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Dixon, James, 1813-1896 (ophthalmologists)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1813 - 1896

Biography

James Dixon, F.R.C.S. (1813-1896) was elected a member of the College of Surgeons in 1836, and an honorary FRCS in 1843. As a young man he spent two years (1836-38) on the Continent, principally in study and training at Vienna and Paris. He was assistant surgeon of St. Thomas's Hospital between 1848 and 1852, and for many years consulting surgeon at the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, becoming one of the best known ophthalmologists of his generation. He retired in 1870 to Dorking, where he died on 3 January 1896. He was author of A guide to the practical study of diseases of the eye (1855, 3rd edition 1866) and a frequent contributor to Notes and Queries. The following letters were presented to Cambridge University Library by the naturalist, traveller and author F.H.H. Guillemard (1852-1933), in 1927 (Add.6604) and 1928 (Add.6608-09).

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Correspondence of James Dixon (1813-1896), 1849-1884

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6604
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, in various hands. The letters deal for the most part with printers' and other errors discovered by James Dixon in the published works of the various correspondents. The correspondents include J. Dixon; T.B. Macaulay, Lord Macaulay; J.B. Marsden; R. Martineau; Mrs Gaskell; W. Whewell; J. Hutchison; F.O. Morris; W.E.H. Lecky; J. Bigelow; J. Morley, Viscount Morley; M. Pattison; C.R. Darwin; M. Arnold; E. Dowden; A. Austin; G.A. Sala; J.A. Froude; M. Napier; and H.Anstey.

Dates: 1849-1884
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

James Dixon: correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6604 and 6608-6609
Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning printing errors discovered by James Dixon in the published works of the various correspondents; letters from James Dixon to his father John sent whilst he was travelling in Europe.

Dates: 1836-1884
Conditions Governing Access: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

James Dixon: letters to his father, 1836-1849

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6608-6609
Scope and Contents

Letters from James Dixon to his father John sent whilst he was travelling, mostly on the Continent. The letters have been guarded and bound. All are originals, and are addressed to John Dixon at 50 Fenchurch Street, London, except for /36 which is addressed to 6 Mecklenburgh Square. They give a detailed account of James Dixon's foreign travels, particularly of his sojourns in Vienna and Paris

Dates: 1836-1849
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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