Richard Banister ca.1570-1626

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Richard BANISTER ca.1570-1626

Biographical Note

Lincolnshire oculist.


Gave books in his lifetime, and bequeathed money to buy books, to Stamford parish library. His personal library was bequeathed between his sons (medical and Latin books) and daughters (English books).


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