Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0042
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
Title: James, Robert Rutson (1881-1959)
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 boxes
Name of creator(s): James | Robert Rutson | 1881-1959 | surgeon
Robert Rutson James was born in 1881. He was educated at Winchester College and St George's Hospital. He held resident posts at St George's, Moorfields, and at the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital. He became ophthalmic registrar at St George's in 1909 and assistant ophthalmic surgeon after a few months, a post he held for seventeen years, becoming ophthalmic surgeon only in 1926 and retiring in 1931. He was ophthalmic surgeon to the West Ham, now Queen Mary's, Hospital during 1911-1918. He retired from private practice in 1935 and settled at Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1939. James was secretary of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom during 1918-1921, he later served on its Council, and became an honorary member in 1936. He was also editor of the British Journal of Ophthalmology. He died in 1959.
Scope and content/abstract:
Papers of Robert Rutson James, 1933-1945, comprising transcripts of sources relating to 17th and 18th century surgeons: transcripts of the Admiralty Surgeon's Passing Certificates, 1933-1934; transcripts of the Barber Surgeon's Apprentice Books, 1936; transcripts of the Freemen of the Barber Surgeon's Company, c 1936; transcripts of the Warden's Great Account Book, c 1930s; transcripts of the Lambeth Archbishop's Licences, 1937; transcripts of Fleet Prison Marriage Registers, 1930s-1940s; transcripts of Medical Wills, 1933; transcripts of the List of Marriage Licences from the Harleian Society, including some medical wills, 1933-1945; and transcripts of the St George's Hospital Pupil Register, c 1930.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
As outlined in Scope and Content.
Conditions governing access:
Access available by appointment with Deputy Librarian.
Conditions governing reproduction:
No photocopying permitted.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited by Robert Rutson James during the 1930s and 1940s. Many of these donations are noted in the Library Donation Books.
Archivist's note: Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: The Lives of the Fellows of The Royal College of Surgeons of England Volume 4: 1952-1964, p209
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: Aug 2008