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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP78
Title
WEEKES, Hampton (1780-1855)
Date(s)
1796-1806, 1890
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 box

Context

Name of creator(s)

Weekes, Hampton, 1780-1855, medical student Weekes, Richard (senior), 1751-1823, apothecary and surgeon, father of Hampton Weekes Weekes, Richard (junior), 1783-1847, younger brother of Hampton Weekes Weekes, Mary Ann, 1781-1854, sister of Hampton Weekes Weekes, Grace, 1784-1834, sister of Hampton Weekes Weekes, Fanny, 1792-1823, step sister of Hampton Weekes

Administrative / Biographical history

Richard Weekes was born in 1751, the son of Richard Weekes of Shoreham. He was admitted as a pupil at Guy's Hospital, London in 1773. He married in 1777Charity Hampton (1756-1786). In 1791, he married Elizabeth Peckham (1791-1802) Hampton Weekes was born in 1780, the eldest son of Richard Weekes, a Sussex doctor, and his wife Charity Hampton. He was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School from1791-1796, before returning home to learn the trade of surgeon-apothecary. He furthered his studies at St Thomas's Hospital, London, where he was pupil to Richard Whitfield, Hospital Apothecary, from 1801 to 1803. He practiced in Brighton, before returning to the family home at Hurst around 1810. He married in 1906, Sarah Borer (died 1829), and in 1836, Phyllia Ellis. He retired to Brighton in 1831 aftter selling the family home to his son George, also a medical practitioner. He died in 1855. Richard Weekes was born in 1751, the son of Richard Weekes of Shoreham. He was admitted as a pupil at Guy's Hospital, London in 1773. He married in 1777Charity Hampton (1756-1786). In 1791, he married Elizabeth Peckham (1791-1802). Hampton Weekes was born in 1780, the eldest son of Richard Weekes, a Sussex doctor, and his wife Charity Hampton. He was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School from1791-1796, before returning home to learn the trade of surgeon-apothecary. He furthered his studies at St Thomas's Hospital, London, where he was pupil to Richard Whitfield, Hospital Apothecary, from 1801 to 1803. He practiced in Brighton, before returning to the family home at Hurst around 1810. He married in 1906, Sarah Borer (died 1829), and in 1836, Phyllia Ellis. He retired to Brighton in 1831 aftter selling the family home to his son George, also a medical practitioner. He died in 1855. Richard Weekes (junior) was born in 1783, the second son of Richard Weekes, a Sussex doctor, and his wife Charity Hampton. He was educated at the Merchant Taylors' School between 1795 and 1797, after which he assisted his father in his surgeons practice, succeeding his brother Hampton as pupil to Richard Whitfield, Apothecary, St Thomas's Hospital, London, in 1803. He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeon, 1804. He returned to Hurst where he practiced his trade as well as engaging in the collection of archaeological artefacts. He died in 1847. Mary Ann Weekes was born in 1781, the eldest daughter of Richard Weekes, a Sussex doctor, and his wife Charity Hampton. In 1811, she married Nathaniel Borrer. She died in 1854. Grace Weekes | was born in 1784, the second daughter of Richard Weekes, a Sussex doctor, and his wife Charity Hampton. She never married, and died in 1834. Fanny Weekes was born in 1792, the daughter of Richard Weekes, a Sussex doctor, and his second wife Elizabeth Peckham. She died in 1823.

Archival history

The letters were presented to St Thomas's Hospital by the great niece of Hampton Weekes, in about 1942.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

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

Content & structure

Scope and content

Letters of the Weekes family, comprising mainly correspondence between Hampton Weekes and his family, 1801-1803, whilst a medical student at St Thomas's Hospital, 1801-1803, detailing his expenses, his training and operations he saw by hospital surgeons, including those by John Chandler, Astley Cooper and Henry Cline; also includes letters from Owen Evans to Mr Weekes, 1796; letter from Mr Brown to Mr Weekes Jnr, 1806; letter from Charles Betham to Miss Weekes from, 1890. Also letter relating to the deposit of the material, 1942.

System of arrangement

The records are arranged as outlined 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

English

Finding aids

Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900) D T Bird (London, 1984).

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Publication note

A medical student at St Thomas's Hospital, 1801-1802, the Weekes family letters , John M T Ford, Medical History Supplement No 7, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, 1987.

Notes

Note

Previous reference: M144

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900) D T Bird (London, 1984). 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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Subjects

  • Higher science education
  • Medical education
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • Chandler, John, d 1822, Surgeon
  • Cline, Henry, 1750-1827, Surgeon
  • Cooper, Sir, Astley Paston, 1768-1841, 1st Baronet, Surgeon
  • Weekes, Hampton, b c 1780, Medical student

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • St Thomas' Hospital, London

Places

  • England
  • London
  • Southwark

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