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Gibson, William Robert (1872-1959)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0086
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Gibson, William Robert (1872-1959)
Date(s): 1886
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Gibson | William Robert | 1872-1959 | surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Robert Gibson was born in 1872. He received his medical education at St Bartholomew's Hospital, and was at one time assistant medical superintendent at St Saviour's Hospital, Dulwich. He practised for many years in Madras, India, where he was Chief Medical Officer to the Madras and South Mahratta Railway. He was a generous benefactor to the College and donated 38, 803 during 1954-1955. the Fellows Common Room was named the "John Cherry Gibson Room" on 14 Jul 1955, and on the same day the gift of his house in Ealing with its contents was reported to Council. He was awarded the Honorary Medal as an out-standing benefactor in 1956. He died in St Bartholomew's in 1959.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of William Robert Gibson, 1886, comprising a manuscript notebook containing medical and chemical receipts; newspaper cuttings; and an article on skin, 1889.

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:

Additional manuscripts catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The volume was deposited by William Robert Gibson in 1959.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: The Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 4: 1952-1964 , p149

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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