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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP1/38
OLDFIELD, Henry Ambrose (1822-1871)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Oldfield, Henry Ambrose, 1822-1871, physician

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1822; medical student at Guy's Hospital; M R C S, 1845; M D, St Andrew's University, 1845; Assistant Surgeon, Bengal Medical Service, 1846; died, 1871. Publications: Views of Nepal, 1851-1864 . Henry Ambrose Oldfield, Margaret Alicia Oldfield. [edited by] Cecilia and Hallvard Kuløy (1975); Sketches from Nipal, historical and descriptive ... To which is added an essay on Nipalese Buddhism, and illustrations of religious monuments, architecture and scenery, etc [Edited by E O] 2 volumes (W H Allen & Co, London, 1880).

Archival history

Presented to Guy's Hospital by Henry Ambrose Oldfield's grandchild, C M M Oldfield.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Small manuscript notebook of Henry Ambrose Oldfield, when a medical student at Guy's Hospital in 1841, containing notes on medicinal qualities of various plants, journal of journey through the Derbyshire and Yorkshire, including list of expense, comments on countryside, art and architecture. Also detailed notes on architecture of English cathedrals.

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

Guy's Hospital also holds Oldfield's gold and silver medals. Family correspondence and papers, 1846-1866, are held by the British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections (reference: MSS Eur C 193).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Historical Manuscripts Commission On-line National Register of Archives; British Library Public On-line catalogue. 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

May 2002; revised January 2003, Jun 2004

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  • Architecture
  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • History
  • History of medicine
  • Hospitals
  • Medical education
  • Medical institutions
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare
  • Students

Personal names

  • Oldfield, Henry Ambrose, 1822-1871, Physician

Corporate names

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


  • Derbyshire, England
  • London, England
  • Yorkshire, England

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