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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP1
ACLAND, Sir Henry Wentworth Dyke (1815-1900)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
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Name of creator(s)

Acland, Sir, Henry Wentworth Dyke, 1815-1900, Baronet, physician

Administrative / Biographical history

Henry Wentworth Dyke Acland was born 23 August 1815; 4th son of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Bt of Killerton, Exeter; Educated at Harrow School; Christ Church, Oxford (Hon. Student). Fellow of All Souls, 1840. He was Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford, 1857-1894; Member of Medical Council, 1854-1874, and President, 1874-1887; Member of Sanitary Commission, 1870-1872, and also served as Radcliffe Librarian, Oxford, from 1851; Hon. Physician to Prince of Wales. Awarded 1st Bt, 1890; KCB 1884 (CB 1883); MD, DCL, LLD; FRS 1847. In 1846 he married, Sarah Cotton (died 1878). Died 16 October 1900. Publications Memoir on the Cholera at Oxford in the year 1854, with considerations suggested by the epidemic , John Churchill and J. H. & J. Parker: London, 1856.

Archival history

Acquired by St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library in 2002

Content & structure

Scope and content

Letter from Godfrey Lushington (1832-1907) to Henry Wentworth Dyke Acland, relating to the son of Rev F D Maurice coming to Christ Church, Oxford 21 Oct 1861.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive and Corporate Record Services.

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Finding aids

Detailed Catalogue

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Acland's correspondence and papers 1820-1900,(Ref: MSS Acland), letters to George Richmond, held at the Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts; correspondence and papers, 1850-1900, held at the Oxford University: Radcliffe Science Library; family correspondence 1822-1839 (Ref: 1148M), letters to Arthur Acland 1835-1847 (Ref: p99):held at the Devon Record Office; misc correspondence and papers relating to the founding of Oxford University Museum (Ref: History of Building/Boxes 1-5 passim), correspondence relation to Oxford science departments c1849-1900 (Ref: History of Museum (Smith-Tylor)/Box 2), letters to Sir EB Poulton c1880-1900, held at the Oxford University: Museum of Natural History; letters (71) to Sir William Anson 1883-99 (Ref: Anson) held at Oxford University: All Souls College; correspondence with WE Gladstone 1841-1897 (Ref: Add MS 44091), correspondence with Florence Nightingale 1867-1897 (Ref: Add MS 45786) letters to Sir Richard Owen 1843-1888 (Ref: Add MS 39954) held at the British Library, Manuscript Collections; letters to Sir George Stokes1881-1892 (Ref: Add 7342, 7656) , held at the Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives; letters to Sir Walter Trevelyan 1847-1869 (Ref: WCT) held at Newcastle upon Tyne University: The Robinson Library; letters (12) 1875-1889, held at the Royal College of Physicians of London; correspondence with Lord Rosebery 1894-1895, held at the National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections (Ref: MSS 10097-160 Passim).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black); Historical Manuscripts Commission online National Register of Archives; British Library Online Public Catalogue.
Compiled by Alison Field

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Date(s) of descriptions

January 2004

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Personal names

  • Acland, Sir, Henry Wentworth Dyke, 1815-1900, Baronet, Physician
  • Acland, Sir, Henry Wentworth Dyke, 1815-1900, Baronet, Physician
  • Lushington, Sir, Godfrey, 1832-1907, Knight, Civil servant
  • Maurice, John Frederick Denison, 1805-1872, Theologian and Christian Socialist

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • University of Oxford, Christ Church College

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