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Crosse, John Green (1790-1850)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.1916-1917
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Crosse, John Green (1790-1850)
Date(s): 1819-1843
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Crosse | John Green | 1790-1850
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The author was surgeon to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital from 1826 to the time of his death. He had been elected F.R.S. in 1836, and was an original Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1843.


Scope and content/abstract:

Midwifery. Obstetrical case books for 1819-1825 and 1833-1843. Compiler's holograph MSS.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

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).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased 1970. (318544)

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Some of these cases are included in 'Cases in Midwifery', 1851, complied by Edward Copeman (1809-1880). A biography entitled 'A surgeon in the early 19th century' was published by his great-granddaughter, V.M. Crosse, in 1968.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Description compiled by Christopher Hilton 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:
August 2001

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