Papers regarding the Baronetcy of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Letters patent under the great seal of Queen Victoria granting the title of Baronet to Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, together with a letter from Lord Salisbury (1830-1903) offering Acland the Baronetcy, 1890.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Henry Wentworth Acland (1815-1900) was a physician. In 1834 Acland matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, he graduated B.A. in 1840, M.A. in 1842, M.B. in 1846, and M.D. in 1848. In 1840 he was elected fellow of All Souls' College and, in the same year, commenced the study of medicine, entering himself at St. George's Hospital, London.

It was for his services to medicine and medical education that Acland was accorded his Baronetcy in 1890. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Deposited in the Library in 1968.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Material

See also Acland Family Papers (MSS. Acland c. 1-3, d. 1-201, e. 106, Rolls 1); and the additional papers of Henry Wentworth Acland and his daughter, Sarah Angelina Acland (MSS. Eng. e. 3398-9).