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NUSSEY, John (1794-1862): certificate of appointment

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S47
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: NUSSEY, John (1794-1862): certificate of appointment
Date(s): 1825
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 folder
Name of creator(s): George IV | 1762-1830 | King of Great Britain and Ireland


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Nussey (1794-1862) was the favourite medical attendant of King George IV. In 1825 he was appointed Apothecary in Ordinary to the King, and served William IV, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in a similar position. He attended Queen Victoria in several of her confinements, including that of the future Edward VII. He was Master of the Society of Apothecaries of London from 1833-1834 and a Member of the Court of Assistants for many years. His Court dress and sword are on display in the foyer of the College.


Scope and content/abstract:

Certificate of Appointment of John Nussey as Apothecary in Ordinary to King George IV, 25 Feb 1825.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Out of copyright.

Finding aids:

A general index to the files listed in the catalogue of the Archives of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is maintained in the College Archives; refer to the College Archivist.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The Certificate of Appointment was presented to the College Archives by Mrs E Nussey, a direct descendant of John Nussey, in June 1997.

Allied Materials

Related material:

RCOG Archives holds a pair of trousers and a waistcoat belonging to John Nussey are (Ref: S49); slides of the clothes (Ref: PH14/12).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Biographical details of the individuals who have presented material to the College and/or comprise the subject of the records, have been compiled using information in administrative files and, where relevant, consulting Sir John Peel's book The Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1929-1969, Whitefriars Press Ltd, 1975. Compiled by Clare Cowling, Archivist, RCOG.

Rules or conventions:
National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second Edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions:
September 2000

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