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This guide highlights primary source material from the Archives and Manuscripts Collection, relating to the counties of South-central England and the Channel Islands. It includes information about local families, individuals and organisations.

Berkshire (including Vale of White Horse), Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Wiltshire. Also the Channel Islands.

Southampton Guild Rules and Charter
Facsimiles of an early, 15th century document giving rules and regulations for Southampton's guilds and regulating the sale and prices of food, drugs and spices, and of a short charter granted to the town about, 1200 Copy taken, c.1850.
Reference: MS.8070

John Moulton (died 1623) of North Waltham, Hampshire
Vicar of St Bartholomew the Less in London. Commonplace book with sermons, expenses and some recipes c.1620.
Reference: MS.571

Portsmouth
Estimate of the necessary repairs to the Round Tower, Portsmouth, 1656.
Reference: MS.7072/14

Wishford, Wiltshire
Cookery book, including advertisement for "Dredge's Heal-all" dated at Wishford. Late 17th century-1839.
Reference: MS.1792

Jenner, Davies and Seely families, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire
Materials relating to Edward Jenner, his forebears and relatives Accounts, inventories, diaries, poems, sermons and other material relating to numerous individuals at Arlingham, Berkeley, Cheltenham, Cirencester, Cowley, Dursley, Eastington, Frampton, Hill, Painswick, Quedgeley, Randwick, Rockhampton, Slimbridge, Standish (Gloucestershire); Oxford; Appleton, Drayton, Little Coxwell and Shillingford (Berkshire) Material on the Jenner family and their connections is the subject of Western Manuscripts Handlist No6, 1708-1893.
Reference: MSS.2048-69, 3015-72, 3587-8, 4487-9, 5222-49

Hampshire Deeds
Deeds recording the sales of the manors of Harbridge and Empshott, Hampshire, 1734 and 1745.
Reference: MS.6230

Mr Mortimer, apothecary, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Prescription, possibly drawn up by a surgeon named Shrapnell of Gloucester, 1749.
Reference: MS.7525/1

Anna Maria Reeves, Berkshire
Recipe and cutting book, continued from an earlier compiler, c.1750-1800.
Reference: MS.2363

Dr Cooper, East Hendred, Berkshire
Address label, no date. 
Reference: MS.7313/1

Reverend Stephen Jenner (1732-1797), elder brother of Dr Edward Jenner
Certificate of institution to the Rectory of Fittleton, Wiltshire, signed by John Hume, Bishop of Salisbury, 1773.
Reference: MS.5225

See also other Jenner material. 

Odiham, Hampshire
Prescription book of an unidentified chemist and apothecary, probably based at Odiham, 1774-80.
Reference: MS.3974

Hans Sloane [later Hans Sloane-Stanley] (1739-1827), MP for Southampton
Letters and papers, involving affairs of Southampton and of Jersey, 1778-1818.
Reference: MS.7675

Yates family, possibly from near Reading, Berkshire
Recipes and notes, including specimen menus for club dinners and notes on severe frosts, 1788-1812.
Reference: MS.5099

Reverend Lewis Evans (1755-1827), Vicar of Froxfield, Wiltshire
Cookery and medical recipes collected by the Evans family, 18th century.
Reference: MS. 7724

John Taylor (alive around 1799-1800), physician, Reading
Letters to Mr Roberts, attorney, Wokingham, concerning the sale of a local estate, 1799-1800.
Reference: MS.7674/9-12

Reverend Thomas Pruen (c.1772-1834), Aldbourne, Wiltshire
Correspondence from, and papers relating to, his friend Edward Jenner, 1802-22 and no date. 
Reference: MS.5240

George Rose MP (1744-1818)
Papers concerning smallpox vaccination at Ringwood, Hampshire, 1807-8.
Reference: MS.4257

Chemists' business, Southampton
Prescription book including recipes for medicines, varnishes, dyes, etc; the business possibly run by a J P Gillmore, c.1810-63.
Reference: MS.2522

Mrs M H Turnbull, Chobham, Surrey, later Abingdon, Berkshire
Collection of culinary, household and medicinal remedies, many collected whilst in India, c.1820-78 and no date. 
Reference: MS.5853

Ship's surgeon
Journal compiled by the surgeon of the East India Company vessel William Miles, including description of a visit to Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight in summer, 1820, 1819-21.
Reference: MS.7114

Transportation
Warrant signed by the King authorising removal of named convicts from gaols in Suffolk, Ipswich (listed separately from Suffolk), Norfolk and Cornwall, and from the Old Bailey in London, to the hulks at Portsmouth prior to transportation to Australia, 1823.
Reference: MS.7830/14

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), nursing pioneer
Copy letters concerning the church and school at Wellow, Hampshire, 1840-55.
Reference: MSS.9035-6

See General section.

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), author and Rector of Eversley, Hampshire
Sermon preached at Eversley on Day of Humiliation for Cholera, 1849.
Reference: MS.3018

Letters to his friend Dr William Henry Ackland (c.1825-1898), of Bideford, Devon
1860-71.
Reference: MS.5420

See West Country section for further material on the Ackland family.

Fennings Pharmaceuticals
In 1850 this firm moved its operations to Cowes, Isle of Wight. Records of its activities, 1850-1948.
Reference: SA/FEN

Royal Victoria Hospital and Army Medical School, Netley
Various items, 1850s¬-1970s.
Reference: RAMC

Netley Hospital, Hampshire
Letter, signed by B Willcox, asserting that construction of the hospital will proceed as planned despite rumours to the contrary, 1859.
Reference: MS.7326/6

James Bankart
Material relating to his investigations into tin-mining in Devon and Cornwall for the Mines Commission, 1862. Some papers relating to his later career as surgeon and ophthalmologist in Exeter, 1869-1902.
Reference: PP/JBA

Veterinary Notebook, Berkshire-Oxfordshire area
Farmer's notebook containing veterinary cures and tips, a few medical and household recipes, mid- to late-19th cetury.
Reference: MS.7026

Rabies, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Summons issued by the Justices of the Peace for Maidenhead against the Reverend A H Drummond (1843-1925), accused of allowing a dog to be at large in contravention of rabies bye-laws, 1878.
Reference: MS.7019/6

Sir Thomas Barlow (1845-1945), physician
Journal of a tour of Brittany and the Channel Islands, 1878. 
Reference: PP/BAR/A/10

See also General section.

Charles Roach Smith (1807-1890), chemist and antiquary
Letter mentioning a connection between his father, John Smith of Landguard Manor, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, and the play Speed the Plough by Thomas Morton, 1879.
Reference: MS.7655/62

Dr James Mann Williamson (c.1849-1901), general practitioner, Ventnor, Isle of Wight
Medical case registers with numerous inserted letters and notes, including registers relating to his positions as Honorary Surgeon to the Royal National Hospital for Consumption at Ventnor, and Honorary Medical Officer to the convalescent home at Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, attached to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital (one register, for example, consists chiefly of patients from Winchester and other localities in mainland Hampshire), 1883-1900.
Reference: MSS.7502-7514

Charles Brodie Sewell MD (1817-1900), physician
Journal of holiday in Sussex and the Isle of Wight, 1892.
Reference: MS.4515

Society of Medical Officers of Health
Records of Southern Branch and Wessex Region, 1894-1979, and of  Home Counties Branch, later London and Home Counties Branch and Thames Regions, 1929-81.
Reference: SA/SMO/N.4-5, 12

Queen’s Nursing Institute
Records of relations with affiliated local branches, 1890s-1970s. Some deposited material from local district nursing associations.
Reference: SA/QNI

British Medical Association
Material on Public Medical Services in all areas of the UK, also on specific local friendly/medical aid societies, medical institutions, etc, 1900s-60s.
Reference: SA/BMA

Research Defence Society
Records of Bournemouth, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southsea branches, c.1908-19.
Reference: SA/RDS/D.1

A E Mourant
Personal, biographical and family materials reflect his origins and continuing connection with Jersey, 1919-96.
Reference: PP/AEM

Home of Rest for Nurses, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight
Founded 1920, some material among files of Nation’s Fund for Nurses.
Reference: SA/NFN

Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932)
Establishment and incorporation of the British Mosquito Control Institute, Hayling Island, Hampshire, 1924-7.
Reference: GC/59/C

Family Planning Association (formerly National Birth Control Association)
Records of its dealings with its own regional federations, area organisation, local branches and clinics, correspondence with local authorities, 1930-74. Records of its regional administration, 1965-1991. Records of Salisbury branch, 1952-3.
Reference: SA/FPA

Fallers' Pharmacy, Lymington, Hants
Prescription books, 1932-79.
Reference: GC/13

James Randal Hutchinson (c.1880-1955) and William Henry Bradley (1898-1975)
Enteritis outbreak, Portsmouth, 1939-40. Enteric fever at Bournemouth and Poole, 1936-7. Enteritis at West Stowell Nursery Wilts, 1943. Measles serum jaundice at Lambrook School, Bracknell, 1937, and in Horton and Sutton, 1943; Portsmouth, 1938.
Reference: PP/JRH

Research Board for the Correlation of Medical Science and Physical Education
Files on the ‘Slough Investigation’ of problems of adolescents in industry, 1948-50.
Reference: SA/RBC/E.3-4

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Minutes of South West Metropolitan and Wessex Local Board, 1948-71. Photographs of treatments at hospital at Alton, Hants, c.1955, new facilities at Basingstoke General Hospital, c.1974, Activity centre, Salisbury General Hospital, c.1975.
Reference: SA/CSP/J.4/4, Q.1

Richard Henry Hardy (1921-1999), general practitioner, Exmouth
Papers relating to his work in general practice, 1950s-70.
Reference: GP/12/B

Multiple Sclerosis Society
File on the Association of London and Home Counties Branches, and on specific local branches, 1950s-70s.
Reference: SA/MSS/C

Travelling Surgical Society
Visits to Portsmouth, 1958, Institute of Naval Medicine, Portsmouth, 1970, Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, 1992.
Reference: SA/TSS

Sir Robert Macintosh (1897-1989)
Travel diaries of visits to Salisbury and Southampton, 1964, Bournemouth, 1965.
Reference: PP/RRM/C.74, 85

Barlow Gallery, Sussex University
Copy of Nora Lady Barlow's address at the opening, 1974.
Reference: PP/BAR/Z/41

See also General section, under Sir Thomas Barlow.
Reference: PP/BAR

Dr Graham M Robertson, general practitioner, Bournemouth
Material relating to examinations for Mobility and Disability Allowance, 1970s-80s.
Reference: GP/57

Birth Control Campaign
Files of Portsmouth and Southampton local groups, 1971-4, Radio Brighton discussion of abortion, 1973.
Reference: SA/BCC

ASH (Action on Smoking and Health)
Solent Branch, 1976-88.
Reference: SA/ASH/E.1/6

John Cary Gilson (1912-1989)
Correspondence, reports etc, relating to Medical Research Council Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Southampton, 1980-5.
Reference: GC/237/D.3

Alice Mary Stewart
Files relating to her involvement with and support for the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, 1983-97.
Reference: PP/AMS/K.8

BACUP (British Association of Cancer United Patients and their Family and Friends)
Correspondence with Portsmouth Disability and Advice Line (DIAL), 1985. Also files on Jersey BACUP, 1986-9; press cuttings relating to Southampton free helpline, 1989.
Reference: SA/BAC

Biochemical Society
File on Southern Regional section, 1992-5. 
Reference: SA/BIO/B.22

Oral History of General Practice, 1935-52
Tapes and transcripts of interviews with Graham Robertson, Bournemouth; Lewis Gavin, Slough; Bill Dean, Christchurch, 1992-4.
Reference: GP/29

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