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Memoranda and reminisces of Sir Humphry Davy Rolleston (1862-1944)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10179

Scope and Contents

Contains typescripts of memoirs of Sir Humphrey Davy Rolleston, in three parts including: Family Memoranda 1 (42 pp.); Personal Memoranda 2 (109 pp.); and Personal Reminisces 3 (173 pp.). Also included are various draft typescripts for the Personal Memoranda 2 including Schools (5 pp.); 1880-81 (19 pp.); Examinations (5 pp.); General Medical Council (2 pp.). Manuscript drafts of various sections of the memoirs including those commencing 'As children…' (1 p.), 1889 (6 pp.), 1892 (2 pp.) and 1902 (2 pp.). Two photographs of Thomas Clifford Albutt who preceded Rolleston as Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Cambridge and about whom Rolleston published a memoir. One of the photographs is accompanied by a note: 'R. P. P. You may care to have this photograph of a predecessor both as R. P. P. and B. M. A. President at a Cambridge meeting, 24 June 1948.


  • Creation: c. 1930


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1 archive box(es) (1 box)

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Transferred from the Medical Library, University of Cambridge


Mark Weatherall, 'Rolleston, Sir Humphry Davy', Dictionary of National Biography, available at, last accessed 19 June 2017.
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