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Fisher, William Webster (1798-1874, Physician and Downing Professor of Medicine)



  • Existence: 1798 - 1874

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Downing Professor of Medicine 1841-74. Bursar for twelve years.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:


Amos: Diaries and photographs of Anne Elizabeth Fisher (later Pike and Amos)

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/AMO
Scope and Contents Handwritten diaries and photograph album, with some loose enclosures. The diaries provide a detailed description of the daily social life of a wealthy young lady during the Victorian era, in London and on visits around the country, including dinners, dances and parties, concerts, galleries, theatre and academic lectures. Many include lists of 'books recommended' or read. From 1864, Anne gave detailed accounts of sermons she had heard and exhibitions in London, also describing first-hand...
Dates: 1852 - 1900
 Sub-Series — Container: DCAR/1/6/1f/3

Correspondence of Downing College Masters and Bursars corresponding to the Chancery suit and the Building Fund series, 1833 - 1899

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCAR/1/6/1f/3
Scope and Contents

Letters and notes of William Frere, Thomas Worsley, Philip Howard Frere, Bartle Frere, William Webster Fisher, Spencer Hotchkin, Lambert Hotchkin and College Solicitors.

Dates: 1833 - 1899
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Fonds: Accounts and financial files are closed for 30 years from date of creation.

Papers of William Webster Fisher, 1785 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/FISH
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Includes medical papers and anatomical drawings, possibly lecture notes and draft manuscripts for printed works, and poetry papers.

Dates: 1785 - 1860
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.