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ASHWELL, Samuel (1798-?1852)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/PP2/1-2
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: ASHWELL, Samuel (1798-?1852)
Date(s): [1830-1850]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 volumes
Name of creator(s): Ashwell | Samuel | 1798- ? 1852 | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Samuel Ashwell was Assistant to James Blundell, Lecturer in Midwifery at Guy's Hospital Medical School from 1825 to 1834 (and previously at the School of the United Hospitals). Ashwell was appointed Lecturer on Midwifery at Guy's Hospital in 1834 on Blundell's resignation, and was probably responsible for arrangements of the new Lying-in Charity to attend child birhs in the vicinity. He was also responsible for the hospital wards for diseases for women, established in 1831. He resigned the lectureship in 1849.
Publications include: A Practical Treatise on Parturition ... To which are appended, two papers ... on abdominal surgery, the other on transfusion; presented by Dr. Blundell (Thomas Tegg, London, 1828); A Practical Treatise on the Diseases peculiar to Women, etc (Samuel Highley, London, 1844).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Samuel Ashwell, comprising notes on his course of lectures on 'Midwifery and the Diseases of Females', delivered at Guy's Hospital, 1839-1840, (5 volumes); and lecture notes 'Lectures on midwifery by Dr Samuel Ashwell' [1830-1950] (1 volume), taken by an unidentified student(s).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The volumes are arranged chronologically.

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 catalogues are available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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:
Sources: Mr Guy's Hospital 1726-1948 H C Cameron (Longmans, Green and Co, London, 1954); British Library Public On-line catalogue; 'List of Books by Guy's Men in the Wills Library, Guy's Hospital' William Wale, in Guy's Hospital Reports Vol LXVII. 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 Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
May 2002; revised January 2003; June 2004

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