Record

Authorised form of nameCooper; Sir; Astley Paston (1768 - 1841)
Dates1768 - 1841
NationalityBritish
Place of birthBrooke Hall, near Norwich, Norfolk, England
Date of birth23 August 1768
Place of deathConduit Street, London
Date of death12 February 1841
Dates and placesBurial:
Beneath the chapel of Guy's Hospital, London
OccupationSurgeon
ActivityCareer:
Articled to his uncle William Cooper, Surgeon to Guy's Hospital (1784); transferred to Henry Cline, Surgeon to St Thomas's Hospital; in Edinburgh (1787-1788); demonstrator at St Thomas's and was associated with 'body snatchers' (1789); lecturer at St Thomas's and at the College of Surgeons; Surgeon, Guy's Hospital (1800); removed a wen from George IV's head
Honours:
Bt 1820
Memberships:
FRCS (President 1836)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election18/02/1802
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1830-1831
Medals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1801
RelationshipsSon of Rev Samuel Cooper; great-uncle of Astley Cooper Key (FRS 1868).
Married: 1) (1791) Anne Cock (d. 19 June 1827); 2) (5 July 1828) Catherine daughter of J Jones of Derry Ormond Park, Cardigan (d. 1870)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1841 (Abstracts of Papers in the Philosophical Transactions 1837-1843 Vol 4 pp 344-346)
References:
Gudrun Richardson, 'A Norfolk Network within the Royal Society' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 27-39, plate
William R Le Fanu, 'Sir Benjamin Brodie, FRS (1783-1862)' in NR 1964 vol 19 pp 42-52
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/5715157
Royal Society codeNA7001
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/8A/17Unpublished paper, 'An improved method of making anatomical preparations and preserving parts of animals' by Joseph Swan21 March 1818
AP/9/20Unpublished paper and letter, 'On a peculiarity in the structure of the eye of the Balæna mysticetus' by J A [John Atkinson?] Ransome[1819]
AP/15/12Unpublished paper, 'An experimental examination of the blood found in the vena portae' by [James] Thackeray[1831]
L&P/11/117Letter, 'Effects of the rupture of the membrana tympan' from Astley Cooper to Everard Home1799
L&P/11/170/1Paper, 'Effects of the destruction of the membrana tympani' by Astley Cooper1801
L&P/11/170Paper, 'Effects of the destruction of the membrana tympani' by Astley Cooper1801
IM/000945Cooper, Sir Astley Pastonnd
EC/1801/17Cooper, Sir Astley Paston: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/9/20/1Unpublished manuscript, 'On a peculiarity in the structure of the eye of the Balæna mysticetus' by J A [John Atkinson?] Ransome[1819]
AP/9/20/2Unpublished letter, regarding a discovery in the eye of the bowhead whale from J A [John Atkinson?] Ransome to Astley Cooper19 November 1819
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView



    CONTACT US

    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →

    SUBSCRIBE

    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView