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Paget, George Edward, Sir, 1809-1892 (Knight, physician)



  • Existence: 1809 - 1892


Sir George Edward Paget (1809-92), knight and Regius Professor of Physic, was born at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, on 22 December 1809. He matriculated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, in 1827, won a college prize in mathematics in his second year, and graduated in 1831 as eighth wrangler. He graduated MB at Cambridge in 1833, ML in 1836, and MD in 1838. Paget was elected physician to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, in 1839, and held this post for forty-five years. Paget succeeded Henry Bond as regius professor of physic in 1872. Paget died of influenza at his home, 2 St Peter's Terrace, Cambridge, on 29 January 1892.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Papers of the Paget Family

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10379
Scope and Contents The deposit contains letters, documents, photographs, newspaper cuttings, publications, sketchbooks, notebooks, travel diaries, human hair, plant material, paintings, and a portable writing desk. The letters, beginning in 1799, include family correspondence and George Edward Paget’s professional correspondence. There are a number of packets of letters and legal documents assembled by members of the family for particular historical purposes; the earliest document, an...
Dates: 1648; 1799 to 2020, mostly nineteenth century.
Conditions Governing Access: Part restricted. Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room. Some material may be restricted for data protection reasons or because of its fragility.

Sir George Edward Paget: Letter to John Peile, 1892

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1052
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1892
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

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