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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP69
TOOGOOD, Jonathan (d 1869)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
11 letters


Name of creator(s)

Toogood, Jonathan, d 1869, surgeon

Administrative / Biographical history

Jonathan Toogood was a surgeon, a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and one of the founders of the Bridgewater Infirmary in 1813. He retired to Torquay in the 1860s and died in 1869. Publications include: Hints to Mothers and other persons interested in the management of females at the age of puberty (London, 1845); Illustrations of the Fraud and Folly of Homeopathy (London, 1848); Medical Toogoodism and Homeopathy. Extracted from the British Journal of Homeopathy (London, 1849); Reminiscences of a Medical Life, with cases and practical illustrations (Taunton, 1853).

Archival history

The letters were presented to St Thomas's Hospital by James Harvey of Bridgwater.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Jonathan Toogood, 1810-1843, comprising letters from Henry Cline, 1814, J Clarke, 1815, R Willan, 1810, Sir Astley Cooper, 1823-1833, and Thomas Turner, 1843, concerning medical conditions and treatment; letter from Gilbert Wakefield to Rev C Toodgood, Sherborne, Dorsetshire, (uncle of Jonathan Toogood) Jan 1795 (damaged). Also contains correspondence of depositer concerning the Toogood family history, 1979.

System of arrangement

Arranged as described in the Scope and Content.

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

Summary guide on-line.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: 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

April 2002; revised January 2003

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  • Diseases
  • Health services
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • Medical treatment
  • Pathology
  • Patients
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Physicians
  • Social welfare
  • Surgeons
  • Surgery
  • Therapy

Personal names

  • Cline, Henry, 1750-1827, Surgeon
  • Cooper, Sir, Astley Paston, 1768-1841, 1st Baronet, Surgeon
  • Toogood, Jonathan, d 1869, Surgeon

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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