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Collection of items pertaining to Doctor John Lorimer [Decimalized .01-.07]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.807 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Header Record Date: 1758-1793 Pagination: 16 items

Summary of Content: Contains appointments related to Lorimer's service as a surgeon, letters written to and from Lorimer, certificates regarding Lorimer's participation in the Icelandic Literary Society and the Aberdonian Medical Society, documents related to the Lorimer family coat of arms, a miniature portrait of Lorimer, and a tin case.

Background Information: Lorimer served as a surgeon for the British army in North America between 1758 and 1784, participating in both the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars. He was a fellow of the ...Royal College of Physicians at Edinburgh, and author of the book "A Concise Essay on Magnetism; with an Account of the Declination and Inclination of the Magnetic Needle; and an Attempt to ascertain the Cause of the Variation thereof," published in 1795. For Lorimer's account of his service as surgeon, refer to GLC01450.807.04.04.See More

People: Lorimer, John, 1732-1795

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Military HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyFrench and Indian WarRevolutionary WarHealth and MedicalSoldier's PayLiterature and Language Arts

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