Ireland: an impressive pair of Irish Medical Licences, one of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the other from the King and Queen’s College of Physicians in Ireland, together with supporting document, as issued to Robert Dudley Algeo Stone of Rathgar, County Dublin, Ireland, who qualified as a Surgeon in April 1885, and as a Physician in February 1886, and initially practiced in Dublin.
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Surgeon Licence on Vellum No.2621, issued to Robert Dudley Algeo Stone, dated 25th April 1885, signed in ink by the President of the College, Edward Hallaran Bennett, the Irish surgeon now remembered for describing Bennett’s fracture; and the Vice President, Sir Charles Alexander Cameron, the Irish physician, chemist and writer prominent in the adoption of medical Hygiene; and also bearing the signatures of 19 Members of Council and the Registrar. Large format and impressive.
King and Queen’s College of Physicians in Ireland Physicians Licence on Vellum, issued to Robert Dudley Algeo Stone, L.R.C.S.I., dated 12th February 1886, signed in ink by the President of the College, Sir Francis Xavier Richard Cruise, the notable 19th-century Irish surgeon and urologist best known for inventing an endoscope and using it successfully in surgery; together with the signatures of three Censors, four Fellows and the Registrar. Large format and impressive.
Medical Registration Office for Ireland Certificate of Registry as a Surgeon, issued to Robert Dudley Algeo Stone of Rathgar, County Dublin, dated 28th July 1885.
Medical Registration Office for Ireland Certificate of Additional Qualification as a Physician, issued to Robert Dudley Algeo Stone of Rathgar, County Dublin, dated 16th February 1886.
The Royal Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, Dublin, Certificate to Practice Obstetrics, issued to Robert D. Algeo Stone, dated 27th January 1887. Signed in ink by two consultants, the prefect and the registrar of the Hospital.
Local Government Board Contract Letter for Stone to be admitted to act as Occasional Deputy to the Public Vaccinator for the Kelston and North Stoke District of the Keynsham Out Relief Union, dated 11th November 1899.
Local Government Board Certificate of Examination for the performance of Public Vaccination, as issue to Robert Dudley Algeo Stone at Dublin on 27th October 1899.
A related letter, dated January 1922, and giving some details on his ancestor, His Grace George Stone, Archbishop of Armagh, who died in London on 19th December 1764 and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
All documents are housed in a period metal scroll case.
Robert Dudley Algeo Stone came from Rathgar, County Dublin, and qualified as a Surgeon through the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in April 1885, and as a Physician through the King and Queen’s College of Physicians in Ireland in February 1886. By the turn of the century he was practicing in Somerset.