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LEESON, John Rudd (b 1854)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 TH/PP37
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: LEESON, John Rudd (b 1854)
Date(s): 1874-1884, 1951
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file, 2 medals
Name of creator(s): Leeson | John Rudd | b 1854 | physician
Leeson | Spencer | 1892-1956 | Bishop of Peterborough


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Rudd Leeson was born in London, 6 Jan 1854, the son of John Leeson. He was educated at St Thomas's Hospital, Edinburgh, Vienna, and Berlin Universities, obtaining MD, CM, (Edinburgh) and MRCS (England). In Edinburgh, he was Dresser and House Surgeon to Professor Joseph Lister. Leeson served as House Physician, 1876, and Demonstrator or Anatomy, 1878, St Thomas's Hospital; Senior Consultant Physician and Chairman St John's Hospital, Twickenham; and Consultant Physician Metropolitan and City Police Orphanage. He married firstly Margaret Lewis, and secondly Caroline Gwatkin.
Spencer Leeson, Bishop of Peterborough, (1892-1956) was the son of John Rudd Leeson.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of John Rudd Leeson comprising letters and testimonials from Joseph Lister (1827-1912), 1877-1878, 1884; two large medals awarded to Leeson by Edinburgh University for Chemistry, 1874, and Clinical Surgery 1874-1875.
Also contains note from Spencer Leeson providing biographical information about his father, and explanation of the medals and letter, 1951.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged as described 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 St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library, 1951.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library in 2002

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black); The Medical Who's Who, 1925, Grafton Publishing Co Ltd, London. Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900) D T Bird (London, 1984). Description compiled by Alison Field

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:
January 2004

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