John Davy (1790-1868)

Biography of John Davy


John Davy was a medical doctor and the younger brother of Humphry Davy. As Inspector General of Hospitals he travelled over much of the British Empire keeping travel journals and observational notebooks.

The Royal Institution holds a collection of Davy's papers.


The Royal Institution notebooks and papers relating to Davy's travels and observations whilst on foreign military service as well as scientific notes, experiments and lectures, sketches and correspondence.

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