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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP1/13
Title
COMPSON William (fl 1817-1818)
Date(s)
1817-1818
Level of description
Collection (fonds
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 volumes

Context

Name of creator(s)

Compson, William, fl 1917-1918

Administrative / Biographical history

Unknown

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Two manuscript volumes titled 'Mr Astley Cooper's Surgical Lectures' containing notes taken William Compson, 1817-1818.

System of arrangement

2 volumes

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 Archives and Corporate Records Services.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

Detailed catalogue

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Notes of Cooper's lectures [1800-1811] held by King's College London (Reference: TH/PP Davies; TH/PP Gruggen; TH/PP Hulbert; TH/PP Rayner; TH/PP Ware; TH/PP Warren; TH/PP Williams; G/PP1/62);

Correspondence and papers of Cooper are held by the Royal College of Surgeons of England; lecture notes, 1806-1807, are held by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (reference: Cooper); lecture notes, 1809-1815 (reference: MSS 1857-60, 5606) and 1816-1817 (reference: MS 7096) are held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine; lecture notes, 1803-1832, are held by the McGill University, Osler Library, Canada; correspondence with Charles Lowe, 1824, held by Lincolnshire Archives (reference: Lowe); correspondence, 1823-1826, with Sir Robert Peel, held by the British Library, (reference: Add MSS 40359-90 passim); letters to T J Pettigrew, 1815-1838, held by Beinecke Library, Yale University; letters to the Duke of Wellington, 1833-1839, held by Southampton University Library (reference: MS 61).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Historical Manuscripts Commission's On-line National Register of Archives; Dictionary of National Biography CD-ROM (Oxford University Press, 1995); British Library Public On-line catalogue; Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900), D T Bird (London, 1984); 'List of Books by Guy's Men in the Wills Library, Guy's Hospital' William Wale, in Guy's Hospital Reports Vol LXVII, 1913. 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

January 2002. Revised June 2004

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Subjects

  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • Hospitals
  • Medical education
  • Medical institutions
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Physicians
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare
  • Surgeons
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • Compson, Williams Fl 1917-1918, Medical student
  • Cooper, Sir, Astley Paston, 1768-1841, 1st Baronet, Surgeon

Corporate names

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

Places

  • Southwark, London, England

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