Papers of William Budd

Scope and Content

Publications by Budd on various diseases including cholera, typhoid and cattle-plague; correspondence on cholera and typhoid (1854-1869); medical certificates from the Middlesex Hospital, Faculte de Medecine de Paris, Museum D'Histoire Naturelle au Jardin du Roi (1829-1837); two posters and public information on vaccination and a portrait of Budd.

Administrative / Biographical History

Studied medicine at London, Edinburgh, Paris; MD Edinburgh 1838; practised at North Tawton, Devonshire, 1839 and Bristol 1842-73, made important researches into the conditions of zymotic diseases; published numerous medical papers.


Arranged into 5 series

Access Information

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Compiled by Victoria Killick, Archivist. Source: Concise DNB, 1903

Other Finding Aids

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Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist

Custodial History

The publications are marked with the Library LSHTM stamp dated 8/12/1936, apart from this there is no record of how the School came to have this collection in the archives

Related Material

Family correspondence at the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (Reference : MS 5153)