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WHARTON, Thomas (1614-1673)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0113 MS-WHART
Held at: Royal College of Physicians
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Full title: WHARTON, Thomas (1614-1673)
Date(s): 1663-1666
Level of description: Colelction (fonds)
Extent: 5 vols
Name of creator(s): Wharton | Thomas | 1614-1673 | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1614; educated: Pembroke College, Cambridge, 1637; Trinity College, Oxford; studied chemistry and medicine with John Scrope at Bolton Castle, 1642-1645; moved to London to study medicine, 1645; returned to Oxford, 1646; DM, 1647; Fellow of the College of Physicians, London, 1650; incorporated at Cambridge on his doctor's degree, 1652; served as a censor of the College of Physicians, London, 1658, 1661, 1666, 1667, 1668, and 1673; practised medicine in London, 1648-; physician to St Thomas's Hospital, London, 1657-1673; died, 1673.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Thomas Wharton comprising his letterbook 1672-1673 and George Wharton's 'Calendarium Carolinum' annotated by Thomas Wharton with records of his medical cases, prescriptions, notes on treatment, copies of letters, receipts and expenditures and notes on current events 1663-[1666].

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Open for consultation, unless otherwise indicated.

Conditions governing reproduction:

All requests should be referred to the Archivist

Finding aids:

Available at the Royal College of Physicians.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Letter book was presented by Mrs Charles Darwin, July 1925.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the RCP's Adlib catalogue; edited by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB.

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:
Aug 2008

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