Lives of the fellows

Richard Simmons

b.1781 d.18 September 1846
AB Oxon(1802) AM(1805) MB(1806) MD(1809) FRCP(1810)

Richard Simmons, M.D., was born in London, and was the only son of Samuel Foart Simmons, M.D., a distinguished physician, already mentioned in the second volume. He was of Christ church, Oxford, as a member of which he proceeded A.B. 18th November, 1802, A.M. 1st July, 1805, M.B. 16th June, 1806, and M.D. 8th June, 1809. Dr. Simmons was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September,1809, a Fellow 1st October, 1810, and was Gulstonian lecturer in 1812. Inheriting an ample patrimony, he had no need of professional exertion, and was little solicitous of business, which for many years he wholly declined. He died at St. Leonard’s-on-sea 18th September, 1846, in the sixty-fifth year of his age, and bequeathed to the university of Oxford his collection of minerals and to the National Gallery fourteen pictures, which he himself valued at four thousand pounds.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 94)

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