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Samuel Osborne Habershon - Letter to N.R. Rump, 28 October 1859; Letter to Jabez Hogg (1817-1899), ophthalmic surgeon, sent from Grosvenor Square, 19 March 1875; Letter to an unnamed recipient, sent from Grosvenor Square, 4 October 1879; Signature of Habershon, n.d.

Alfred Cort Haddon - Part of a letter to an unknown recipient, n.d.

Sir Francis Seymour Haden - Letter to C. Wentworth Dilke from Witley, Surrey, 27 August 18--?

Alexander Haig - Letter to Dr. Ewart, sent from 7 Brook Street, regarding Haig's 4th edition (1908) of Uric acid, 25 January 1898.

Samuel Hailstone - Letter addressed to My dear Friend, sent from Horton Hall, 24 October 1844.

Norman Haire - Two postcards to Dr. Harold Avery, one sent from Paris, 26 May 1932 and the other from (and depicting) Brno, 5th Sexology Congress at Masarykovy University, 24 September 1932; Photograph in mount of Norman Haire, 'With good wishes for the New Year from Norman Haire, December 1934, 127 Harley Street, London, W1'; Copy of the Journal of sex education vol. 5, no. 1, in memoriam Norman Haire, September-October 1952.

Testimonial in favour of William Stone, sent from 94 Chancery Lane, 15 January 1834; Copy of the testimonial, 15 January 1834.

Sir Mathew Hale - Special power of Attorney in favour of Robert Gybbon, 28 November 1674.

Asaph Hall - Letter to Professor C.A. Young, 12 April 1889.

Spencer Timothy Hall - Signature of Spencer Hall; Letter to W. Flewker, sent from Derby, regarding fees for a lecture on human character to be delivered in Wolverhampton, 14 November 1857; Letter to Pollard, sent from Burston Rectory, on Bernard Barton and editorship, 24 January 18--?

M. Halley - Letter to My dear James (M. Halley's son), congratulating him on his birthday and enquiring whether he had organised the patronage of "H.R.H." (royalty) for a bazaar, sent from the Geological Society, 10 April 1890.

Sir Andrew Halliday - Letter to an unnamed recipient, sent from Hampton Court, 22 December 1822; signature of Andrew Halliday.

Richard Winter Hamilton - Letter to John Henderson, Glasgow, sent from Leeds, 22 September 1845.

Sir William Rowan Hamilton - Two letters sent from Dublin, one to an unnamed recipient, regarding the Cabinet Cyclopaedia, 25 April 1829 and one to Robert Ball, naturalist (1802-1857), 4 April 1850; Sonnet on the death of Professor James Maccullagh, mathematician (1809-1847), "copied for Mrs. Bruce by her affectionate friend the author" (W.R. Hamilton), 27 October 1847.

Mr. Hamley - Letter from W. Gilbert at Bodmin Priory to William Clift at the College of Surgeons, of which the bearer is the grandson of Mr. Hamley, surgeon of Bodmin, regarding the lad attending the lectures at the Hospital, 25 September 1827.

Sir Stephen Love Hammick - Letter sent from Plymouth, to William Clift at the Royal College of Surgeons, London, regarding his eldest son (Stephen Love Hammick 1804-1839), Medical Doctor of Christ Church, Oxford, 2 April 1824.

Daniel Hanbury - Letter from Plough Court, Lombard Street, London to William Gourlie, regarding 'Agar-agar', 11 November 1852; Two letters (in one), the first to Professor Oliver regarding Gum Tragacanth from Kurdistan, 13 December 1860, and the second a note attached to it from Daniel Oliver to Dr. Sharpey, regarding the above memoranda, also 13 December 1860; Letter from Plough Court to S. Stevens, willing to purchase specimens sent by Mr. Bates, but not those of Dr. Welwilsch, n.d.

Henry Hancock - Two letters to D. Turner, 8 and 13 June, 1827.

Sir William Keith Hancock - Postcard headed 'University of London Institute of Commonwealth Studies' containing a note to S.J. Hackett at the Wellcome Museum of Natural Science, 20 January 1953.

David Peter Handyside - Letter sent from Crieff to Professor Sharpey at 33 Woburn Place, London, includes a hand drawn illustration of a section of the spinal cord 16 April 1866.

James Hamilton - Letter to Dr Butler, Physician in Liverpool, concerning typhus fever, Edinburgh, 27 July 1807. Note to Mrs Nasmyth, 11 October 1833. Presecription, n.d.



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Acquisition note

Purchased from Stevens, London, December 1919 (acc.62553), August 1930 (acc.63313), September 1930 (acc.73209), March 1931 (acc.56474), March 1931 (acc.56483), July 1931 (acc.68209); Desgranges, Paris, July 1932 (acc.65635), October 1935 (acc.69099), October 1935 (acc.69100); Glendining, London, August 1932 (acc.67693), August 1934 (acc.67909); Sotheby's, London, February 1931 (acc.56320), May 1934 (acc.62777); Mrs. Watson, Burnley, March 1945 (acc.72200), presumably once part of the Thomas Madden Stone autograph collection; Winifred A. Myers, London, October 1991 (acc.348589); Phillips, London, November 1993 (acc.349370). Provenance details not recorded (acc.67430).

Biographical note

Habershon, Samuel Osborne (1825-1889), physician. Studied at Guy's Hospital, becoming a Medical Doctor in 1851 and physician to Guy's Hospital, 1866-1880. He was lecturer on materia medica, 1856-1873, and on medicine, 1873-1877, but also, Lumleian lecturer in 1876 and Harveian orator in 1883. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1856, and their vice-president in 1887, as well as president of the London Medical Society in 1873.

Haddon, Alfred Cort (1855-1940), anthropologist. Professor of Zoology at the Royal College of Science, Dublin, 1880-1991. Studied marine biology in Torres Strait (1888-1889) and determined to save vanishing ethnological data. He was a lecturer in physical anthropology at Cambridge, 1894-1898, and a reader in ethnology there from 1909-1925. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1899, and during 1902-1915 was deputy curator at the Horniman Museum in London. In 1920 he was appointed deputy curator of the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

Haden, Sir Francis Seymour (1818-1910), etcher and surgeon. Studied medicine at the Sorbonne and Grenoble. Gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Sugeons in 1857. He was also known for publishing pamphlets strongly opposed to cremation.

Haig, Alexander (1853-1924), physician. Educated at Oxford and St. Bartholomew's Hospital, he became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1879, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Physicians in 1890. He was a Consulting Physician at the Metropolitan Hospital, and a Senior Physician at the Royal Waterloo Hospital for Children and Women. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Medical Society London. Known as the author of Uric acid as a factor in causation of disease.

Hailstone, Samuel (1768-1851), botanist. Brother of Reverend John Hailstone, a geologist, he was a solicitor in Bradford and a leading authority on Yorkshire flora.

Haire, Norman (1892-1952), Australian physician and sexologist. Studied medicine at the University of Sydney. House surgeon at Hampstead General and North West London Hospital until 1920. Appointed Medical Officer in Charge of the Walworth Women's Welfare Centre and worked in the London Lock Hospital. During the 1920s and 1930s, after visiting Berlin, he introduced various German publications on sexual science to the English-speaking world and rapidly became the most prominent sexologist in Britain. He wrote Hymen in 1827, and was responsible for various lectures, articles and writings and founded The journal of sex education (1948-1952)

Haire, Thomas (fl. 1834), surgeon.

Hale, Sir Mathew (1609-1676), judge. Educated Magdalen Hall, Oxford and Lincoln's Inn, he was counsel for Sir John Bramston (1641), Archbishop Laud (1643), and impeachment counsel for Lord Macguire (1645), and the eleven accused by Fairfax (1646) of malpractices against the parliament. He defended Christopher Love in 1651, was a member of the committee for law reform and became M.P. for Gloucestershire in 1654. He published two scientific works answered by Henry More. Charles II appointed him chief baron of the exchequer in 1660, and lord chief justice of England in 1671.

Hall, Asaph (1829-1907), American naval astronomer. In 1682 he was an aide in the Naval Observatory, Washington, and a year later became professor of mathematics, which he held until he retired in 1891. He discovered two satellites of Mars (Deimos and Phobos) in 1877.

Hall, Spencer Timothy (1812-1885), English writer, 'The Sherwood Forester' (pseudonym) and mesmerist, son of Samuel Hall (1769-1852). He became co-editor of the Iris and governor of Hollis Hospital, Sheffield through his Forester's Offering (1841) which earned him recognition and an invitation to Sheffield. Interested in popular science, he lectured on phrenology and mesmerism, and became famous for curing Harriet Martineau of a uterine disease in 1844. In 1845 he published Mesmeric experiences, and in 1852 issued Homeopathy, a testimony. He was granted honorary degrees from Tübingen.

Halley, M. (fl. 1890).

Halliday, Sir Andrew (1781-1839), physician. Graduated as a Medical Doctor, Edinburgh, 1806, and served with the Portuguese in the in the Iberian peninsula during the Napoleonic wars, and with the British at Waterloo. He became a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians in 1819 and was knighted in 1821. He was domestic physician to the Duke of Clarence, and made inspector of West Indian hospitals in 1823. He also wrote on lunatic asylums (1808-1828), and was physician to William IV.

Hamilton, Richard Winter (1794-1848), independent minister. Minister of Albion Independent Chapel, Leeds. He was a founding member of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, and one of the papers he presented, in 1825, was entitled An essay on craniology. In 1844, he was made a Doctor of Laws (LLD) by Glasgow University, and in 1847 became Chairman of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. In this year, he also published Horae et Vindiciae Sabbaticae, or, Familiar Disquisitions on the Revealed Sabbath.

Hamilton, Sir William Rowan (1805-1865), mathematician. Developed the theory of quaternions and discovered the phenomenon of conical refraction.

Hamley, Mr., (n.d.). President of the Royal Society. Grandson of Mr. Hamley, surgeon of Bodmin.

Hammick, Sir Stephen Love, 1st baronet (1777-1867), surgeon. He became surgeon to the Naval Hospital, Plymouth, in 1803, and was later surgeon extraordinary to George IV and William IV. He was created a baronet in 1834 and was an original member of the University of London Senate. In 1843 he was appointed an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Hanbury, Daniel (1825-1875), pharmacologist. He was treasurer of the Linnean Society, and became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1867. He visited Palestine with the botanist, Sir Joseph Hooker, in 1860. Published Pharmacographia (with Professor Flückiger, teacher of pharmacognosy at Bern) in 1874. He became a partner in the Quaker chemist and druggist firm, Allen and Hanbury's, in 1868.

Hancock, Henry (1809-1880), surgeon, physiologist, anatomist and occulist. He became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1834, and a Fellow in 1843. In 1836 he was a lecturer on anatomy and physiology at the Charing Cross Medical School, before becoming surgeon in 1840 and consulting surgeon in 1872. He was Dean of the School 1856-1867. He was also attached to the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital. He became president of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1872, and Hunterian Orator in 1873.

Hancock, Sir William Keith (1898-1988). Born in Melbourne, Australia he gained a Master of Arts. He was a Fellow of All Soul's College, Oxford, 1924-1933, professor of history at Birmingham University, 1933-1944, professor of history at the University of Oxford, 1944-1949, and Marshall Lecturer in 1950, the year in which he also became a Fellow of the British Academy. In 1949, he became Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies. He was the editor, on the civil side, of the British official War Histories.

Handyside, David Peter (1808-1881). Qualified as a Medical Doctor at Edinburgh in 1831, became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1833, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1837. He was a Corresponding Member of the Medical Society of Athens, treasurer of the Hunterian Society, vice-president of the Medical Chirurgical Society, and examiner and lecturer on Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Hamilton, James (d.1839), Physician. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, senior Physician to the Edinbugh Royal Infirmary.

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