Lives of the fellows

Richard Edwards

b.? d.12 September 1827
AB Oxon(1801) AM(1801) MB(1802) MD(1802) FRCP(1803)

Richard Edwards, M.D., was born in Cornwall, and was the third son of Mr. John Edwards, for many years the managing partner of the Cornish Copper company. He was educated at Pembroke college, Oxford, and graduated B.C.L. 15th April, 1795; but then changing his line, proceeded A.B. 10th March, 1801; A.M. 19th June, 1801; M.B. 13th May, 1802; and M.D. 14th May, 1802. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1802, a Fellow 30th September, 1803, and was Censor in 1805. Dr. Edwards was an accomplished chemist, and for a time was lecturer on that science at St. Bartholomew’s hospital. He returned to his native county about the year 1808, and from that time to his death resided at Falmouth. He died on the 12th September, 1827. Dr. Edwards "united great natural talents and the most varied acquirements. He excelled as a chemist and practical mechanic. His habits were active, industrious, and benevolent; his manners mild and unassuming, and in private life there was a playfulness in his demeanour which endeared him to all his associates."(1)

William Munk

[(1) Gent.Mag., vol. xcvii, pt. 2, p. 471.]

(Volume III, page 11)

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