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Extent 11 volumes
Title Buckle, Fleetwood (1841-1917)
Date 1824-1870
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Name Buckle, Fleetwood, 1841-1917, naval surgeon
Description The majority of the collection is made up of journals kept by Buckle during the years 1866-1870, during which he travelled to South America, South Africa and Australia. There is also one autograph album kept by Buckle relating partly to his own affairs (his application to become House Surgeon at the West Norfolk and Lynn Hospital, 1863-1864) but also including older material predating his birth.
Arrangement MSS. 1395-1404 comprise journals by Buckle, held in chronological order of composition. MS. 5656 is an autograph album.
Historical Background Fleetwood Buckle was born in 1841. He trained in medicine at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London; he passed as L.S.A., L.R.C.P. and M.D. (St. Andrews) in 1862 and M.R.C.S. in 1863. He entered the Royal Navy in 1863 and served in various stations: in West Africa; in the Dardanelles during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878; in South America, where in 1880 he received the thanks of the Chilean government for tending wounded from the battles around Lima in the war between Chile and Peru, and in 1881 was formally thanked by the Panama Canal Company for his work during a yellow fever epidemic; in China; and in the Eastern Sudan. He attained the rank of Fleet Surgeon in 1886. He died in 1917.
Acquisition Details 8
Accession Number 49063 and 49100.
Access Status Open
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Language English
Physical Description Holograph volumes
Finding Aids Database description transcribed from 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) and Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine, 1999).
Subject Travel
Subject Hospitals
Subject Surgery

Surgery, Naval

Subject Naval Medicine
MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
System No. f0762154-ea32-489e-9590-f34117c818b7