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Wright, Williamlocked

(1735–1819)
  • Norris D. Saakwa-Mante

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Wright, William (1735–1819), military physician and naturalist, was born in March 1735, at Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, the second of two sons by his father's second marriage. He remained close throughout his life to his brother James who was two years older. Wright, it appears, came from a humble background and his father's occupation is unknown. After early schooling at a grammar school in ...

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