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Sydenham Medical Club

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.6208-6215
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Sydenham Medical Club
Date(s): 1796-1928
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 8 volumes
Name of creator(s): Sydenham Medical Club
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Medical Club was a London dining club which became known, from at least 1905, as the Sydenham Medical Club. Its membership was restricted to six physicians, six surgeons, and six apothecaries (subsequently general practitioners). The origins of the Club are obscure; the earliest election to membership recorded here is that of Mr [Charles] Nevinson, elected in 1775 in place of Mr Carlisle deceased. Early meetings took place at the Thatched House Tavern, St James's Street.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Sydenham Medical Club includign treasurer's books, 1796-1923; list of members, 1791-1928 and photograph album, c 1900.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Described in: Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, 1999).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited by the Sydenham Medical Club, 1982.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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