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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP45
Title
PARSONS, Frederick Gymer (1863-1943)
Date(s)
1892
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume, 1 file, 3 artifacts

Context

Name of creator(s)

Parsons, Frederick Gymer, 1863-1943, anatomist and anthropologist

Administrative / Biographical history

Frederick Gymer Parsons was born 1863. He was educated at St Thomas's Hospital, obtaining DSc London, FRCS, FSA. Parsons served as Demonstrator and Lecturer at St Thomas's Hospital; Lecturer at London School of Medicine for Women; Hunterian Professor at Royal College of Surgeons; Senior Warden, Apothecaries' Hall; Examiner at the University of Oxford, Cambridge, Aberdeen, London, Birmingham, National University of Ireland, University of Wales, Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Surgeons, Apothecaries Hall, and other bodies; President Anatomical Society; Vice-Pres. Royal Anthropological Institute; President Section H British Association. He was appointed Research Fellow in Anthropology at St Thomas's Hospital; late Professor of Anatomy, University of London; Lecturer at St Thomas's Hospital and at Bethlem Royal Hospital. Parsons was also editor of the St Thomas Hospital Gazette. He married Mary Parker (died 1915), He died on 11 March 1943. Publications: The History of St. Thomas's Hospital , Methuen & Co: London, 1932-1936.

Archival history

Acquired by St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library in 2002, and 2004

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of F G Parsons comprising a catalogue of Comparative Anatomy Specimens in the Museum at St Thomas's Hospital, Oct 15th 1892, containing annotated descriptions of specimens. In the back of the volume are notes and illustrations on human anatomy; file containing Parsons' notes on the ward names and their location within the hospital, 1934. Artefacts comprise a three legged stool and two book ends made and decoratively carved by Parsons.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive and Corporate Record Services.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black).

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Compiled by Alison Field, Jan 2004

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Subjects

  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Higher science education
  • Medical education
  • Museum collections
  • Museum facilities
  • Museums
  • Pathological museums
  • Specialized museums

Personal names

  • Parsons, Frederick Gymer, 1863-1943, Anatomist and Anthropologist

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • St Thomas' Hospital Medical School, London
  • St Thomas' Hospital, London

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