Thomas Addams 1712-1785

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Thomas ADDAMS or ADAMS 1712-1785

Biographical Note

Son of Abraham Addams of London. MB Trinity College, Cambridge 1734, MD 1739; fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 1741, and several times censor of the College. He was physician to St Thomas's Hospital 1749-59 and presumably continued a career as a physician thereafter (he was buried in Reading).


Addams used an engraved armorial bookplate, on which he described himself as a fellow of the College (Franks 174). The extent of his library is not known; his will, in which he left the residue of his estate to his daughter Rebecca, has no mention of books.