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Moynihan, Lord Berkeley: Papers and Case Books

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0284
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Moynihan, Lord Berkeley: Papers and Case Books
Date(s): 1893-1936
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 58 boxes including 94 volumes
Name of creator(s): Moynihan | Berkeley George Andrew | 1865-1936 | 1st Baron Moynihan | surgeon

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

Berkeley George Andrew Moynihan was born in Malta, in 1865. He moved with his mother to Leeds, in 1867. He was educated in Leeds, and then at the Blue Coat School, Newgate Street, London from 1875-1881. He studied at the Royal Naval School, Eltham, from 1881-1883, and then proceeded to the Medical School of Yorkshire College, in Leeds. He graduated MB at the University of London in 1887, and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England the same year. He passed the examination for the Fellowship in 1890, and for Master of Surgery in 1893, being awarded the gold medal. After serving as house surgeon at the Leeds General Infirmary in 1887, he acted as demonstrator of anatomy in the Medical School from 1893-1896. He was elected assistant surgeon to the infirmary in 1896, was surgeon from 1906, and consulting surgeon from 1927 until his death. He was lecturer in surgery from 1896-1909, and from 1909-1927 he was professor of clinical surgery in the University of Leeds. At the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Moynihan was appointed an examiner in anatomy on the board of examiners in anatomy and physiology for the Fellowship in 1899. He gave three lectures as Arris and Gale lecturer in 1899, and three lectures in 1900. In 1920 he gave a lecture as Hunterian professor of surgery and pathology, and in the same year delivered the Bradshaw lecture. He was Hunterian Orator in 1927. He served on the Council of the College from 1912-1933, and was elected President, 1926-1931. During World War One, he held the rank of major la suite attached to the 2nd Northern General Hospital of the Territorial RAMC, with a commission dated 14 Oct 1908. He was gazetted temporary colonel, AMS, in 1914, and served in France. On demobilization in 1919 he was holding the rank of major-general. He had been chairman of the Army Advisory Board form 1916, and chairman of the council of consultants 1916-1919. He died in 1936.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Lord Berkeley George Andrew Moynihan, 1893-1936, comprising 45 volumes of case books, 1893-1936; 22 volumes relating to private operations, 1908-1935; 7 volumes relating to private operations in London, 1927-1935; 1 notebook relating to London patients, 1920-1922; 2 volumes relating to records of pathological researches, 1921-1923; press cuttings relating to euthanasia, 1924-1936; 2 albums of tributes to Moynihan, 1936; press cuttings relating to Moynihan, 1908-1930; scrap book relating to Moynihan, c1913-1934; miscellaneous material including photographs of Moynihan, letters, lecture notes, testimonials and articles, c1913-1934; album of newspaper cuttings relating to Moynihan, Sep 1934- Aug 1936; album of newspaper cuttings relating to Moynihan, Sep 1930- Jul 1934; and 47 diplomas awarded to Moynihan, 1886-1935.

Access & 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.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Permanently loaned by the Moynihan family in 1965, until the family decides otherwise. There has been no contact with the family since 1965.

Allied Materials

Related material:

A replica of a portrait of Lord Berkely Moynihan, painted by Richard Jack, RA, in 1927, was presented to the Royal College of Surgeons of England c1936; and a marble bust by F J Wilcoxson, presented by Lord Moynihan's son.


Leeds General Infirmary: Portrait of Lord Berkely Moynihan, painted by Richard Jack, RA, in 1927; and a bust by Sir William Reid Dick, RA, in a setting designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, PRA, was unveiled in 1939;

Leeds Medical School: A bronze cast of Moynihan's hands is in the library of the Leeds Medical School, with a replica in the City Art Gallery; a bronze bust by F J Wilcoxson; and Moynihan's instruments are in the museum of the Leeds Medical School.

Publication note:

Description Notes

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:
Oct 2008

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