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Dr John Richardson of Dumfries: Surgeon and Natural Historian. Discovering the Arctic

Gilchrist Room Easterbrook Hall Dumfries

ARCTIC

Dr John Richardson of Dumfries: Surgeon and Natural Historian. Discovering the Arctic

 Gilchrist Room, Dumfries, DG1 4ZL

 Thu 17th October 2019

 

'Dr John Richardson of Dumfries: Surgeon and Natural Historian. Discovering the Arctic.'
Crichton Conversation with Professor Edward Cowan.
John Richardson (1787-1865) grew up as a neighbour of the Burns family in Dumfries. He became a doctor and joined the Navy which led to an invitation to join John Franklin's expeditions to the Canadian Arctic. He suffered terribly from starvation and cold, becoming involved in at least one notorious tragedy. He edited the 4 volumes of the first Natural History of North America. An outstanding and brilliant son of Dumfries!

 

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