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Rogers, Nathaniel (d.1881)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS. 4243-4244
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Rogers, Nathaniel (d.1881)
Date(s): 1826-1869
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Rogers | Nathaniel | d 1881 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Nathaniel Rogers was M.D. at Edinburgh in 1832.


Scope and content/abstract:

Rogers' holograph manuscript. Volume 1 is entitled 'Obituaries of eminent persons'. Volume 2 (dated on the title 1847) is entitled 'Obituary of eminent persons and private friends', and is illustrated by 32 tinted photographs. Among the photographs are those of: Sir Charles Hastings (1774-1866); Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865); and Sir Joseph Paxton (1804-1865). The volumes contain numerous biographies of doctors and scientists who died during the period of the record. The obituaries include various figures of Australasian interest such as Sir Stamford Raffles (1781-1826); Rev. Daniel Tyerman, missionary; George Bennet, missionary (fl.1812-1841); Rev. Thomas Slatyer, missionary, Samoa; and Colonel Robert Torrens (fl.1837).Each volume contains a stipple engraved portrait of the compiler, and his armorial book-plate.

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). Detailed catalogue available at

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased 1930 (accession number 56308).

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
description compiled by Helen Wakely based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by S.A.J. Moorat.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
December 2000

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