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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP2/14
GRAINGER, Edward (1797-1824)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Grainger, Edward, 1797-1824, anatomist

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, Birmingham, 1797; educated in medicine by his father Edward Grainger, a surgeon of Birmingham; student at the united hospitals of St Thomas's and Guy's, 1816; dresser to Sir Astley Cooper; opened an anatomical school at St Saviour's Churchyard, Southwark, 1819; the school was successful, rivalling the hospital schools, and soon after opening moved to larger premises; built a theatre in Webb Street, 1821; joined by Dr John Armstrong and Richard Phillips, a chemist, 1821; built a larger theatre, and had nearly three hundred pupils, 1823; died from consumption at 26, 1824. Publications include: Medical and Surgical Remarks; including a description of a ... method of removing Polypi (London, 1815)

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to Edward Grainger, comprising notes on his lectures on anatomy, [1819-1824], taken by an unidentified student. The volume is the second of two; the first volume of notes is not held.

System of arrangement

1 volume

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

Related units of description

Lecture notes, 1823, held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (reference: MS 2585).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Dictionary of National Biography CD-ROM (Oxford University Press, 1995); Historical Manuscripts Commission On-line National Register of Archives; British Library Public Catalogue On-line. 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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  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Higher science education
  • Medical education
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • Grainger, Edward, 1797-1824, Anatomist

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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