F W Irvine 1819? – 1876? LRCS MD Edinburgh 1842 was an orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy and he practiced at 6 South Parade in Leeds, and at the Leeds Homeopathic Dispensary at 26 and 27 Oxford Street alongside William Simpson Craig and Henry Cresswell.
F W Irvine was on the Medical Council of the London Homeopathic Hospital, and he was a colleague of Hugh Cameron, John Chapman, Matthew James Chapman, Edward Charles Chepmell, Paul Francois Curie, John James Drysdale, Harris F Dunsford, Edward Hamilton, Joseph Kidd, Thomas Robinson Leadam, J Bell Metcalfe, Victor Massol, Frederick Hervey Foster Quin, Henry Reynolds, John Rutherford Russell, David Wilson, Stephen Yeldham and many others.
James Thorburn Irvine, partner of William Fergusson Irvine, trading as Chapel and Co from 26 Chapel Street, Liverpool. Letter to Hahnemann Stuart son of Peter Stuart from 26 Chapel Street, Liverpool 25th November 1913: ‘… Dear Hahnemann Stuart, I knew your father by report from the year 1858 to 1863 – and from personal knowledge on thereafter…’ (L Finigan, The Life of Peter Stuart, the “Ditton Doctor”. [With Plates, Including Portraits and Facsimiles], (for family circulation 2nd edition, published by Books Limited, 187 Fleet Street London EC4 (Clifford’s Inn Passage), 1920, and by Liverpool and Prescot 1921). Pages 42-44)