Ref NoMS/194
TitleThe phenomena of torpidity... - G.C. Calvert
AdminHistoryGeorge Calvert Holland (1801–1865) was an English physician, phrenologist, mesmerist and homeopath.

Holland was born on 28 February 1801 at Pitsmoor, Sheffield and later began working as an apprentice to a trade. He was a kean learner and began to write, study poetry as well as learn Latin, French, and Italian.
Holland studied at the University of Edinburgh as a medical student, where he graduated M.D. in 1827. He joined the Hunterian and Royal Physical Societies, and was president of both. He practiced medicine in Manchester before moving to Sheffield where he was involved with the Literary and Philosophical Society, Mechanics' Library, and Mechanics' Institution. He was also appointed one of the honorary physicians to the Sheffield General Infirmary. He became involved in railway projects and was also a director of the Leeds and West Riding Bank and of the Sheffield and Retford Bank. He was elected a member of the town council, but lost his seat in 1858, owing to his advocacy of a Local Improvement Act. In 1862 Holland was made an alderman of the borough of Sheffield, and held the position until his death on 7 March 1865.
DescriptionPaper entitled 'The phenomena of torpidity, and the production of fat in hybernating animals, and in birds, insects and fishes' by George Calvert Holland and read at a meeting of the Linnean Society on 2 December 1856.

Includes a letter of transmittal from Holland, dated Sheffield 29 October 1856, as well as a report (8 pp.) on the paper by Richard Owen, dated 19 January 1857 [MS/194a].
Date1856 - 1857
Extent1 notebook
Related MaterialMS/194a
Creator NameHolland, George Calvert
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