BLIZARD, Sir William. 6722



Autograph Note Signed, stating that “this Pupil of the London Hospital has a Claim from various foundations…” 1 page 7½ x 6½ inches, scrawled, laid down on part of an old album leaf. Undated. Sir William Blizard (1744-1835), surgeon. As a young man Blizard involved himself in radical politics and became a supporter of John Wilkes. He founded the Samaritan Society in 1791, he knew Jonas Hanway, having worked with him in the Marine Society, and had interests in prison reform, and in ensuring the respectful treatment of dead bodies. Among Blizard’s writings were Suggestions for the Improvement of Hospitals and other Charitable Institutions (1796) and papers in the London Medical Journal, between 1789 and 1790.