Summary of Special Governors’ Meetings

Year: 1841          Date of meeting: 15 April
Source: Sherborne Mercury, Monday 19 April 1841, page 3
Purpose: To elect the first Medical Officers
Present: [Not reported]
Outcome: The following were elected: Dr. COOPER (Consulting Physician); Dr. JACKSON (Physician); G. ARDEN (Consulting Surgeon); W. D. TAPP and G. CURME (Surgeons); John GOOD (House Apothecary)

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Year: 1843          Date of meeting: Thursday 11 May
Source: Sherborne Mercury, Saturday 13 May 1843, page 3
Purpose: To elect a House Surgeon following the resignation of Mr. GOOD
Present: A. H. D. ACLAND, R. WILLIAMS, Jun., R. PATTISON, Hon. and Rev. W. SCOTT (chair), H. WILLIAMS, Thos. COOMBS, Capt. BURNET, Rev. L. FOOT, Rev. G. WOOD, Rev. W. C. BINGHAM, Rev. M. COLSON, Rev. H. CUTLER
Outcome: Two candidates: Alfred EMSON (328 votes) and Charles INGRAM (251 votes). Mr. EMSON elected

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Year: 1845          Date of meeting: Friday 29 August
Source: Sherborne Mercury, Saturday 30 August 1845, page 3
Purpose: To elect a House Surgeon following the resignation of Mr. EMSON
Present: [Not reported]
Outcome: Three candidates: Johnston LUCE (367 votes), James CLIFTON (88 votes) and J. H. TAYLOR (7 votes).  Mr. LUCE elected
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