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Papers of Sir Busick Harwood, first Downing Professor of Physick (Medicine), 1785 - 1992

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/HAR

Scope and Contents

From the Management Group:

Including papers of Masters, Professors and Fellows of Downing College, and gifts from past members. Includes academic administrative records but not estates correspondence.


  • Creation: 1785 - 1992

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

Sir Busick Harwood (c. 1745-1814) was named as Downing Professor of Physick in 1788 after the death of Dr Collignon. He was already Professor of Anatomy in the University of Cambridge. When the College was eventually founded in 1800, he therefore became the first Professor of Physick (or Medicine). He died in 1814 and is buried, at his own wish, within the grounds of the College.


c. 60 item(s) (c. 60 letters) : Paper

2 volume(s)

1 folder(s)

Language of Materials


Related Materials

See DCHR/1/2/HAR for reference file.


Harwood, Busick (1745-1814) Anatomist

Finding aid date

2001-06-14 10:34:48+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

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