Papers of: Crosse, John Green (1790-1850)

Scope and Content

Midwifery. Obstetrical case books for 1819-1825 and 1833-1843. Compiler's holograph MSS.

Administrative / Biographical History

The author was surgeon to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital from 1826 to the time of his death. He had been elected F.R.S. in 1836, and was an original Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1843.

Access Information

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1970. (318544)

Other Finding Aids

Described in: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

8vo. 20? x 13 cm. Original vellum bindings, not uniform.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by S.A.J. Moorat.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.


Some of these cases are included in 'Cases in Midwifery', 1851, complied by Edward Copeman (1809-1880). A biography entitled 'A surgeon in the early 19th century' was published by his great-granddaughter, V.M. Crosse, in 1968.