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The Mystery of Dr. Corley's Portrait

The Corleys holidaying in Peel on the Isle of Man in 1901 The photograph on the left is believed to show the wife of Dr. Anthony Hagerty Corley (RCSI President 1887) and her children enjoying the sunshine at the traditional Corley holiday spot of Peel on the Isle of Man. It was sent to the Heritage Collections by a distant relative of Dr. Corley's, Dr. John Richards from the University of Glasgow.  Dr. Anthony Hagerty Corley was born in Dublin on the 16 th March 1840. Corley’s professional training took place in the Ledwich School of Medicine, the Queen’s College, Galway, the Mercer and Adelaide Hospitals. He became a Licentiate of the RCSI in 1861 and graduated M.D . from Queen’s University Galway in 1863. Dr. Corley’s career flourished with lecturing positions in Anatomy and Surgery in the Carmichael College of Medicine; becoming a Fellow of the RCSI in 1863; surgeon to the House of Industry Hospitals in 1865 and surgeon of Jervis Street Hospital in 1867.   From 187

Welcome to the RCSI Heritage Collections blog!

The Library in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1947   Please note that the Heritage Collections will be closed from 1st March 2013 until further notice to facilitate a major cataloguing initiative. Keep checking our blog for regular updates and interesting posts about our collections.