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Papers of William Webster Fisher, 1785 - 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/FISH

Scope and Contents

Includes medical papers and anatomical drawings, possibly lecture notes and draft manuscripts for printed works, and poetry papers.


  • Creation: 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.

Biographical / Historical

William Webster Fisher migrated to Downing College, Cambridge from Trinity, and graduated M.B. in 1834. Shortly afterwards he became a Fellow and in 1841 was elected Downing Professor of Medicine, a position he held until his death in 1874. Fisher was an important and influential figure in Downing, holding the post of Bursar for twelve years until 1873 and was Steward and Librarian up to his death.


c. 5 file(s) : Paper

Language of Materials


Related Materials

See DCAR/1/6/1f/3 for financial papers. See diaries of Anne Elizabeth Fisher, DCPP/AMO, his niece, which contain frequent references to the Professor from 1852 (when she was staying with him in the East Lodge). Copy of published letter [1850] in Rare Books: 'A letter addressed to the members of the Cambridgeshire Horticultural Society on the subject of the fĂȘte given in the grounds of Downing College, on the occasion of Her Majesty's visit to the University in the year 1847' by W.W. Fisher (Worsley 77)


Fisher, William Webster, c.1798-1874, Physician and Downing Professor of Medicine

Finding aid date

2001-09-18 11:02:48+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

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