Manuscript Collection Ms Coll. 00185A - The Atkins Family Papers

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CA OTUTF Ms Coll. 00185A

Title

The Atkins Family Papers

Date(s)

  • 1638-1982 (Creation)

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Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

5 Boxes (.65 metres)

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Name of creator

(1875-1963)

Biographical history

Sir John Atkins, KCMG, KCVO, FRCS was the Deputy Director of Army Medical Services; physician-in-ordinary to Duke of Connaught. He served in the Boer War, as well as the First World War.

Name of creator

(1904-1983)

Biographical history

Sir Hedley John Barnard Atkins, KStJ, KBE was the son of Sir John Atkins. He was the first professor of surgery at Guy’s Hospital, London and President of the Royal College of Surgeons. He specialised in the scientific treatment of breast cancer and the Hedley Atkins Breast Unit at New Cross Hospital acknowledges his contribution

Name of creator

(1830-1854)

Biographical history

Robert Barnard of Bunwell, Norfolk was the son of George and Lucy (Mullinger) Barnard. He died in the Crimean War in 1854.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of David Atkins, 2019

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Scope and content

A collection of papers pertaining to the Tinkler, Barnard, and Atkins families of England. The exact relationship between the Tinkler family and the Barnard/Atkins family remains unknown, although the papers related to Tinklers have been preserved together with those of the other families for several generations. The first box includes the military correspondence of Robert Barnard (d. 1854) from Ireland during the great famine year of 1847 as well as his letters from the Crimean War. The second box includes the military correspondence of Sir John Atkins, KCMG, KCVO, FRCS (1875-1963) from his year of service in the Boer War, as well as materials related to his career as a medical officer in the First World War. Boxes 3-5 reflect the life and career of Sir Hedley John Barnard Atkins, KStJ, KBE (1904-1983), first professor of surgery at Guy’s Hospital, London and President of the Royal College of Surgeons. He specialised in the scientific treatment of breast cancer and the Hedley Atkins Breast Unit at New Cross Hospital acknowledges his contribution in the field. From 1971 to 1973 he was President of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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CA OTUTF MS COLL00185A

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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