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Liston, Robert (1794-1847)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.6084-6104
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Liston, Robert (1794-1847)
Date(s): 1834-1901
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 17 files and 4 volumes
Name of creator(s): Liston | Robert | 1794-1847 | professor of clinical surgery
Liston | David | 1800-1881 | professor of oriental languages
Liston | Henry | 1857-1900 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Robert Liston (1794-1847) was Professor of Clinical Surgery at University College London. His brother David Liston (1800-1881) was Professor of Oriental Languages at Edinburgh. Henry Liston (1857-1900), LRCP, LRCS, was a medical man and the son of David Liston.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters from Robert Liston to his friend and former assistant, James Miller (1812-1864), plus general Liston family material relating chiefly to Robert Liston's brother David Liston and the latter's son Henry Liston.

Access & Use

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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:

Sotheby's (Billingshurst) 29 Jan. 1987, lot 1609. Purchased subsequently from Arthur Middleton.

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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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