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John Bush


Surgeon and rat breeder. Proprietor of a private lunatic asylum in Clapham, London. Friend of Francis Trevelyan Buckland.


Buckland 1857, p. 137

Census returns of England and Wales [year] (The National Archives: Public Record Office RG9/368/146/8)

England & Wales, national probate calendar (index of wills and administrations), 1858–1966, 1973–95 (, accessed 29 November 2019)

Medical directory

Post Office London suburban directory 1868


Buckland, Francis Trevelyan. 1857. Curiosities of natural history. London: Richard Bentley.

Medical directory: The London medical directory … every physician, surgeon, and general practitioner resident in London. London: C. Mitchell. 1845. The London and provincial medical directory. London: John Churchill. 1848–60. The London & provincial medical directory, inclusive of the medical directory for Scotland, and the medical directory for Ireland, and general medical register. London: John Churchill. 1861–9. The medical directory … including the London and provincial medical directory, the medical directory for Scotland, the medical directory for Ireland. London: J. & A. Churchill. 1870–1905.

Post Office London suburban directory: The Post Office London suburban directory. Kelly’s London suburban directory. London: Kelly & Co. 1860–1903.