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ROXBURGH, William (1751-1815)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0113 MS-ROXBW
Held at: Royal College of Physicians
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Full title: ROXBURGH, William (1751-1815)
Date(s): [1793]
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Roxburgh | William | 1751-1815 | botanist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1751; educated University of Edinburgh; surgeon's mate on one of the East India Company's ships, 1766; assistant surgeon on the Company's Madras establishment; General Hospital at Madras; practised botany in his spare time; full surgeon, 1780; stationed at Samulcotta, 1781; naturalist in the Madras Presidency, 1790; Superintendent, Royal Botanic Garden in Calcutta, 1793-1813; returned to England, 1813; died, 1815.


Scope and content/abstract:

A botanical description... of a new species of Swietenia or Mahogany by William Roxburgh, [1793].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item

Conditions governing access:

Records are open for consultation.

Conditions governing reproduction:

All requests should be referred to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

Available at the Royal College of Physicians.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Provenance of the collection is unknown.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the RCP's Adlib catalogue; edited by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB.

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:
Aug 2008

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