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LUCAS, Richard Clement (1846-1915)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/PP1/33
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: LUCAS, Richard Clement (1846-1915)
Date(s): 1864-1865
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Lucas | Richard Clement | 1846-1915 | surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

Richard Clement Lucas was born on 16 April 1846, son of William Lucas of Oaklands, Midhurst, Sussex. Educated at Queenwood College, Stockbridge, Hants; Guy's Hospital, and the University of London. Passed First Division at every examination; awarded gold medal at MB, Honours at BS, and FRCS. Lucas was appointed Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy at Guy's, 1872, Senior Demonstrator, 1874, Demonstrator in Practical Surgery, 1877. In 1875, he was elected Assistant Surgeon, and was Surgeon from 1888-1906. He also lectured in the Medical School on Anatomy, 1888-1900, and Surgery 1900-1906, retiring in 1906. Lucas served as a member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons from 1901-1914, and as Vice President of the College, 1909-1911. Bradshaw Lecturer, 1911. He was married to Kathleen Emma Pelly. He died on 30 June 1915.
Publications: The Bradshaw Lecture on Some Points in Heredity. Delivered before the Royal College of Surgeons, December 6th, 1911, Adlard & Son: London, 1912


Scope and content/abstract:

Two manuscript notebooks 'Volume 1, R Lucas, Guy's Hospital' containing notes on lectures on midwifery by Dr Oldham, mammalian class by Dr Pavy, and medical jurisprudence, [Alfred Swaine] Taylor, 140ff; and ' Volume 2, R C Lucas', containing notes on lectures on medicine by [William Withey] Gull, 2 Dec 1864, and [George Owen] Rees, 4 Jan 64; and on surgery, by [John] Birkett, 3rd Nov 1864, and [Alfred] Poland, 3 Jan 1865, includes diagrams and sketches illustrating subjects of lecture, 168ff.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The papers are part of a series of personal papers in the Guy's Hospital Medical School collection.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to 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 Records Services.

Finding aids:

This summary guide.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers of Alfred Swaine Taylor, (1806-1880) Medical Jurist including autobiographical notes, held by the Natural History Museum (Ref: L MSS HUN); and report of analyses in case of suspected poisoning, 1867, held by Royal College of Physicians of London (see Accessions to repositories 1977). Sir William Withey Gull, (1816-1890) 1st Baronet Physician, held at King's College Library, papers 1839-1864 (Ref: GB 0100 G/PP2/15-17 and G/PP4/10); papers including clinical and lecture notes, 1838-53, held by Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (Ref: MSS 2136, 2140, 2654-55, 3079-80); papers relating to treatment of Prince of Wales for typhoid, 1871-72, held by Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (Ref: MS 5873); letters to H W and S A Acland, 1870-90, held by Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts (Ref: MSS Acland); correspondence relating to Guy's Hospital, 1879-80, held by London Metropolitan Archives (Ref: H09/GY/A/220).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Mr Guy's Hospital 1726-1948, H C Cameron, Longmans Green and Co Ltd, London, 1954; Who's Who 1897-1996 (CD-ROM, Oxford University Press, 1996); Guy's Hospital Gazette, Vol 29, 17 Jul 1915; British Library (online) Public Catalogue. 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:
June 2004

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