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OLDFIELD, Henry Ambrose (1822-1871)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/PP1/38
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: OLDFIELD, Henry Ambrose (1822-1871)
Date(s): 1841
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Oldfield | Henry Ambrose | 1822-1871 | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1822; medical student at Guy's Hospital; M R C S, 1845; M D, St Andrew's University, 1845; Assistant Surgeon, Bengal Medical Service, 1846; died, 1871.
Publications: Views of Nepal, 1851-1864. Henry Ambrose Oldfield, Margaret Alicia Oldfield. [edited by] Cecilia and Hallvard Kul°y (1975); Sketches from Nipal, historical and descriptive ... To which is added an essay on Nipalese Buddhism, and illustrations of religious monuments, architecture and scenery, etc [Edited by E O] 2 volumes (W H Allen & Co, London, 1880).


Scope and content/abstract:

Small manuscript notebook of Henry Ambrose Oldfield, when a medical student at Guy's Hospital in 1841, containing notes on medicinal qualities of various plants, journal of journey through the Derbyshire and Yorkshire, including list of expense, comments on countryside, art and architecture. Also detailed notes on architecture of English cathedrals.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 volume

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 by Henry Ambrose Oldfield's grandchild, C M M Oldfield.

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

Guy's Hospital also holds Oldfield's gold and silver medals. Family correspondence and papers, 1846-1866, are held by the British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections (reference: MSS Eur C 193).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Historical Manuscripts Commission On-line National Register of Archives; British Library Public On-line catalogue. 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:
May 2002; revised January 2003, Jun 2004

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