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Fothergill, John 1712-1780

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Works: 230 works in 640 publications in 2 languages and 8,365 library holdings
Genres: Records and correspondence  Biography  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History  Popular works  Sermons  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: R489.F6, 610.924
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Considerations relative to the North American colonies by John Fothergill( Book )
23 editions published between 1765 and 2005 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
An account of the sore throat attended with ulcers by John Fothergill( Book )
60 editions published between 1748 and 2010 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Travels in Georgia and Florida, 1773-74 : a report to Dr. John Fothergill by William Bartram( Book )
6 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Experiments and considerations on the generation of plants by James Logan( Book )
5 editions published between 1747 and 1970 in English and Latin and held by 100 libraries worldwide
A complete collection of the medical and philosophical works of John Fothergill : with an account of his life and occasional notes by John Fothergill( Book )
24 editions published between 1781 and 1782 in English and Latin and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Rules for the preservation of health : containing all that has been recommended by the most eminent physicians. ... By John Fothergill by John Fothergill( Book )
42 editions published between 1762 and 2012 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
A brief account of the people called Quakers ; their doctrines and discipline : taken from A dictionary of arts and sciences, lately published at Edinburgh by John Fothergill( Book )
42 editions published between 1772 and 1794 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
An account of the putrid sore throat by John Fothergill( Book )
13 editions published between 1769 and 1777 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Journal of a voyage to the South Seas by Sydney Parkinson( Book )
13 editions published between 1773 and 1784 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
The case of a hydrophobia by John Fothergill( file )
15 editions published between 1778 and 2005 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The works of John Fothergill ... with some account of his life by John Fothergill( Book )
3 editions published in 1784 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Rules for the preservation of health : being the result of many years practice ( Book )
11 editions published between 1767 and 1770 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Explanatory remarks on the preface to Sydney Parkinson's Journal of a voyage to the South-Seas by John Fothergill( file )
11 editions published between 1773 and 2005 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
A brief account of the people called Quakers : their doctrines and discipline ; taken from a dictionary of the arts and sciences, lately published at Edinburgh by John Fothergill( Book )
12 editions published between 1772 and 1794 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
An English freeholder's address to his countrymen by Henry Zouch( Book )
9 editions published in 1780 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A letter to a friend in the country, relative to the intended school, at Ackworth, in Yorkshire by John Fothergill( Book )
5 editions published in 1779 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Chain of friendship; selected letters of Dr. John Fothergill of London, 1735-1780 by John Fothergill( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Of his friend of many years, Dr. John Fothergill, Benjamin Franklin wrote: "I can hardly conceive that a better man has ever existed." Fothergill's letters provide a fascinating perspective of his time--a totally different view from that given by his contemporaries Horace Walpole and Dr. Johnson. The "Quaker internationalist" (as his editors aptly call him) was during the middle decades of the eighteenth century one of the half dozen leading physicians of London, a horticulturist of great distinction, an educational reformer, a patron of many philanthropic causes, and a tireless friend of Americans and the cause of American rights. He was exceedingly generous as a patron of scientific undertakings and of young Americans abroad. He founded a famous Quaker school for boys and girls which is still flourishing; he helped found various benevolent and educational institutions in America and he continually subsidized worthy books and gave them to worthy recipients. All these activities and others are recorded in the some two hundred letters here selected for publication. They throw light on Quaker history on both sides of the Atlantic, on advances in medical science and institutional care of the sick, on discoveries in natural history, and on political developments from the Jacobite Rebellion through the American Revolution. From the beginnings of the rift between colonies and mother country, Fothergill served as a vigorous advocate of conciliatory measures and commonwealth status for America, speaking with equal frankness and impartiality to leaders on both sides until well after hostilities began. A few weeks before he died (at the end of 1780), he wrote Franklin in France to say that with all Europe leagued against England nothing could be hoped for her from this war, but that the world might hope for the establishment of a tribunal to settle disputes among nations and preclude war as an instrument of policy. Corner and Booth have furnished a substantial introduction, and they have annotated the letters with great skill and authority. Lyman Butterfield, well known editor of the Adams Papers, says, "I have never encountered annotation on bibliographical, biographical, medical, botanical, and topographical matters that is more unfailingly readable per se. The transatlantic combination of editors was obviously just right. Toward understanding one prominent strand in the cultural history of the 18th century, this book is a uniquely valuable contribution
 
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Alternative Names
Fothergill, Joannes 1712-1780
Ioannes Fothergill
John Fothergill Brits botanicus (1712-1780)
John Fothergill englischer Mediziner, Botaniker, Quäker und Philanthrop (1712–1780)
Фозергилл, Джон
ジョン・フォザーギル
Languages
English (375)
Latin (2)
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