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Names Index


These indexes provide ready access to the names of Smith & Beck customers. In some cases the names are documented among the usual sources, and fuller pictures of them can be built up , as in these three examples below:

Dr. H.W. Acland.

The Medical Directory for 1856 includes:
Acland, Hy. W. Oxford - M.D. Oxon. 1848; F.R.S., F.R.C.P.; Lee’s Lect. in Anat.; Phy. to the Radcliffe Infirm.; Radcliffe Librarian.

Dr. E.D. Rudge.

The Medical Directory for 1856 includes:
Rudge, Edward Drosier, Fakenham - M.D. Edin. 1846; M.R.C.S. Eng. and L.S.A. 1845.

Professor Allman.

From a variety of sources:
George James Allman [1812-1898].
Born Cork 1812, died Parkstone Dorset 24 November 1898, aged 86. Buried Poole Cemetery.
Early education at Academical Institute, Belfast.
MD Dublin 1844.
MD Oxon 1847.
Professor of Botany at Dublin 1844-1856.
Elected FRS 1854, [Council 1871-1873, Gold Medal 1873].
Regius Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh 1856-1870.
Retired 1870 due to failing health.
Elected FLS 1872, [President 1874-1881].
Brisbane Medal of RS Ed 1877.
Cunningham Medal Royal Irish Academy 1878.
President British Association 1879.
Gold Medal of Linnean Society 1896.