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MAITLAND, Andrew (1809-1856)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/PP1/34
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: MAITLAND, Andrew (1809-1856)
Date(s): 1824-1832, 1989-1990
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume; 4 items, 1 file
Name of creator(s): Maitland | Andrew Wright | 1809-1856 | surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, Jamaica, 1809; pupil at Guy's Hospital, 1824; apprenticed to Richard Stocker, the Hospital's Apothecary; dresser to Bransby Cooper, Guy's Hospital; Ship's Surgeon to the HECTOR, 1831; returned to Jamaica, 1831; practiced medicine; Assistant Surgeon to the St Elizabeth Regiment of Foot, 1834; Health Officer for the Port of Black River, Cornwall County, 1841; elected Fellow, College of Physicians and Surgeons in Jamaica, 1842; died, 1856.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Andrew Wright Maitland, comprising notebook containing reports of cases admitted to Guy's Hospital from Jun-Sep 1830, list of passengers on board the Hector on a voyage from London to Ceylon [Sri Lanka] via Mauritius, Oct 1830-Nov 1831 and medical cases treated during voyage, copies of letters written on board, accounts of purchases in Colombo, list of casualties, description of voyage, also notes on tetanus, Nov 1832;
Maitland's admission cards for the Pupil's Physical Society, 1832-1833; for lectures in theory and practice of medicine by Richard Bright, Oct 1827; for surgical operations and practice at Guy's and St Thomas, Apr 1929;
piece of a book cover inscribed 'Andrew Wright Maitland entered Guy's Hospital Mar 5th and was articled to Mr Stocker the following day Mar 6, 1824';
correspondence of the School Secretary's concerning personal papers belonging to Andrew Maitland donated to Guy's Medical School library, and biographical information about Maitland, Jun 1989-Sep 1990.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive and Corporate Record Services.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Presented to Guy's Hospital Medial School by members of Andrew Maitland's family in 1989 and 1990.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Guy's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
October 2001; revised January 2003, June 2004

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