Hugh Williamson, M.D. (1735-1819)
Overall: 12 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. ( 31.1 x 15.9 x 12.4 cm )
inscribed: "W. J. Coffee F...[ecit?] New York"
The subject, a native of West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768, and with his close friend Benjamin Franklin he conducted numerous scientific investigations. He was a delegate to the Continental Congresses of 1782 and 1787, and in 1789 he was elected to the First Congress, where he served until 1793. He was an active member of The New-York Historical Society.
Gift from Dr. David Hosack
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