Yours faithfully / WG Maton [facsimile]
Lithograph, rare; sheet 265 x 185mm (10½ x 7¼"). Ms annotations. Slight foxing exterior.
William George Maton (1774-1835), physician. Educated at Oxford, Maton had a long association with the College of Surgeons and was physician to Westminster Hospital in 1800-08. He also took an interest in botany (a woodpecker, shellfish and genus of plants were named after him) and published several volumes of antiquarian studies focusing on the history of southern England. It was through his botanical knowledge that he was introduced to the royal family (in Weymouth at the same time as them, he was identified as the person to identify a botanical specimen one of the princesses had obtained). He subsequently was appointed physician-extraordinary to Queen Charlotte and physician-in-ordinary to Queen Victoria. Vice President Linnean Society of London. Frontis to J.A. Paris, A Biographical Sketch of the Late W. G. Maton, 1838.
Not in O'D. W. 1943-2.
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