Wollaston, William Hyde, 1766-1828

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William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828) was born at East Dereham, Norfolk, on 6 August 1766. He was educated at Lewisham, before entering Charterhouse in 1774. He was admitted a pensioner of Caius College, Cambridge, in 1782 (M.B., 1788; M.D., 1793), and was appointed a senior fellow of Caius in 1787. In 1789 he began to practice as a physician, first at Huntingdon, and then at Bury St Edmund's. In 1794 he was admitted F.R.S., and in 1795 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 1797 Wollaston set up a medical practice in London, but he retired in 1800, and began to carry out experimental work. In his new line of work he discovered a process for making platinum malleable, and published papers on astronomy, botany, chemistry, crystallography, electricity, mechanics, mineraology, optics, pathology, and physiology.

From the guide to the William Hyde Wollaston: Papers, c. 1786-1967, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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creatorOf William Hyde Wollaston: Papers, c. 1786-1967 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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creatorOf [William Hyde Wollaston, biographical materials]. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn AUTOGRAPH letters and signatures of Royal and illustrious persons, chiefly of England and France, of the l9th century. Amongst them is the signature of H.M. Queen Victoria when Princess, dated in the year 1823. The collection is stated to have been f..., 19th century British Library
referencedIn Brodie, Benjamin, Sir, 1783-1862. Benjamin Brodie papers, 1821-1862, and undated. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
creatorOf Wollaston, William Hyde, 1766-1828. Papers. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Vol. II. (ff. 466). 1823-Mar. 1827.includes:ff. 1, 20, 28, 32, 57, 86, 95 Davies Gilbert, President of the Royal Society (1827-1830): Letters to C. Babbage: 1820-1833. ff. 3, 120, 200, 237, 251, 276, 320, 322, 328, 338, 345, 355, 359, 370, 373, 375,..., 1823-1827 British Library
referencedIn William Hyde Wollaston: Papers, c. 1786-1967 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Library. Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection. 1668-1983. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Wollaston, William Hyde, 1766-1828. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to [Thomas Simpson] Evans, 1816 Feb. 20?. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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Uttoxeter, Staffordshire


Birth 1766-08-06

Death 1828-12-22




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