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Ref No IE TCD MSS 4176-4184
Title The Crampton family papers
Creation Dates 1792-1868
Extent And Medium 9 archival boxes
Admin Biographical History Sir Philip Crampton (1777-1858), of Bushey Park, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, a surgeon, descended from a Nottinghamshire family who settled in Ireland during the reign of Charles II, was born in Dublin in 1777. He studied medicine in Dublin, entered the army medical service and left it in 1798, when he was elected surgeon to the Meath Hospital, Dublin. He was for many years surgeon-general to the forces in Ireland and surgeon in ordinary to the Queen; a member of the senate of Queen's University and, three times President of the Dublin College of Surgeons. In 1839 Crampton was made a baronet. He was interested in Zoology and was prominent in the foundation of the Royal Zoological Society of Ireland. He died in 1858 and was succeeded in the baronetcy by his son John Fiennes Crampton, then British ambassador in Russia.
Sir John Fiennes Twiselton Crampton (1805-1886), son of Sir Philip Crampton, diplomat, attaché at Turin, St. Petersburg, Brussels, Vienna, Berne, Washington, and ambassador in Washington 1852, St. Petersberg 1858 and Madrid 1860.
Scope And Content Collection
Custodial History Presented to TCD Library by heirs to the family in 1967
Document T.C.D. MSS 4176-4184 Sir Philip Crampton, (1777-1858).pdf
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Tim Fulford and Sharon Ruston (eds), The Collected Letters of Sir Humphry Davy (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018), will contain transcripts of 4176/7 and 4176/8.
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