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Rumsey, Henry Nathaniel (fl 1786-1809)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0197
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Rumsey, Henry Nathaniel (fl 1786-1809)
Date(s): 1786-1787
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 volumes
Name of creator(s): Rumsey | Henry Nathaniel | fl 1786-1809 | surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

Henry Nathaniel Rumsey was a surgeon practising at Chesham, Buckinghamshire. Rumsey had taken shorthand notes of John Hunter's lectures in 1786-1787, which were printed by James F Palmer in his edition of Hunter's works. They were admired for their completeness, including examples and illustrations.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Henry Nathaniel Rumsey, 1786-1787, comprising 4 volumes of manuscript notes by Rumsey titled A Course of Lectures on Surgery by Mr John Hunter, Surgeon to St George's Hospital, 1786, taken at lectures on surgery by John Hunter.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The volumes are arranged in chronological and lecture order.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Library card catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by Henry Wyldbore Rumsey, son of Henry Nathaniel Rumsey, in 1867.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 2, MACE-YOU, page 252

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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