Brushfield, Thomas Nadauld (1828-1910), MD

  • Brushfield, Thomas Nadauld, 1828-1910.
23 June 1843
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Indenture apprenticing T N Brushfield to Samuel Byles, surgeon apothecary and man midwife, of Spitalfields, Middlesex. Brushfield was to serve for five years, learning the art of a surgeon and apothecary.


23 June 1843

Physical description

1 file Membrane. 221 × 229 mm., 1 f.

Acquisition note

Presented by Dr A N Brushfield, 1956.

Biographical note

Thomas Nadauld Brushfield was apprenticed to Samuel Byles, surgeon-apothecary and man-midwife, of Spitalfields, Middlesex, in 1843.

He was on the staff of the Chester County Asylum, 1853-1866, and was Superintendent of Brookwood Asylum in Surrey 1866-1882.

On retirement, after injuries from an assault by one of the inmates, he contributed extensively to the Oxford English Dictionary.

For an obituary see the British Medical Journal 1910, ii, p. 2054.

Related material

At Wellcome Collection:

See MS.1387 (also by Brushfield) and MS.1587 (relating to Cheshire Lunatic Asylum).

Finding aids

Database description taken from that in: Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine, 1999).

Location of duplicates

A photograph of this item is held in Wellcome Images, negative number L0042118.


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Accession number

  • Museum reg. no. 114/1956