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Correspondence and papers by Robert Lee and Robert James Lee

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Lee, Robert (1793-1877), FRS, obstetric physician, and Lee, Robert James (1841-1924), physician
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Correspondence and papers, including papers of Robert Lee (1793-1877) while in the service of Lady Caroline Lamb, and in Russia in the service of Prince Michael Vorontzov. The file includes:

1-29 Letters to Robert Lee (1793-1877) from various correspondents, including Sir Gilbert Blane (1-3), David Craigie (8, 10), Robert Edmond Grant (18), and Joseph Lister (24), 1817-1873.

30-175 Letters to Robert James Lee, almost all from his father Robert Lee (1793-1877). The letters are personal in character, including advice from Robert Lee to his son at school and reading natural sciences at Cambridge. The later letters are more related to medicine, and reflect Robert Lee's work on hysteria and other subjects, 1858-1869.

176-193: Admission tickets for lectures attended by Robert Lee at Edinburgh, London and Paris 1806-1837:

The items are as follows:

176 Edinburgh. Latin class of Alexander Christison. 1806

177 Edinburgh. Greek class of Andrew Dalzel and George Dunbar. 1806

178 Edinburgh. Latin class of Alexander Christison. 1807

179 Edinburgh. Greek class of George Dunbar. 1808

180 Edinburgh. Chemistry and pharmacy class of Thomas Charles Hope. 1810

181 Edinburgh. Pharmacy and dietetics class of James Home. 30 October 1811

182 Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Clinical lectures on surgery by James Russell. 1812

183 Edinburgh University Library. 12 October 1812 - 12 October 1813

184 Edinburgh. Anatomy and surgery class of Alexander Monro (1773-1859). 1812-13

185 [Edinburgh]. Midwifery class of James Hamilton. First course. February 1813

186 Edinburgh General Lying-in Hospital. May 1814

187 Edinburgh General Lying-in Hospital. July 1814

188 [Edinburgh]. Midwifery class of James Hamilton. Second course. February 1814

189 Edinburgh. Principles and practice of surgery by John Thomson. 30 October 1816

190 Paris. Faculté de Médecine. 1822

191 Principles and practice of midwifery by Richard Blagden and Thomas Stone. March 1823

192 [London]. Chemical lectures and demonstrations in the laboratory of the Royal Institution by William Thomas Brande and Michael Faraday. October 1837

193 Visiting card of Mr. Thomson. Surgeon, 3 James Square, inscribed 'Examination, Mr. R. Lee'

194-209 Miscellaneous letters and papers, including letters from Henry William Lamb (1779-1848), afterwards 2nd Viscount Melbourne, and Lady Caroline Lamb, to Sir Gilbert Blane:

The items are as follows:

194 William Lamb (1779-1848), afterwards 2nd Viscount Melbourne, to Sir Gilbert Blane, M.D. (1749-1834). Brighton, 12 October 1817. With an additional note from Lady Caroline Lamb (1785-1828)

195 Engraving of Lady Caroline Lamb by Henry Meyer

196 Royal College of Physicians. Certificate of Fellowship for Robert Lee. 10 July 1841. On membrane

197 Robert Lee to his son James Francis Lee. London, 25 June, no year

198 Newspaper cutting. Obituary notice for John Lee (1779-1859), principal of Edinburgh University

199 Robert Lee to his wife Emily Lee. London, 13 December 1859

200/1-2 Robert Lee to his son John Lee. [London], 14 October 1860. Written on the verso of a letter to Robert Lee

201 J. B. Fleming to Robert Lee. [London], 7 November 1861

202 Robert Lee to his sons Edward and James. London 4 December 1863

203 Robert Lee to an unnamed correspondent concerning a memorial to William Hunter. London, 22 October 1868

204/1-2 Emily Lee to Albert Langley and Robert James Lee concerning the execution of Robert Lee's will. 27 March 1877

205 Certificate no. 1118 admitting Robert James Lee into the Society of Freemasons. London, 21 February 1873

206/1-5 Share certificate in the names of Katie and Robert James Lee for the Kelly Creek Gold mining Company of British Columbia. Correspondence between John B. Mesny, Frank McPhillips, J. Francis Lee and Robert J. Lee concerning Kelly Creek. February 1897 to 1898

207 Alexander Macalister (1844-1919) to an unnamed correspondent. Cambridge, 12 May 1897

208 Alexander Macalister to Robert James Lee. Cambridge, 19 June 1902

209 Edward Barclay Smith (c. 1861-1945) to an unnamed correspondent. Royston, Herts., 5 July 1910

210 Alexander Macalister to Robert James Lee. Cambridge, 20 May 1911

211/1-4 Typescript copy of the will of Katie Moseley Lee, wife of Robert James Lee, of West Drayton, Middlesex. 10 June 1912

212 Note in the hand of Robert Lee. n.d.

213 Wrapper



Physical description

1 file (209 items) Partly printed and typewritten.

Acquisition note

Presented by Dr Norah Schuster, 1968. Additional to MSS. 3213-3226.

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).


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