Sir Everard Home: Compendium of the Linnaean System
||Sir Everard Home: Compendium of the Linnaean System
||Home, Sir Everard, 1756-1832
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||Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
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Sir Everard Home (1756-1832) was born at Hull on 6 May 1756, and entered Westminster School in 1770. In 1773 he was elected to Trinity College, Cambridge, but soon resigned his scholarship to become a pupil of the surgeon John Hunter. Home was appointed assistant surgeon under Hunter at St George's Hospital in 1787, and became a lecturer on anatomy in 1792. He was surgeon at St George's, 1793-1827, and at Chelsea Hospital from 1821. In 1813 he was made master of the Royal College of Physicians, and in 1821 he became its first president. He was created baronet in 1813, and died in London on 31 August 1832.
Compendium of the Linnaean system of botany, with two introductory 'lectures' addressed to 'Dear Mary' (possibly Home's daughter), for whom the work was compiled.
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Please cite as Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Sir Everard Home: Compendium of the Linnaean System, MS Add.6213-6217
|Home, Sir Everard (1756-1832) 1st Baronet and surgeon|
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