From "Gentleman's Magazine". volume 60. Part I. (1790) 16 March 1790 "Rob. Adair, esq. surgeon-general of the army, and surgeon of the royal hospital at Chelsea.He was near fourscore years of age ; and had married Lady Caroline Keppel, the sister of Lord Albemarle, by whom he has left two daughters and a son.But these are not the only persons who survive to lament his loss.For the great department over which he presided in public, if such skill can be found, cannot find any so well tried.A man of more honour, and more worth, has seldom lived.His friendship to the mother and wife of the late Mr. Hesse closed only with his life. - The surgeon-general has much patronage in the army surgeoncies, forts, and garrisons ; and is worth from 800l. to 3 or 4000 l. a year.Chelsea-hospital is worth from 5 to 700 l. a year, and has excellent rooms.Mr. A. succeeded to it on the death of Mr. Ranby. - The Secretary at War has the gift of the surgeon generalship of the army : and the Paymaster of the Forces appoints to the surgeoncy of Chelsea-hospital."