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Shuttleworth, George Edward (1842-1928)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.4566-4592 and 5134-5136
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Shuttleworth, George Edward (1842-1928)
Date(s): 1861-1923
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 27 volumes and 3 files
Name of creator(s): Shuttleworth | George Edward | 1842-1928 | psychiatrist
Beach | Fletcher | 1846-1929 | medical man
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Administrative/Biographical history:

George Edward Shuttleworth received his medical education at King's College Hospital Medical School, and obtained his MD degree at Heidelberg in 1869. After a short period at Earlswood Asylum, he was appointed Superintendent of the Royal Albert Asylum at Lancaster in 1870, a post which he held for twenty-three years. On retirement in 1893, he devoted himself to the study of insanity, and was particularly interested in the problems of mentally-defective children and their treatment. His important work on that subject was published in 1895, and a fifth edition appeared in 1922. As consultant in London, he was active in the training of personnel for service with the care of these unfortunate children, and was responsible for important changes in the lunacy laws.


Scope and content/abstract:

George Edward Shuttleworth's note-books, etc. on mental diseases, especially in children. Author's holograph MSS. Produced in Lancaster and London, 1861-1923.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The collection has been divided into five groups, by subjects. I. Clinical notes, II. Mental Diseases, III. Mental diseases in Children, IV. Bacteriology, V. Diaries.

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:

Presented 1929, apart from MS. 5134 which was purchased from John Wilson in 1988.

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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