The collection comprises of correspondence by Charles to his nephew Edward son of the Arctic explorer William Edward Parry.
Charles Henry Parry collection
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- ReferenceGB 15 Charles Henry Parry
- Dates of Creation1857
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical DescriptionCorrespondence (2 leaves)
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Charles Henry Parry was born in 1779 at Bath, the eldest son of the eminent physician, Caleb Hillier Parry, and brother to the Arctic explorer, William Edward Parry. He studied medicine at Gottingen and Edinburgh University, graduating in 1804, and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1812. He later established a medical practice in Bath, where he was physician to the General Hospital from 1818 to 1822. Retiring early from practice, he settled in Brighton, where he died on 21 January 1860.
The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Descriptions compiled by N. Boneham, Assistant Archivist with assistance from R. Stancombe and reference to Dictionary of National Biography volume 43, Smith, Elder & Co. London (1895)
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Clive Holland Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England - a catalogue, Garland Publishing New York and London (1982) ISBN 0824093941.
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