Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire.
Medical Recipes, Worcestershire
Collection written in the Worcestershire area, including a prayer to St Kenelm, the patron saint of Winchcombe Abbey, Gloucestershire, 15th century (first quarter).
Henry Fowler (1583-c.1643), rector of Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire
Commonplace book compiled by Fowler and others, c.1530-1641.
Anne Brumwich, possibly Anne Bromwich (died 1628), daughter of Edward Trotman of Gloucester
Recipe book, 17th century.
John Ward (c.1629-1681), Vicar of Stratford-upon-Avon and medical practitioner
Incomplete transcript of Ward's diary made by Sir D'Arcy Power (1855-1941), 1648-81.
See also the Folger Shakespeare Library
Reference: MSS Va 284-299
St John's Hospital (almshouses), Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Note of rents belonging to the almshouses. Mid-17th century.
Elizabeth Peircy (alive around 1687), midwife, Worcester
Certificate issued by diocesan authorities, 1687.
Henry Head (1664-1739), Vicar of Berkeley, Gloucestershire, grandfather of Edward Jenner
William Brewster (1665-1715), physician, Hereford
Licence to practise medicine, issued by the University of Oxford, 1692.
Ann Cooke (alive around 1693), midwife, Pensax, Worcestershire
Certificate issued by diocesan authorities, 1693.
Frances Thomas (alive around 1693), midwife, Stretton-in-le-Dale, Worcestershire
Certificate issued by diocesan authorities, 1693.
Thomas Pountney (alive around 1694), physician and surgeon, Fladbury, Worcestershire
Certificate, signed by his father Thomas Pountney, rector of Fladbury, and four others, stating him to be of good character and to conform to the established church, 1694.
Mary Cooper (alive around 1695), midwife, Liddon, Herefordshire
Certificate issued by diocesan authorities, certified by Charles Baldwyn (1652-1706), former MP for Ludlow, 1695.
Compilation, possibly from the Worcestershire area. Late 17th-early 18th centuries.
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 No 6, 1708-1893.
References: MSS.2048-69, 3015-72, 3587-8, 4487-9, 5222-49, 7825/8 and 11-13
Thomas Watkins, Stow (probably Stowe, Staffordshire)
Commonplace book including recipes (some copied from Mrs Mary Power of Uttoxeter), notes on law, gardening and history, prayers, etc. 1710-32.
Jane Mulliner (alive around 1713), midwife, Aymestrey, Herefordshire
Certificate issued by diocesan authorities, certified by Charles Fenton (born 1664), Rector of Ludlow, 1713.
Martha Herring (alive around 1714), midwife, Burghill, Herefordshire
Certificate issued by diocesan authorities, certified by Thomas Gwillim (born 1665), Canon of Hereford, 1714.
Letitia Owen (alive around c.1715-1749) [later Mytton], daughter of Roger Owen of Condover, Shropshire
Recipe books, c.1715-49.
Mary Howells (alive around 1715), midwife, probably from Shropshire
Certificate issued by diocesan authorities, certified by Simon Browne MD (born 1661) whose practise was in Shropshire, 1715.
Medical commonplace book formerly owned by Robert Dalby [né Blunt], vicar of Belton, and Dr Otho Wyer of Leamington, c.1725.
Richard Wilkes MD (1691-1760), Wolverhampton
Notes on cases treated by Wilkes, gathered and written up by his cousin Thomas Unett (1732-1785), Stafford bookseller and Prebendary of Lichfield, 1737-c.1780.
Dr Parrott (alive around 1741), Birmingham
Letter to Parrott from Dr E Kenwrick of West Bromwich to Dr Parrott, asking him to examine a woman with an ulcerous condition in the mouth, with prescription by Parrott attached, 1741.
Robert Bristow (died 1776) of Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire
Recipe book, possibly by Bristow, 1741-76.
Dorothy Ponting, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire
Quitclaim, from Mary Harrold of Charterhouse Hinton, Somerset, 1744.
Reverend Charles Mason FRS
Manuscript of paper sent to the Royal Society on 'spelter, melting iron with pig coal and a burning well at Broseley', 1746.
Mr Shrapnell, surgeon, Gloucester
Prescription, possibly drawn up by Shrapnell, 1749.
Cookery book, Gloucestershire
Cookery book supposedly found in a Gloucestershire abbey, 18th century.
Various medical items from the papers of a Warwickshire solicitor, all relating to the Coventry-Rugby area, 1754-5 and no date.
Recipes and list of patients drawn up by an unidentified physician. Patients from Coventry, Stratford, Kenilworth, etc, 1755-8.
Photocopy of midwife's account book, South Staffordshire area, 1765-1824.
Reverend John Stone [later St John Stone] (1720-1796), Rector of Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
Account book including material relating to lands rented from the Reverend William Davies (Rector of Eastington) near Kelvedon, Essex, 1766-95.
Thomas Mister (died 1780), surgeon-apothecary, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire
Account book, 1766-71.
Batt family, surgeon-apothecaries, Witney, Oxfordshire
Ledgers recording accounts and medicines dispensed; patients include the Herefordshire militia, 1774-99.
Meteorological observations by an anonymous writer, 1774.
George Tollet (1725-1779), barrister and Shakespearean critic, Betley, Staffordshire
Papers relating to Tollet's treatment by the Royal physician Sir George Baker (1722-1809), 1779.
John Cook, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire
Recipe against rabies sent by Cook to the Gloucester Journal. Late 18th century.
John Yardley (alive around 1716), Worcester glover
Transcript of an account by Sigismond Bacstrom (alive around 1790-1794) of how Yardley was stated to have discovered the Philosopher's Stone, c.1790 (transcribed mid-19th century).
Richard Pearson LRCP (1765-1836), Birmingham physician and antiquary
Miscellaneous documents, 1799-1836.
Swythamley Hall, Staffordshire
Book of accounts and veterinary recipes, 1799-1821.
Joseph Oliver (alive around c.1800), church clerk, Flash, Staffordshire
Collection of religious homilies, notes on exploration, geography, astronomy, astrology etc, c.1800.
Material extracted from an album of chiefly non-medical items assembled by Dr Josiah Cheston of Gloucester. Late 18th-early 19th century.
Recipe book, Coventry
Collection of medical, veterinary, culinary and household recipes, with some verses and commonplaces, apparently compiled by a Coventry housewife; including press cuttings primarily from the Coventry Mercury. Late 18th-early 19th century.
Hodgkin family archive
Includes family connections to Shipston-on-Stour and Brailes (Warwickshire). See 'General' section.
Sir Robert Herries (alive around 1731-1808), merchant and financier
Letter written from Cheltenham to his younger brother the merchant John Herries (Colonel in the Light Horse Volunteers), describing his health and his asking for a consultation with the physician Edward Jenner (1749-1823), 1808.
Gloucestershire Vaccine Association for promoting cowpox and discouraging smallpox inoculation
Resolutions, 16 Apr 1811.
Morgan Family, surgeon-apothecaries, Lichfield, Staffordshire
Various formal documents and certificates, 1815-61.
Henry Hill Hickman MRCS (1800-1830), surgeon and pioneer of anaesthesia, Herefordshire
Original material, facsimiles and research notes relating to the "rediscovery" of Hickman's work and the exhibition on him held at the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum in, 1930, 1816-1976 and no date.
References: MSS.7625 and 8506-7
Edward Gardner (1752-1823), poet and friend of Edward Jenner, Gloucestershire
Poems by Gardner and his friend Dr French Lawrence of Bath, 1818.
James Bridgwater (alive around 1820), surgeon, Oswestry
Commonplace book compiled by Bridgwater and by Edward Vernon Mainwaring, surgeon, of Llandrinio, Montgomeryshire, 1820-c.1835.
Mrs Hill, Henbury, Gloucestershire
Collection of cookery, household and medical recipes in various hands, apparently compiled in the West Country and later owned by Mrs Hill, c.1820-76.
Henry C Boisragon (1777-1852), physician, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Volume containing prescriptions written by Boisragon for his wife, with notes on their use, 1820-32.
Sir James Edward Smith (1759-1828), botanist
Paper for the Linnean Society describing a tour from London to Liverpool, Matlock and Arley (Worcestershire), 1820.
John Lechmere (1793-1866), half-pay naval officer, living at Hereford, 1821-1825, then at Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire
Notebook with brief diary entries, including reference to his marriage at Newent in, 1823 and a visit to Henry Hill Hickman at Ludlow in, 1822, 1821-8 and no date.
Richard Roscoe (alive around 1821) of Barton, Staffordshire
Letter requesting vaccination material, 1821.
Henry Jones Shrapnell (1792-1834), surgeon, Gloucester
Correspondence and papers mainly as secretary to the committee for erecting a memorial statue to Edward Jenner in Gloucester Cathedral, 1823-8 and no date.
John Francis Woody (died 1894) and John Thompson, pharmacists, Tamworth
Prescription book, 1824-5.
Henry Peart (died 1867), surgeon and apothecary, Feckenham, Worcestershire
Notebook, 1827-39 and no date.
Agreement to purchase the practise of Samuel Bourchier Ferris, surgeon apothecary, of Feckenham. Also accounts and journal recording visits to patients, 1834-53.
James Prew (died 1846), surgeon-dentist, Bristol and Bath
Account books and bills, 1830-47 and no date.
John E Peel (alive around 1830), medical practitioner, Bristol
Published Bristol pharmacopoeia (1816) interleaved with additional recipes, c.1830.
David Corbet (alive around 1832), physician, Worcester
Letter to the Central Board of Health concerning the cholera epidemic. 1832.
Thomas Mitchell (alive around 1832)
Letter describing his attendance on Captain Squire at the Bristol Hot Wells and cases of cholera in Bristol, 1832.
John Roberts (alive around 1832), physician, Wickwar, Gloucestershire
Letter to the Central Board of Health concerning the cholera epidemic. 1832.
St. Mary's Priory, Benedictine convent at Princethorpe, Warwickshire
Practical compendium of dietary and medical advice compiled by Powell Charles Blackett (alive around 1809-1843), naval surgeon, for the convent; dedicated to Sister Hilda, apothecary at Princethorpe, and including a letter from Blackett to the Mother Superior, 1836-9.
Joseph Owen (alive around 1837-1847), surgeon, Staffordshire
Records of courses taken whilst training and a copy of his will, 1837-47.
Lloyd family, Birmingham
Hodgkin family archive includes correspondence with various members of the Lloyd family. See 'General' section.
William Palmer (1824-1856), surgeon, Rugeley, Staffordshire
Letters to Annie Brookes, whom he later married and poisoned, plus associated material, c.1847 and no date.
Birmingham General Hospital
Note signed by Oliver Pemberton, house surgeon, requiring that Francis Handley produce an in-patient note; endorsed with request that he be allowed to continue as an in-patient, signed by Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), 1848.
George Robert Ridley MRCS (1841), Ryton on Dunsmore, Warwickshire
Letter from the Society of Apothecaries to J C Blanshard MRCS, LSA, of Wolston, Warwickshire, permitting proceedings to be taken against Ridley for practising as an apothecary without legal qualification to do so, 1850.
Norman Comben collection of veterinary miscellanea
Areas particularly well-represented include Herefordshire See 'General' section.
David Henry Monckton (1829-1896), Staffordshire physician
Letters, 1853-1882 and no date.
Testimonial in Monckton's favour from his brother Stephen Monckton FRCP (1824-1885), physician to West Kent General Hospital, 1854.
Father B H Crosbie (alive around 1853), Roman Catholic priest, Baddesley Green, possibly in Warwickshire
Letter sending Christmas greetings and describing the state of his chapel, 1853.
Annabella Irvine (alive around 1854-1856), inmate in an asylum at Brislington, Somerset (suburb of Bristol), run by Drs Francis Ker Fox and Charles Fox
Papers relating to her care and to the administration of her affairs, 1854-6 and no date.
Octavius William Hoffman MRCS (alive around 1854-1899), Poor Law Medical Officer in Suffolk then in Herefordshire
Testimonials and other papers, 1854-84.
William Fletcher, surgeon, Uttoxeter
Account of medicines and services supplied to Mr Myers, jeweller, 1860.
General practice, Ross-on-Wye
Notebooks generated by William Edward Green MRCS (alive around 1861-1922), Walter Holcroft Cam MRCS (alive around 1905-1938), Arthur Llewellyn Baldwin Green MRCS (alive around 1902-1970) and George Marner Lloyd MRCS (alive around 1934-1995), all members at various times of the same Ross-on-Wye practice, 1861-c.1945.
Thomas Acraman Coate (alive around 1861-1864)
Dispensing chemist and perfume factor, Bristol. Recipe book, 1863.
William Samuel Symonds (1818-1887), clergyman, geologist and author, Rector of Pendock, Worcestershire
Slip requesting a copy of the Transactions of the Severn Valley Naturalists Field Club.1872.
Reverend William Henry Bloxsome (1809-1877), Rector of Stanton, Gloucestershire
Catalogue of sale of belongings, 1873.
Mr Birch, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Notes and correspondence on Mr Birch's case, in the papers of the dermatologist James Startin (1851-1910), 1877-80 and no date.
Thomas Fletcher (alive around 1877), needle manufacturer, Redditch, Worcestershire
Patent for improvements in needles for surgical and other purposes, 1877.
Hedges & Son, wholesale chemists, Birmingham
Notebook recording turnover of patent medicines and other products, 1881-96.
Charles Firmin Cuthbert (1858-1939), senior surgeon, Gloucester Children's Hospital
Papers, including some read to various local societies, 1885-1926.
Correspondence and papers, mainly as President of the Gloucestershire Branch of the British Medical Association (1904-1905), 1904-24 and no date.
Papers relating to James Kasper’s activities on behalf of Sequah Ltd in Gloucestershire, 1890.
John Bartlett Webb (alive around 1886-1932), Bristol general practitioner
Christopher Martin FRCS (1866-1933), consulting surgeon, Birmingham Hospital for Women
Certificates and other papers relating to Martin's career, 1887-1929.
Queen’s Nursing Institute
Records of relations with affiliated local branches, 1890s-1970s. Some deposited material from local district nursing associations.
Henry Hillyard, Sanitary Inspector to Malvern UDC
Cases concerning polluted water at a hydropathic establishment and a school in Malvern, 1898-1910.
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 1910s-60s,
Sir James Sawyer (1844-1919), physician
Letters include postcard with a picture of Birmingham General Hospital, 1903.
Robert William Hanbury (died 1803), President of the Board of Agriculture
Letter mentioning cases of anthrax in Kidderminster carpet factories, 1903.
Mr and Mrs Weaver, Loppington, Shropshire
Accounts for medicines and attendance supplied by Charles R Leader, physician and surgeon, J Dallewy, surgeon, both of Wem, and an unidentified person, apparently called Morgan and probably a hospital administrator rather than a medical practitioner, 1904-26.
Research Defence Society
Records of Birmingham branch, 1908-26, and Gloucester, Shropshire and Shrewsbury, and Worcestershire branches, c.1908-19.
Reference: SA/RDS/C.15, D.1
Lillias Hamilton (1858-1925)
Material relating to her later career as Warden of Studley College for Women, Warwickshire, 1910s-20s.
Sir Henry John Moreton, 3rd Earl of Ducie (1827-1921)
Letters concerning the supply of a glass eye by the Bristol Eye Hospital to a local girl, 1915-6.
Edith Cavell Home of Rest for Nurses, Adderley
Records of the Edith Cavell Homes, 1917-84.
Dr [Wilfred] Brian Gough (1909-1999), Birmingham GP and anaesthetist
Personal, professional and patient correspondence, including material about local institutions with which he was involved, 1920s-90s.
Cancer Research Campaign
Minutes of, 1937-69, and files on, the Birmingham branch, 1923-68.
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. Includes records of the following branches: Birmingham, 1934-74, and Shrewsbury, 1959-72.
James Randal Hutchinson (c.1880-1955) and William Henry Bradley (1898-1975)
Case of immunisation accident, Sutton Coldfield, 1935. Birmingham CB and closure of and exclusion from schools, 1936-42. Trichinosis at Wolverhampton, 1941. Enteritis at Birmingham, 1940. Measles serum jaundice, Barlaston, 1942-3.
Society of Medical Officers of Health
Records of Birmingham and Midland Association, Midland Branch, and West Midland Region, 1937-79.
Gloucester and Hereford Consistory Courts
Extracts from records of the courts relating to physicians, surgeons and midwives; compiled by Alec William James Haggis (1889-1946), Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, c.1937-46.
See other material relating to Haggis's work in the 'General' section.
Robert Ranyard West (1900-1986)
Candidature as Liberal MP for Shrewsbury, 1941-2.
S H Foulkes (1898-1976)
Files relating to his work in the Military Neurosis Centre and Psychiatric Training Centre at Northfield Military Hospital near Birmingham, 1942-5.
Thomas Lionel Hardy FRCP (1887-1969), gastroenterologist, Birmingham General Hospital
Letter, discussing a patient, 1943.
Coventry Family Health Club and Housing Society
Set up by Dr Kenneth Barlow along the lines of the Pioneer Health Centre, Peckham. Miscellaneous items, late 1940s.
Philip Willison (1912-1990) Prison Welfare Officer
Materials relating to work with Worcester City and County Probation and After-care Service, 1947-67, including courses at University of Birmingham.
Donald Hunter (1898-1977)
Reports on visits to Midlands factories, 1947-70, in connection with occupational health.
Research Board for the Correlation of Medical Science and Physical Education
File relating to the assessment of schoolboys at Millichope School Physical Development Centre, Shropshire, 1938-52.
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Files on specific local branches, 1950s-70s.
Records of ‘Pilgrimages’ to Birmingham, 1951, 1971, 1984.
Hugh Mervyn Emrys-Roberts (born 1915), general practitioner, Stratford-upon-Avon
Indexes and notes on, 1951-2 morbidity study of general practice patients.
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Photographs of St Andrews Brine Baths, Droitwich, c.1955, and also tape recording, c.1969. Exercises for asthmatic children, Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, c.1972.
Reference: SA/CSP/Q.1, Q.3/3
Medical Women’s Federation
Correspondence with local Associations, 1960s-80s.
Richard Maurice Armstrong Moore (alive around 1960s-1990s) general practitioner, Shrewsbury
Draft partnership agreement, 1962, financial statements, 1962-93 and notes on the history of the practice, 1996.
Abortion Law Reform Association
Birmingham local group, 1963-7. Also annual reports of Birmingham branch of Brook Advisory Centres, 1969-78.
Sir Robert Macintosh (1897-1989)
Travel diaries of visits to Birmingham, 1963, Burton-on-Trent, 1964.
Reference: PP/RRM/C.73, 78
Travelling Surgical Society
Visits to Birmingham, 1964, 1974.
Richard Henry Hardy (1921-1999)
Papers relating to his work in Hereford General Hospital Accident and Emergency Department, 1970s-90s.
Peter Maxwell Daniel (1910-1998)
Correspondence and papers relating to the Jenner Trust and the Jenner Appeal, relating to setting up Jenner Museum in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, and purchasing The Chantry as a permanent memorial, 1976-89.
Alice Mary Stewart
Correspondence with various organisations in the area concerned about the environment and issues around low-level radiation, also material relating to meetings she spoke at, 1980s-90s.
BACUP (British Association of Cancer United Patients and their Family and Friends)
Press cuttings relating to Birmingham free helpline, 1989, and photos.
Reference: SA/BAC/M.6/3, N.6
British Immunology Society
Files concerning their involvement with the Jenner Education Trust which runs the Jenner Museum in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, 1990-6.
Oral History of General Practice, 1935-52
Tapes and transcripts of interviews with Scott Grice, Sutton Coldfield; Margaret Norton, Worcester; Allan Laidlaw, Worcester; Richard Moiser, Coventry; Malcolm House, Walsall, 1992-4.
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