Lives of the fellows

Edward Whitaker Gray

b.1748 d.1807
MD Ex LRCP(1773) FRS

Edward Whitaker Gray, M.D., a well-known philosopher and naturalist, was born in 1748. He was librarian of the College of Physicians; and while yet holding that office was admitted an Extra-Licentiate, namely, on the 6th August, 1773. He was subsequently appointed keeper of the departments of natural history and antiquities of the British Museum. Dr. Gray was a fellow of the Royal Society, and was appointed secretary to that learned body on St. Andrew’s day, 1797. He died in 1807, aged fifty-nine. His portrait, by Callcott, is at the Royal Society.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 298)

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