John Woodward

Date 1665/1668–1728
Biographical NotesPhysician, natural historian and antiquarian. Made professor of physick at Gresham College in 1692. In 1693 made fellow of the Royal Society. By 1702 he became fellow of Royal College of Physicians. Correspondents and admirers included Cotton Mather and the philosopher Leibniz. His works included 'An Essay toward a Natural History of the Earth and Terrestrial Bodies, especially minerals, &c.' (1695); 'Brief Instructions for making Observations in all Parts of the World' (1696) and 'An Attempt towards a Natural History of the Fossils of England' (2 vols., 1728 and 1729).
Work(s)Author of Brief Instructions for Making Observations in all Parts of the World (1696)