- RICHARDSON, SIR JOHN, M.D.
- naturalist and Arctic explorer, born at Dumfries; graduated at Edinburgh; for some time a navy surgeon; accompanied Franklin on the expeditions in 1819-22 and 1825-27, and later commanded one of the Franklin search expeditions (1848); held government appointments, and was knighted in 1846 (1787-1865).
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. James Wood. 1907.
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