Dixon, John (1832-1930)

  • Dixon, John, 1832-1930.
MSS.2135-2195, 5191, 5950 and 6794
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


The material chiefly comprises notes and diaries by Dixon, on medical matters and on things of personal interest to him such as astrology and photography, and spans his entire career. MS.5191 comprises more formal material, namely certificates and indentures.



Physical description

63 volumes, 1 file


Within the main block of material (MSS.2135-2195) items are arranged chronologically. The remaining three manuscripts are separated from them not by any theme but simply through being catalogued at a different time.

Acquisition note

Presented by Dr. Dixon in 1930.

Biographical note

John Dixon was Medical Officer of Health for Bermondsey for many years, and died at the age of 98. He was a student at Guy's Hospital, London and these notes were probably made during this period: he took his M.D. at St. Andrew's University in 1854. He practised in Bermondsey until his death, where he served as surgeon to the Surrey Dispensary and was a Justice of the Peace. He was a man of many interests, especially in public health, and gave popular lectures on hygiene, sanitation, etc. At one period of his life he took up astrology, and in his later years was an enthusiastic amateur photographer.

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Accession number

  • 55400