Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0081
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
Title: Prosser-Harvey Collection
Date(s): Early 19th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Prosser | William | c 1776-1845 | surgeon
William Prosser was born in c 1776. He was on the staff at the Monmouth Hospital in the early nineteenth century. He died in 1845. His grandson was Thomas Prosser FRCS (1820-1870), and his great grandson was Thomas Gilbert Prosser MRCS, from whom the papers came.
Scope and content/abstract:
Papers of the Prosser-Harvey collection, early 19th century, comprising the notes of a 'Student of Medicine', thought to be William Prosser, on lectures by John Abernethy, late 18th century to early 19th century; lectures by John Clark, early 19th century; lectures by Sir Astley Cooper, early 19th century; lectures by [Joshua?] Brookes, early 19th century; lectures by Andrew Thynne, late 18th century to early 19th century; and a commonplace book and unidentified notes, early to mid-nineteenth century.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
As outlined in Scope and Content.
Conditions governing access:
By written appointment only.
Conditions governing reproduction:
No photocopying permitted.
Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (1928) by Victor G Plarr.
Immediate source of acquisition:
The collection was obtained from Thomas Gilbert Prosser MRCS, great grandson of William Prosser, and donated to the Library by P G Harvey MD in 1942-1943.
Other notes on the lectures of John Abernethy:
Abernethy (MS0210); Notes of lectures by Abernethy by Peter Mere Latham (MS0211); William Cooke's notes of lectures by Abernethy and others (MS0212); Notes of Abernethy's lectures by Jacob Vale Asbury (MS0213); Autograph Letter from John Abernethy to Mr Mortimer (MS0214); Autograph Letter from John Abernethy to Mr Reece (MS0215); Autograph Letters from John Abernethy to the Royal College of Surgeons (MS0216); Admittance card for Anthony Holbrow to the lectures of John Abernethy; W Downes notes of John Abernethy's lectures on surgery (MS0053).
Archivist's note: Compiled by Anya Turner.
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