Cooper, Astley Paston

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Sir Astley Paston Cooper (1768-1841), surgeon, was born at Brooke Hall, near Norwich, on 23 August 1768. He was apprenticed to the surgeon Henry Cline, and studied in London, Edinburgh and Paris. He was anatomy demonstrator, 1789, and lecturer, 1791-1825, at St Thomas's Hospital, London, and lecturer on anatomy, 1793-1796, and comparative anatomy, 1813-1815, at the College of Surgeons. He became surgeon at Guy's Hospital, London, in 1800, and consulting surgeon in 1825. Cooper published surgical and anatomical treatises between 1800 and 1840. He was created baronet in 1821, and died at Conduit Street, London, on 12 February 1841.

From the guide to the Sir Astley Cooper: Lectures, c. 1800, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

Epithet: surgeon to the king

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referencedIn Vol. CXXV, 1825-Feb. 1827.Robert Banks Jenkinson, Baron Hawkesbury; 2nd Earl of Liverpool; Prime Minister: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1812-1827.includes:f. 6 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington: Letters to Lord Liverpool: 1823, 1825.f. 2... British Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS; 1697-1901, n.d. Apparently a collection of autographs. Includes correspondence of the 2nd Earl of Liverpool (ff. 38-141 passim). All correspondents are indexed. Formerly owned by Mr Norman Norris of Brighton. Presented by the N..., 1697-1901 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXCI (ff. 380). 6-31Dec., and undated, Dec 1824.includes:ff. 1, 46, 279, 302 Guy G-Gordon, Surveyor of Excise, Ireland: Letters, etc., to Sir R. Peel: 1815-1825.f. 3 Joseph Keele, landing-waiter: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1822-1825.... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCLXXXVI (ff. 445). 1823-1863.includes:ff. 1, 34, 41, 71, 75, 85, 87, 175, 210, 213, 215, 221, 223, 262, 304-310, 317, 318, 360, 363, 369 Robert Bicknell, attorney, of Holborn: Letters to R. Willimott: 1823-1826. ff. 3-5 Robert Bicknell, attor..., 1823-1863 British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXCVII (ff. 416). 20 Apr.-9 May 1825.includes:ff. 1, 4 John Adolphus, barrister: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1825.f. 5 Sir Montague Cholmeley, 1st Baronet: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1822-1825.f. 7 J-Conolly, Vicar of Ballingar... British Library
creatorOf PETTIGREW LETTERS. Vol. I (ff. 261). A -K.; 1803-1861.includes:f. 1 Henry Hervey Baber, philologist; Keeper of Printed Books, British Museum: Letter to T. J. Pettigrew: 1827.f. 2 Robert Ball, naturalist; Director of Trinity College Museum, Dubli..., 1803-1861 British Library
creatorOf CHARNWOOD AUTOGRAPHS. Vol. III. Foreign historical, literary and musical autographs, etc.; circa 16th-20th cent. Included are Charles V of Spain, Madame de Maintenon, Lafayette, Garibaldi, Kropotkin, Mussolini and Roosevelt; Heinrich Heine, Alessandr..., approximately 16th century-20th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXCVIII (ff. 392). 10 May-6 June 1825.includes:f. 1 John Baron, proprietor of ' The True Briton.': Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1824, 1825.ff. 3, 5, 101 Denis Browne, MP: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1812-1828.f. 7 Lieutenant-Colonel Arunde... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CCX (ff. 320). 10 Nov.-Dec. 1826.includes:ff. 2 b, 13 Thomas Gaisford, Regius Professor of Greek, Oxford University: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1816-1845.f. 4 Basil Montagu, KC 1835: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1826, 1828.f. 6 D... British Library
referencedIn Vol. LXXVI (ff. 406). Mar.-17 Apr. 1817.includes:f. 1 Richard Wodeson Carter: Letter to the 2nd Earl of Liverpool: 1817. f. 6 John Crichton-Stuart, Viscount Mountjoy; 6th Earl of Dumfries 1803, 2nd Marquis of Bute 1814: Correspondence with the 2nd ... British Library
creatorOf Sir Astley Cooper: Lectures, c. 1800 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Vol. CLXXXVI (ff. 257). 7 June-9 July 1824.includes:f. 1 Lancelot Baugh Allen, Southwark Police Magistrate: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1824, 1825.f. 9 George Canning, Prime Minister: Letters to Sir R. Peel: 1815, 1824.f. 11 William Judge ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. CLXXIX (ff. 329). 8 Nov.-Dec. 1823.includes:ff. 1, 20, 22, 96 Sir Henry Bate Dudley, 1st Baronet Prebendary of Ely: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1822-1823. f. 3 Sir Henry Bate Dudley, 1st Baronet Prebendary of Ely: Letters to Sir W. Knighton... British Library
referencedIn Vol. XIX. (ff. 513). Undated. A-L.includes:f. 1 Charles Abbot, 2nd Baron Colchester: Letter to C. Babbage: n.d. f. 3 Arthur Adams, zoologist: Letter to Sir E. Belcher.: n.d. f. 4 Richarda Airy, wife of Sir G B Airy: Letter to C. Babbage: n. d. f. ..., 19th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. iii. (fF. 222). Hemelhempstead-Rushden.includes:ff. 1-21 Hemel Hampstead, Hertfordshire: Drawings and views,: 18th, 19th centt. ff. 8-15 Boxmoor, Hertfordshire: Drawings, views, etc.: 19th cent. f. 9 Sir Astley Paston Cooper, surgeon to the ki..., 16th century-19th century British Library
referencedIn AUTOGRAPH letters and signatures of Royal and illustrious persons, chiefly of England and France, of the l9th century. Amongst them is the signature of H.M. Queen Victoria when Princess, dated in the year 1823. The collection is stated to have been f..., 19th century British Library
referencedIn Vol. CXC (ff. 303). 9 Nov.-5 Dec. 1824.includes:ff. 1, 3, 51 Colonel Sir Edward Baker Baker, 1st Baronet formerly Littlehales; Under-Secretary, Military d├ępartement, Ireland: Correspondence with Sir R. Peel: 1813-1824. f. 5 John Smith-Barry, of Foaty... British Library
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