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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP1/8
BURGESS, Frederick Josiah (fl 1831-1838)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 item


Name of creator(s)

Burgess, Frederick Josiah, fl 1831-1838, surgeon

Administrative / Biographical history

Frederick Josiah Burgess was apprenticed to Mr H Sterry, Surgeon for the parish of St Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey before becoming a pupil at Guy's Hospital for three years from 1831-1834. He acted as dresser to Mr Bransby Cooper, and then became private surgeon to CRM Talbot. He joined the army of Don Carlos in Spain, and became attached to the staff of the Commander in Chief for about 2 years. On his return to England he became assistant to Robert Smith, surgeon in Bishop's Waltham, and took on the practice as surgeon in 1838.

Archival history

Acquired by Guy's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from Guy's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Printed booklet containing testimonials of Frederick J Burgess, Surgeon, Bishop's Waltham, 1838, a number of which are from physicians and surgeons of Guy's Hospital including Bransby Cooper, William Back, Charles Ashton Key, J Callaway, Richard Bright, Thomas Addison, Samuel Ashwell, Sir Astley Cooper, John Morgan and Thomas Hodgkin. 20pp

System of arrangement

1 item

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.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed catalogue

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

March 2002; revised January 2003, June 2004

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  • Higher science education
  • Medical education
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • Addison, Thomas, 1793-1860, Physician
  • Ashwell, Samuel, 1798-? 1852, Physician
  • Bright, Richard, 1789-1858, Physician Extraordinary to the Queen
  • Burgess, Frederick Josiah, fl 1831-1838, Surgeon
  • Burgess, Frederick Josiah, fl 1831-1838, Surgeon
  • Cooper, Bransby Blake, 1792-1853, Surgeon
  • Cooper, Sir, Astley Paston, 1768-1841, 1st Baronet, Surgeon
  • Hodgkin, Thomas, 1798-1866, Physician and Philanthropist
  • Key, Charles Aston, 1793-1849, Surgeon
  • Morgan, John, 1797-1848, Surgeon

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital, London
  • King's College London College Archives


  • Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, England
  • London, England

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