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Gregory, James (1753-1821)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.2595-2611, 5939 and 6038
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Gregory, James (1753-1821)
Date(s): 1781-1842
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 19 volumes
Name of creator(s): Gregory | John | 1724-1773 | Professor of Medicine
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Gregory was born, 1864; Geological Department of the Natural History Museum, 1887; expedition to Kenya, 1891; accompanied Lord Conway across Spitsbergen, 1896; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1893-1932; Professor of Geology, Melbourne, 1901; led an expedition around Lake Eyre; Chair of Geology at Glasgow University, 1904-1929; Government Commission into the working and organising of Calcutta University, 1917; undertook many travels including a trip to Chinese Tibet, 1922; President of the Geological Society of London, 1928-1930; trip to South America, 1931 on which he died, 1932.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notes of John Gregory's lectures on medical theory and practice (MSS.2597-2611) plus some notes of individual cases in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Gregory's observations upon them (MSS.2595-2596, 5939 and 6038).

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) and 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:

Purchased from various sources in 1906, 1907, 1911, 1912, 1930, 1932, 1973 and 1976.

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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:
Feb 2009

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