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Royal College of Surgeons of England

Bartlett, Alexander Henry (1800-1887)


Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0229

Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England

Title: Bartlett, Alexander Henry (1800-1887)

Date(s): 1823-1835

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 file

Name of creator(s): Cooper | Sir | Astley Paston | 1768-1841 | 1st Baronet | surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

Alexander Henry Bartlett was born in Ipswich in 1800. He became a student at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals, where he was dresser to Sir Astley Cooper in 1822-1823. After qualifying he settled in Ipswich, where he was first elected to the Dispensary. He was appointed Surgeon to the Gaol in 1825. He had an important share in the establishment of the East Suffolk Hospital, and headed the poll at the election of surgeons in 1836. He served on the active staff of the Hospital for forty years and then became Consulting Surgeon. He died in 1887.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Alexander Henry Bartlett, 1823-1835, comprising a testimonial written for Bartlett by Sir Astley Paston Cooper, after his studies at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, 4 Dec 1823; a letter from Cooper to Bartlett regarding a certificate for 'your new hospital', 20 May 1835; a testimonial from Cooper to Bartlett, for his position at Ipswich Hospital, 5 Jun 1835; and an undated letter from Cooper to Bartlett, containing a prescription.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The items are arranged in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Additional manuscripts catalogue.



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the College by Sir Patrick Graham Astley Cooper (6th Baronet) in 1963.


Related material:

Papers of Sir Astley Cooper (MS0008); Lecture notes of Sir Astley Cooper's lectures taken by Thomas Egerton Bryant (MS0125), Thomas Appleby (MS0225), George Ramsey Rodd (MS0226), George Ray (MS0227), Richard Wilson Brown (MS0228), John Blackman (MS0230), and John Flint South (MS0232); Draft paper by Cooper for publication (MS0231).


Archivist's note: Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, A-MACE.London, 1930.

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.

Date(s) of descriptions: Sep 2008

Hospitals | Health services
Medical treatment | Therapy | Medical sciences
Testimonials | Documents | Information sources
Medical institutions

Personal names
Bartlett | Alexander Henry | 1800-1887 | surgeon
Cooper | Sir | Astley Paston | 1768-1841 | 1st Baronet | surgeon

Corporate names
Guy's Hospital | London
Ipswich Hospital
St Thomas' Hospital | London

Ipswich | Suffolk | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe