The volumes comprise McGrigor's holograph autobiography.
Papers of: McGrigor, Sir James (1771-1858)
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- ReferenceGB 120 MSS.3388-3391
- Dates of Creationc.1835
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description4 volumes
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Administrative / Biographical History
James McGrigor was born in 1771 and entered the Army as a Surgeon in 1793. He served in Flanders, the West Indies and India. In 1801 he was Superintendent Surgeon in Egypt, in 1809 Inspector-General of Hospitals, and in 1811 Chief of the Medical Staff of Wellington's forces in the Peninsula. From 1815 to 1851 he was Director-General of the Army Medical Department. He died in 1858.
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Purchased from A. Brandon, November 1933 (accession number 66263).
Other Finding Aids
Described in: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973). Detailed catalogue available at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/.
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by S.A.J. Moorat.
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Up to volume IV the manuscript corresponds to the text published posthumously as The autobiography and services of Sir James McGrigor: bart., late Director-General of the Army Medical Department, with an appendix of notes and original correspondence (London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861).