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Heberden, Willliam (1710-1801)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0256
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Heberden, Willliam (1710-1801)
Date(s): 1749-1932
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Heberden | William | 1710-1801 | surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Heberden was born in Southwark, London, in 1710. He was educated at the local grammar school. He transferred to St John's College, Cambridge, in 1724, and became a Fellow in 1730. He practised as a physician in Cambridge for several years, delivering a series of lectures on Materia Medica, for 10 years. He was admitted as a Candidate of the College of Physicians, in 1745 and a Fellow in 1746. He settled in London in 1748, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1749. He was also nominated Gulstonian Lecturer in 1749; Harveian orator in 1750; and Croonian lecturer in 1760. He was censor in 1749, 1755, and 1760; Consiliarius in 1762; and was constituted an Elect in 1762, which he resigned in 1781. He died in 1801.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of William Heberden, 1749-1932, comprising a volume containing a manuscript titled Three Lectures containing some observations on the History, Nature and Cure of Poisons, read by Heberden at the College of Physicians, 24-26 Aug 1749, probably as part of the Gulstonian Lecture series; 2 receipts addressed to the Overseers of the Poor of Wittlesford, by T Prince; and letters pasted into the back of the volume from R R James, Sir Humphrey D Rolleston (Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge), and H L Pink regarding the donation of the volume, Nov 1931- Jan 1932.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by Sir H Rolleston and Mr R R James, in 1932.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: Munk, Roll of the Royal College of Physicians, Vol II p159

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

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