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Russell, Raymond Anthony (1922-1964)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0174
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Russell, Raymond Anthony (1922-1964)
Date(s): c1957
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of creator(s): Russell | Raymond Anthony | 1922-1964 | Captain and historian


Administrative/Biographical history:

Raymond Anthony Russell was born in 1922. He was educated at Eton College, Berkshire, and then at Downing College, Cambridge. He gained the rank of Captain in the Royal Fusiliers in 1945. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA) and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS). He died in 1964.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Raymond Anthony Russell, c 1957, comprising 4 files of manuscript notes, letters and photographs relating to surgical instruments, amputating instruments, and surgical instrument makers; biographical material including manuscript notes, letters, photocopies of articles and photographs relating to Sir William Blizard (1743-1835); and 4 volumes of a surgical instrument catalogue titled Notes on Instrument Makers.

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:

Donated by Mrs Maud Russell, mother of Raymond Anthony Russell, in 1964.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The surgical instrument collection with accompanying display cabinet, belonging to Raymond A Russell, was donated in 1964.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: Burkes Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 2003, Volume 1.

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:
Sep 2008

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