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STOKES, Whitley.

(1763 – 1845)

(Born: 1763; Died: Harcourt Street, Dublin, Ireland, 13 April 1845) Irish physician.

Stokes was Regius Professor of Physics at the University of Dublin. He was a medical Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, whose career was temporarily interrupted from 1798 to 1800 when he was suspended for his association with the United Irishmen.

Biographical references: BBA: I 1045, 210-213; II 1785, 333. DNB: 54, p. 401. WBI. Webb, Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878.

1. English, 1807 [Collection catalog].
A Catalogue of the Minerals in the Museum of Trinity College, Dublin. Part I. Containing the Systematic Collection. Dublin, Graisberry and Cambell, 1807.

8°: xix, 128 p. No more parts published. Co-authored with the Reverend Walter Stephens, this catalog describes 1,089 minerals that are arranged under the classes of Earths, Salts, Inflammables, and Metals. A new catalog was prepared in 1818 by Stokes and Taylor [see next entry]. Rare.

Bibliographical references: BL [B.664.(7.)]. Murray, Museums, 1904: 2, p. 217. NUC.

2. English, 1818 [Collection Catalog].
A | Descriptive Catalogue | Of The | Minerals | In The Systematic Collection | Of The | Museum | Of | Trinity College, Dublin. | [double rule] | Dublin: | Printed At The University Press, | By Graisberry And Campbell. | [rule] | 1818.

8°: [8], [1]-123, [1] p. Page size: 140 x 215 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Half title page, "Descriptive Catalogue | Of | Minerals," verso blank.; [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [3 pgs], "Preface."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-123, Text.; [1 pg], "List Of Minerals".

Rare. In 1818, Whitley Stokes, in conjunction with Thomas Taylor, a distinguished botanist, published another catalog listing the minerals contained in the systematic collection of the museum at Trinity College in Dublin. It lists 1,204 specimens.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC.