RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
TitleLetters from James Dixon, husband of Mary Louisa Dixon (née Simpkinson), to Eleanor Isabella Gell
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Archive CreatorEleanor Isabella Franklin, later Eleanor Gell (1824-1860)
Gell family of Hopton Hall, Wirksworth
Administrative HistoryJames Dixon (1814-1896) was one of the foremost oculists of his day; he was assistant surgeon at St Thomas's Hopsital before becomg Consulting Surgeon at the Royal London Opthalmic Hospital in London for many years. He wrote " A Guide to the Practical Study of the Disease of the Eye" (3rd edition published in 1866). He married Mary Louisa Simpkinson on 2 Oct 1851. Following the death of his wife in 1870, he retired professionally and left London to live in Dorking, Surrey.
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Dixon; James (1814-1896); opthalmologist and eye surgeon
Gell; Eleanor Isabella (1824-1860); daughter of explorer Sir John Franklin
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