Papers of Robert Batty

Scope and Content

Two autographed prescriptions written by obstetric physician, Robert Batty, one 'for Mrs Ray's child', 5 July 1807 and one 'for Miss A Ray', 28 July 1807.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Batty was born in 1762 or 1763, and he received his medical education in London and Edinburgh. He graduated MD from the University of St Andrews in 1797 and became an obstetric physician in London. He was a licentiate in midwifery from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)in 1800 and licentiate of RCP in 1804. Batty was physician to the maternity hospital, Brownlow Street, and later was editor of the Medical and Physical Journal. An amateur artist, he exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1788–1797, and died in 1849.

Access Information

Open to researchers by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. mailto:

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Penny Hutchins, Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

Out of copyright.

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

Bought by the College Library from Winifred A. Myers (Autographs) Ltd. in September 1965 and transferred to the Archive by the Library in August 2007.