Surgeon-General Charles Sibthorpe

Repository: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Identity Statement

TitleSurgeon-General Charles Sibthorpe
Archive ReferenceIE RCPI/CS
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1873-1906
Extent Medium8 items


Creator(s): Sibthorpe, Charles, 1847-1906

  • Administrative History ↴

    Charles Sibthorpe was born in Dublin in 1847. He studied medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and at the Meath Hospital. In 1870 he joined the Indian Medical Service as Assistant-Surgeon. Following some years of official work in the civilian and military departments, he was appointed Civil Surgeon and Superintendent of the Gaol at Banda, in the Central Provinces (Uttra Pradesh). In 1875 he was transferred to Madras (now Chennai) and appointed Resident Surgeon to the General Hospital and Professor of Pathology at the Madras Medical College. He remained at both institutions until 1890, serving successively as Professor of Opthalmology, Anatomy and Surgery. In 1894 he was appointed Surgeon-General with the Government of Madras, a post he held until 1900. In 1880 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, and in 1897 a CB (Companion of the Order of the Bath). Sibthorpe volunteered for active service with the Indian Medical Service in 1878 when he served with the Peshawar Valley Field Forces in Afganistan. In 1885 he transferred to active service again, this time in Burma, where he was staff surgeon to Sir H Prendergast the officer in command of the British forces in Upper Burma. Sibthorpe retired from the Indian Medical Service in August 1900, he returned to Dublin where he lived with his sisters, until his death in 1906.
  • Archival History ↴

    The collection seems to have been donated to the College by the Miss Sibthorpes, who donated several other items to the College after their brothers death.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Sibthorpe, Charles, 1847-1906 ↴

    Case books of Surgeon-General Charles Sibthorpe covering much of his time in the Indian Medical Service, with a small collection of newspaper cuttings by or about Sibthorpe. Collection also contains an admissions register from the Grant Road Plague Hospital, Bombay (now Mumbai).

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Limited items – no arrangement applicable

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Access subject to the conditions laid out in the Heritage Centre Access Guidelines
Conditions Governing ReproductionCopying of archive material is subject to the conditions laid out in the Heritage Centre Copying Guidelines
Creation Dates1873-1906
Extent Medium8 items

Allied Materials

There are no Allied Materials

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteHarriet Wheelock
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000. IGAD: Irish Guidelines for Archival Description. Dublin: Society of Archivists, Ireland, 2009. National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997.
Date of Descriptions40664