Lives of the fellows

Richard Wright

b.? d.14 October 1786
AB Cantab(1762) AM(1765) MD(1773) FRCP(1775) FRS

Richard Wright, M.D., was born in Derbyshire and educated at Emmanuel college, Cambridge, of which house he was a fellow. He proceeded A.B. 1762, A.M. 1765, M.D. 1773; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 28th March, 1774, and a Fellow 10th April, 1775. He was Censor in 1775, 1779, 1783. Dr. Wright was a fellow of the Royal Society, and physician to St. George’s hospital from 6th January, 1769 to 1785. He died at Knightsbridge of a "deep decline," 14th October, 1786. His select and curious library, " the strength of which lay chiefly in publications relating to the drama and romances," was sold by T. and J. Egerton, 23rd April, 1787.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 302)

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