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Paget, Sir James (1814-1899)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.5701-5706 & 7377
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Paget, Sir James (1814-1899)
Date(s): 1830-1909
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 7 files
Name of creator(s): Paget | Sir | James | 1814-1899 | 1st Baronet | surgeon
Paget | Stephen | 1855-1926 | surgeon and biographer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born Great Yarmouth, 1814; educated at a private school, Yarmouth; apprenticed to Charles Costerton, surgeon, in Yarmouth, 1830; entered as a student at St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1834; identified the parasite Trichina spiralis whilst studying at the hospital, 1835; clinical clerk to Dr Latham, 1835-1836; member, Royal College of Surgeons, 1836; sub-editor of the Medical Gazette, 1837-1842; Curator of the museum, 1837 and Demonstrator in morbid anatomy, 1839-1943, St Bartholomew's Hospital; Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1843; Lecturer on general anatomy and physiology, 1843 and Warden of the College for students, 1843-1851, St Bartholomew's Hospital; prepared a catalogue of the anatomical museum of St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1846; prepared a catalogue of the pathological specimens in the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1846-1849; Arris and Gale Professor of Anatomy and Surgery, 1847-1852; Assistant Surgeon, 1847-1861, St Bartholomew's Hospital; Fellow, Royal Society, 1851; Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, 1858; member of the Senate, University of London, 1860; lectured in physiology, 1859-1861, Surgeon, 1861-1871 and Lecturer on Surgery, 1865-1869, St Bartholomew's Hospital; member, 1865-1889, Vice-President, 1873, 1874, President, 1875, of the Council, Royal College of Surgeons; Serjeant-Surgeon-Extraordinary to Queen Victoria, 1867-1877; Consulting Surgeon, St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1869; President, Clinical Society, 1869; created Baronet, 1871; President, Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society, 1875; representative of the Royal College of Surgeons at the General Medical Council, 1876-1881; Serjeant-Surgeon to Queen Victoria, 1877; Hunterian Orator, 1877; President, International Congress of Medicine, 1881; Bradshaw Lecturer, 1882; Vice-Chancellor, University of London, 1883-1895; Morton Lecturer, 1887; President, Pathological Society of London, 1887; died, London, 1899.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence and papers of Sir James Paget and miscellaneous papers of his son, Stephen Paget, 1830-1909.

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:

MSS.5701-5706 presented by Humphrey Paget, 1951 (acc. 327138).

Material in MS.7377 acquired through various channels:
1. Purchased from: Sotheby's, London, April 1928 (acc.48104); E. Williams, Hove, January 1929 (acc.67367); Sotheby's, London, February 1930 (acc.52479), July 1931 (acc.57468 and 67540), December 1931 (acc.75873), February 1932 (acc.76088), April 1932 (acc.65133), July 1932 (acc.65270), December 1932 (acc.67552), July 1933 (acc.66163) and November 1933 (acc.67469); Mrs. Barrett, London, March 1930 (acc.91327); Puttick and Simpson, May 1930 (acc.62824); Stevens, London, July 1931 (acc.68194), August 1931 (acc.68226 and 68259) and September 1932 (acc.89090); Glendining, London, December 1931 (acc.67596), January 1932 (acc.67614 and 67619), September 1932 (acc.67655), September 1933 (acc.67769) and January 1935 (acc.67971); Heck, Vienna, August 1932 (acc.65895); E.Hall, Gravesend, circa January 1965 (acc.311503). Probably purchased from Hodgson's, London, c.July 1910 (acc.24962-24966).
2. Presented by H.J. Fuller, April 1929 (acc.49838), Mme. Jaffé, Nice, March 1938 (acc.56999) and Mr. G. Romanes, December 1977 (acc.328237).
3. Transferred from Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, c.1939 (acc.91800). Provenance not known (acc.67430 and 89396).
4. Accession details of nos.1, 8, 26, 36, 53 and 66 not recorded.

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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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