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Waring, Edward John (1819-1891)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.4973-4974
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Waring, Edward John (1819-1891)
Date(s): c 1855
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Waring | Edward John | 1819-1891 | surgeon
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The author was a surgeon in the Indian Medical Service. He was promoted to Assistant Surgeon in 1849, and Surgeon in 1864. After serving in Jamaica as a surgeon he joined the Indian Medical Service and was stationed in the State of Travancore. Returning to England he took his FRCS in 1864 and obtained his MD at Aberdeen the next year. He was an early advocate of 'Cottage hospitals' and in later life devoted himself to medical philanthropic work (cf. BMJ 1891, i pp. 264, 265).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Edward Waring, c 1855, including a catalogue of the principal medicinal plants and drugs of Travancore, and miscellaneous material relating to Waring's brother Charles Lampluch Waring.

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: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased 1939, 1944.

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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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