Talk:Thomas Horsfield

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In the last years of his life Dr. Horsfield lived at these addresses: Norfolk Street; Castle Street, Holborn;2 Raymond Buildings,, Gray's Inn; and from 1835-1849 at 20 Stonefield Street, Islington Street. He was interred in the Moravian Church buriel ground at Chelsea on July 29, 1859. His grave in the western plot still survives. His natural history notes, papers and diaries were all destroyed by executors of his will. His personal library was removed by the executors from the India Museum. The sum of 53 pounds was set aside for the India office to buy back from the booksellers some works, but most went into public and private collections. (Quote from ZOOLOGICAL RESEARCHES IN JAVA AND THE NEIGHBOURING ISLANDS-memoir by John Bastin) Dr. Thomas Horsfield died at his home, 29 Chalcot Villas, Adelaide Road, Camden Town, London. Research so far has not revealed the maiden name of his wife or the marriage of his daughter or possible grandchildren. His son died young. Thomas was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1828. The initials FRS appear after his name on his gravestone.

Burial: 1859, Moravian Cemetery, Chelsea, London, England. Doctor of Medicine: May 22, 1798, University of Pennsylvania