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Memorial

William Curtis William Curtis & National Provident

Plaque: William Curtis

Inscription

In a house on this site lived William Curtis, botanist, b.1746 - d. 1799.
The Corporation of the City of London

Site: William Curtis & National Provident (3 memorials)

EC3, Gracechurch Street, 48 - 51

The two NPI plaques are in the doorway on the right, at no 48; the Curtis plaque is to the left at no 51. NPI have made rather excessive use of plaques and inscriptions on their building, as if they think their history will fly away if they don't pin it down in the stone.

Strange co-incidence here. The architect of the NPI building (named on the north plaque) had a close familial and professional relationship with a Mr William Curtis Green. Next door, 200 years earlier, lived a Mr William Curtis. Spooky.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
William Curtis

Information Subjects commemorated

50075

William Curtis

Botanist and entomologist. Born Alton, Hampshire. Worked at the Chelsea Ph...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
William Curtis

Information Created by

46488

Corporation of the City of London

In addressing the 'square mile' concept Londonist have provided a potted hist...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
William Curtis

Information Also at this site

49549

National Provident - north

The foundation stone to which this plaque refers reads "National Provident In...

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49550

National Provident - south

The National Provident Institution opened for business in one room in Nichola...

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