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Bracken, Henry (bap. 1697, d. 1764), writer on farriery and surgeon, was baptized on 31 October 1697 at St Mary, Lancaster, the son of Henry Bracken, a local innkeeper who held a number of minor offices with the Lancaster corporation. After a grammar-school education at ...


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Francis Clater (bap. 1754?, d. 1823), by Thomas Clater

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Clater, Francis (bap. 1754?, d. 1823), farrier and veterinary writer, may have been the son of John and Mary Claytor who was baptized at St Peter's, Nottingham, on 14 April 1754. He described himself in the preface to his first work as '...


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Clover, Joseph (1725–1811), veterinary surgeon and farrier, son of a blacksmith, was born in Norwich on 12 August 1725. He benefited from some early schooling and learned his trade working alongside his father. When he was seventeen his father died and Joseph took over the family business, providing support for his mother and three siblings. About 1750 he attracted the notice of ...


Whitehouse, (Edward Orange) Wildman (1816–1890), surgeon and electrician, was born in Liverpool on 1 October 1816, the youngest child of a merchant. He had several brothers and at least four sisters. Although best known for his work on the first Atlantic telegraph of 1858 he was a surgeon by profession, having been an articled student of the ...