Royal College of Surgeons of England

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London Metropolitan Archives (LMA)

40 Northampton Road


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The Archivist,Museums & Archives,The Royal College of Surgeons of England,35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields,London,WC2A 3PE

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Telephone: 020 7869 6520


Open: LMA: see Find an Archive entry; RCS enquiries: Monday-Friday 10-4

Closed: First two weeks of November

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Proof of identity required
  • Readers ticket required

The Archives and Library closed in May 2017 and will remain closed until 2020 while major building works are undertaken at the College. Access is available by appointment with their partner institutes, please see web pages for further details

  • The Library at RCSE is not a public library, its primary purpose is to provide services for members. They do, however, try to provide access to the archives when possible and will try to help remote enquirers
  • Reprographics: Personal photography permitted by prior arrangement, dependent on condition of archives
  • Letter of introduction required

    ARCHON code: 114

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    Collections information

    Businesses (1)

    Persons (120)

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (3)

    • NRA 28258 Alexander Graham Bryce: papers rel to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    • NRA 20550 Sir Eric Wilfred Fish (dental surgeon) corresp and papers
    • NRA 9521 Royal College of Surgeons of England: scientific MSS


    These are selected lists of new or additional collections that were acquired by this archive during a specific year. If a date is not displayed there are no accessions for that year.

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