Witkowski, Gustave Jules Alphonse (1844-1923)
- Witkowski, Gustave Jules Alphonse, 1844-1923, surgeon, writer and medical historian
- MSS.5036-5088 and 8049
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
Papers cover Witkowski's writings on medical history (and other areas of history) rather than his medical activities. MSS.5036-5038 comprise press cuttings, publishers' notices, reviews, etc., relating to Witkowski's writings, plus original poems, somephotographs, and some letters to him about his work; they span the bulk of his career (1865-1920).
MSS.5039-5085 consist of material related closely to various published works on medical history and art history by Witkowski: typescript and holograph drafts, annotated published material, etc. Within this block of material, MSS.5057-5062 consist of a detailed critique of Folie de l'Empereur by Augustin Cabanès (1862-1928), consisting of heavily annotated copies of the published work. Also worth noting are MSS.5063-5064, copies of Witkowski's Comment j'ai appris l'Histoire Sainte, a Rabelaisian and satirical anti-clerical history.
MSS.5086-5088, written under the pseudonym "Docteur Clam", comprise travel writings, recording travels in Italy, Turkey, Romania and Hungary, in 1901 (MS.5086); Egypt, in 1901-1902 (MS.5087); and Italy, in 1905 (MS.5088).
MS.8049 comprises a few letters by Witkowski.
Material in the main block of manuscripts is held in chronological order of composition:
MSS.5036-5038 (comprising press cuttings, publishers' notices, reviews, etc., relating to Witkowski's writings) span the bulk of his career (1865-1920).
The remainder of the collection, MSS.5039-5088, comprises items more precisely datedand spans the years c.1905 to 1922. This section of the collection comprises essays and papers on medical history, art history and other matters of historic interest, with the exeception of the final three items (MSS.5086-5088) which comprise travel writings.
MS.8049 comprises correspondence, held in chronological order.