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Richardson, Sir John (1787-1865), physician, naturalist, and Arctic explorer

Robert Eugene Johnson and Margaret H. Johnson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/23568

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Richardson, Sir John (1787-1865), physician, naturalist, and Arctic explorer, was born on 5 November 1787 at 11 Nith Place, Dumfries, Scotland, eldest of the twelve children of Gabriel Richardson and Anne, daughter of Peter Mundell of Dumfries. Gabriel Richardson was a prosperous brewer, provost at one time, and chief magistrate ...

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