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Hewett, Sir Prescott Gardiner (1812-1891) Baronet

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities
Born 3 July 1812; devoted time to painting, but decided against it as a career and took up medicine; studied anatomy in Paris; member of the Royal College of Surgeons (15 July 1836), FRCS (1843); demonstrator of anatomy at St George's Hospital, London, and curator of the hospital's museum (c 1840), lecturer in anatomy (1845), assistant surgeon (1848), full surgeon (1861), consulting surgeon (1875); married Sarah Cowell (13 September 1849) and had one son and two daughters; president of the Pathological Society (1863); surgeon-extraordinary to the Queen (1867), serjeant surgeon-extraordinary (1877), serjeant-surgeon (1884); FRS (1874); surgeon to the Prince of Wales (from 1875); created baronet (1883); retired to Horsham and concentrated on watercolour painting; died 19 June 1891


Archival Resources
Number noted: 2

Correspondence with J A M Whistler, 1889
Held at: Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department
Document reference: MS Whistler H235
Other information: Thorp N (1992) A Guide to the Whistler Collection (unpublished) GUL
Comments: Computer catalogue of all Whistler papers currently in progress at the Centre for Whistler Studies (Glasgow University Library)

Certificate of election to the Royal Society, 1874
Held at: Royal Society
Document reference: EC/1874/09
Comments: Transcription available through online catalogue

Date of creation: 07 November 2002, 14:42:55