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Dixon, John (1832-1930)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.2135-2195, 5191, 5950 and 6794
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Dixon, John (1832-1930)
Date(s): 1848-1903
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 63 volumes, 1 file
Name of creator(s): Dixon | John | 1832-1930 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

John Dixon was Medical Officer of Health for Bermondsey for many years, and died at the age of 98. He was a student at Guy's Hospital, London and these notes were probably made during this period: he took his MD at St Andrew's University in 1854. He practised in Bermondsey until his death, where he served as surgeon to the Surrey Dispensary and was a Justice of the Peace. He was a man of many interests, especially in public health, and gave popular lectures on hygiene, sanitation, etc. At one period of his life he took up astrology, and in his later years was an enthusiastic amateur photographer.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notes by John Dixon on medical matters and on things of personal interest to him such as astrology and photography spanning his entire career, 1848-1903. MS.5191 comprises more formal material, namely certificates and indentures.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Within the main block of material (MSS.2135-2195) items are arranged chronologically. The remaining three manuscripts are separated from them not by any theme but simply through being catalogued at a different time.

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:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Dr Dixon in 1930.

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:
Feb 2009

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