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Downes, W (fl 1821)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0053
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Downes, W (fl 1821)
Date(s): 1821
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Downes | W | fl 1821 | student of surgery


Administrative/Biographical history:

It is probable that W Downes is William Downes, who became a licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries in 1822, and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1823. William Downes practised in Handsworth in Staffordshire.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of W Downes, 1821, comprising 2 volumes of manuscript lecture notes of surgical lectures by John Abernethy, 1821.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (1928) by Victor G Plarr.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The volumes were presented to the Library by Dr A J Collis in 1926. The volumes had been passed down through Dr Collis' family.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Related information on John Abernethy:

Abernethy papers (MS0210); Notes of lectures by Abernethy by Peter Mere Latham (MS0211); William Cooke's notes of lectures by Abernethy and others (MS0212); Notes of Abernethy's lectures by Jacob Vale Asbury (MS0213); Autograph Letter from John Abernethy to Mr Mortimer (MS0214); Autograph Letter from John Abernethy to Mr Reece (MS0215); Autograph Letters from John Abernethy to the Royal College of Surgeons (MS0216); Admittance card for Anthony Holbrow to the lectures of John Abernethy (MS0217); Notes on Surgical Lectures of Sir Everard Home and John Abernethy (MS0218); Prosser-Harvey Collection contains notes of Abernethy's lectures (MS0081).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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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