A collection of historical letters and papers (some reproductions) relating to people and institutions of importance to the history of obstetrics and gynaecology, including Sir Eliab Harvey, Edward Jenner, Joseph Lister, Dr Matthews Duncan, Florence Nightingale, and the British Gynaecological Society.
Gifts to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from Roy Dobbin and Edward Protheroe-Smith
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 1538 S6
- Dates of Creation1676 -1901
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description6 folders
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Professor Roy Dobbin established a library of books and manuscripts relating to midwifery while in Cairo and while the majority of this collection ultimately went to the Royal College of Physicians, a proportion was beqeathed to the College following his death, together with ad hoc donations made during the latter part of his career.
Edward Protheroe-Smith was a descendant of Dr Protheroe Smith, the founder of the Hospital for Women in Soho Square (1842)
Conditions Governing Access
Open to researchers by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donated by Professor Roy Dobbin and Mr Protheroe Smith between 1931 and 1946.
Catalogued by Penny Hutchins, Archivist
Conditions Governing Use
Out of copyright.
Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.
Edward Protheroe-Smith presented a letter from Florence Nightingale to Dr Heyward Smith to the College in 1933; he also donated a number of books to the Library