. Gray'; he is presumably related to the Dr. Gray of the diploma, and is perhaps a relation of Ruskin's wife, Euphemia Gray.


Scope and content/abstract:

Diploma of doctorate of medicine from Aberdeen University for Edward Whitaker Gray, 1778; with two letters from John Ruskin to a "Dr. Gray", 1871 (not thought to be the same individual).

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Items in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gifted to the Archive in April 1968.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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