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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
REID, Douglas Arthur (b 1833)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 volumes


Name of creator(s)

Reid, Douglas Arthur, b 1833, medical student

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 2 June 1833; medical student, King's College London, 1851; served in the Crimean War, 1855-1856.

Publications: Memories of the Crimean War, January 1855 to June 1856 (St Catherine Press, London, 1911); Soldier-surgeon. The Crimean war letters of Dr Douglas A Reid, 1855-1856 edited by Joseph O Baylen and Alan Conway (University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, [1968]).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College Hospital.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Book of handwritten notes and sketches, Oct-Dec 1851, taken by Reid from lectures on physiology delivered by Professor Robert Bentley Todd, and Professor Sir William Bowman, King's College London; volume of handwritten notes from lectures given by Professor Sir William Fergusson on the principles and practice of surgery, Oct-Dec 1851, and from clinical lectures given by Fergusson and Professor Richard Partridge, 1852-1853, with several caricatures of staff and other sketches.

System of arrangement

2 volumes as above.

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 Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

King's College London Archives also holds papers of Professor Sir William Fergusson (ref: KH/PP7).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: H Willoughby Lyle King's and some King's men (Oxford University Press, London, 1935); British Library OPAC 97. Compiled by Annabel Dodds.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

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Date(s) of descriptions

May 2000.

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  • Higher science education
  • Lectures (teaching method)
  • Medical education
  • Medical sciences
  • Physiology
  • Surgery
  • Teaching methods

Personal names

  • Bowman, Sir, William, 1816-1892, Knight, Surgeon
  • Fergusson, Sir, William, 1808-1877, Knight, Surgeon
  • Reid, Douglas Arthur, b 1833, Medical student
  • Todd, Robert Bentley, 1809-1860, Professor of Physiology

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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