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Andrade y Pastor, Manuel (1809-1848)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 WMS/Amer.94 and 136
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Andrade y Pastor, Manuel (1809-1848)
Date(s): 1832-c.1850
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): Pastor | Manuel | Andrade | y | 1809-1848 | surgeon and physician
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Manuel Andrade y Pastor was born in Mexico in 1809 and qualified as a surgeon and physician in Mexico in 1831-1833. He travelled to study in Paris in 1833-1836. On his return to Mexico he was appointed Director of the Hospital of Jesus. In 1838 he was made Director of the Escuela Nacional de Cirugía, which was incorporated later that year into the Establecimiento de Ciencias Médicas founded in 1833. He held the chair of anatomy here until his death in 1848.


Scope and content/abstract:

WMS/Amer.94 comprises documents relating to Andrade y Pastor, the majority by other hands: certificates of qualification, licences to carry firearms, bills for anatomical equipment and medical books, letters of appointment, an account of a medical case in which Andrade y Pastor took part, and official correspondence between him and other members of the faculty. WMS/Amer.136 consists of biographical drafts dating from shortly after Andrade y Pastor's death, by an unknown individual.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

WMS/Amer.94 comprises documents relating to Andrade y Pastor; WMS/Amer.136 consists of biographical drafts by an unknown individual.

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: Robin Price, An Annotated Catalogue of Medical Americana in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1983). Detailed catalogue available at

Archival Information

Archival history:

WMS/Amer.94 formed part of the Guerra collection. WMS/Amer.136 formed part of the Léon collection.

Immediate source of acquisition:

WMS/Amer.136 purchased 1927. WMS/Amer.94 purchased 1962.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by Robin Price.

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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