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Bushell, Stephen Wootton (1844–1908), physician and art historian, born on 28 July 1844 at Woodnesborough, near Sandwich, Kent, was the third son of William Bushell, a farmer, and his wife, Sarah Frances Wootton. After education at Tunbridge Wells School and at Grange Court, Chigwell...

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Edward Whitaker Gray (1748–1806) by Sir Augustus Wall Callcott [detail] © Royal Society

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Gray, Edward Whitaker (1748–1806), physician and museum curator, was born on 21 March 1748, probably in London, the second son of Samuel Gray (bap. 1693?, d. 1766), seedsman, and his wife, Juliana, née Kelly (d. 1774). An older brother, Samuel Gray (1739–1771)...

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Richard Mead (1673–1754) by Allan Ramsay, 1747 Coram Foundation, Foundling Museum, London; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mead, Richard (1673–1754), physician and collector of books and art, was born at Worcester House, Stepney, Middlesex, on 11 August 1673, the eleventh child of thirteen of Matthew Meade (1628/9–1699), a nonconforming minister, and his wife, Elizabeth Walton (d. 1707). Matthew Meade...

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Monro, Thomas (1759–1833), physician and patron of art, the youngest son of Dr John Monro (1715–1791), physician, and his wife, Elizabeth, was born in London. He was the grandson of Dr James Monro. Educated at Harrow School, under the classicist and divine Dr Samuel Parr...

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Propert, John Lumsden (1834–1902), physician and art critic, was born on 9 April 1834, the son of John Propert (1792–1867), surgeon, and his wife, Juliana Ross. His father founded in 1855 the Royal Medical Benevolent College, Epsom, and served as its treasurer. Propert...