- Rolleston, George, 1829-1881.
- MSS.4245-4247, 6119-6127, 7494 & 8184
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
MS.4245 purchased 1951 (acc.95836).
MSS.4246-4547 and 8184 presented by Mrs J.D. Rolleston, July 1950 (acc.95712).
MSS.6119-6127 presented by Mrs C. Byam Shaw, 1983 (acc.341434-341435).
MS.7494 acquired from various sources: Purchased from: Sotheby's, London, July 1931; Glendining, London, August 1932, August 1934 and January 1935; probably a Mr. Wilson, May 1976; Bloomsbury Book Auctions, London, October 1992; F.E. Whitehart, June 1993. No.13 presented by H.J. Fuller, April 1929. Provenance details of no.7 not recorded; nos.10-11 transferred from Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, c.1939, source unknown; no details of provenance known for no.14; nos.15 and 16 transferred from Wellcome Institute Library, Modern Medicine collection (found inside a copy of the International Manual of Causes of Death), May 1996 (accs. 67540, 67695, 67833, 67974, 325619, 349050, 349199, 49838).
Individuals documented here include:
George Rolleston (1829-1881), Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Oxford University, and his wife Grace.
His eldest son Sir Humphry Davy Rolleston KCB (1862-1944), who was President of the Röntgen Society 1922-23.a younger son was John Davy Rolleston (1873-1946). F.R.S.
His younger son John Davy Rolleston (1873-1946) Physician, who obtained his M.D. at Oxford in 1904. He was appointed Medical Superintendent of the Metropolitan Asylums Board in 1926 and was elected F.R.C.P. in 1931.