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'In Memoriam' notice for Dr GF Story, Mercury 1885

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Story, George Fordyce (1885) 'In Memoriam' notice for Dr GF Story, Mercury 1885. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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'In Memoriam' (death) notice for Dr GF Story, printed in the Mercury on July 1st 1885. The notice details Story's career and contributions to Tasmania, including his exploits as a medical student in Edinburgh (where he assisted in 'procuring fresh subjects from graves'), his immigration to Tasmania in 1828, and his appointment as district assistant surgeon and commissariat officer at Swanport soon after. The notice includes further details about Story's involvement with the Royal Society Gardens and Religious Society of Friends, as well as his botanical and geological interests. From Cotton Family Papers C7/149

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Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Quaker Collection
Dr GF Story Collection
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Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 04:01
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 05:02
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