Marshall Papers

Scope and Content

The collection is an autograph collection compiled by Ada Blanche Marshall, daughter of John Marshall, Professor of Surgery, and for the most part being composed of letters sent Professor Marshall from eminent Englishmen.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Marshall (1818-1891), anatomist, was born in Ely, the son of William Marshall, a solicitor, and educated at University College London. He was admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1849, and elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1857. He was appointed Professor of Surgery at University College London in 1866, and wrote, among a number of other works, The Outlines of Human Physiology, Human and Comparative (3 vols, 1867). The collection was put together by his daughter, Ada Blanche Marshall, mainly from letters addressed to him.


The letters are not in any strict order.

Conditions Governing Access

Usual EUL arrangements apply.

Acquisition Information

Ada Marshall gave the collection to the Library of the University College of the South West through the auspices of the Friends of the National Libraries, on 17 February 1938.

Other Finding Aids

A list is available. There is also a card index to the writers and recipients of letters.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL arrangements apply.

Custodial History

The letters were pasted into the volumes by Ada Marshall, in which they remain.