Hume, John Robert (1781/2-1857)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises military papers, correspondence and documents from and concerning the Duke and Duchess of Wellington, certificates, appointments and honours of John Robert Hume, and family correspondence

Administrative / Biographical History

John Robert Hume, MD LRCP FRCP DCL CB (1781/2-1857), physician, was born in Renfrewshire and studied medicine in Glasgow, 1795, 1798, 1799 and Edinburgh, in 1796-1797. He entered the medical service of the army, serving in the Peninsula. Hume was awarded an MD from St Andrews University, 1816 and became a licentiate of the College of Physicians, 1819. He became the surgeon to the Duke of Wellington and was awarded the DCL from Oxford University, 1834. He became a Fellow of the College of Physicians, 1836, and was awarded the CB, 1850.[Papers include a letter informing him that he is elected FRCSEd 1816. Name absent from M.L.]See also Hall, Ion Simson FRCSEd "John Robert Hume: personal physician to the first Duke of Wellington".J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1980 Jul; 25(4): Pages 219-32.

Arrangement

Items are arranged chronologically by series level

Conditions Governing Access

Due to the rare, fragile and occasionally confidential nature of the material held, access to the archives is normally by appointment, to allow preparation and avoid disappointment. Data protection is closely observed. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting Due to the rare, fragile and occasionally confidential nature of the material held, access to the archives is normally by appointment, to allow preparation and avoid disappointment. Data protection is closely observed. Please make arrangements in advance with the library staff at library@rcsed.ac.uk.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Correspondence, certificates, appointments, honours