E. G. Cuthbert F. Atchley

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Edward Godfrey Cuthbert Frederick Atchley MRCS LRCP (1869–1943) was an English surgeon and Anglican liturgical scholar associated with the Alcuin Club.

He was a member of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons. [1]

He wrote numerous books and journal articles. His work on the use of incense in worship has been cited in modern medical and anthropological monographs and journal articles. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

He also was a local historian of Bristol. Among other topics, he wrote descriptions of historic churches, such as an examination of parish records for St. Nicholas Church, Bristol, which later were destroyed during the Bristol Blitz. [7]

He was a member of the Henry Bradshaw Society.[8]

He was married to May Florence Heriot Atchley.[9]

His papers are in the Lambeth Palace Archives. [10]



  1. ^ Calendar of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (PDF). p. 113.
  2. ^ Burridge, Claire (2020). "Incense in medicine: an early medieval perspective". Early Medieval Europe. 28 (2): 219–255. doi:10.1111/emed.12394. ISSN 1468-0254.
  3. ^ Kenna, Margaret E. (2005). "Why does Incense smell Religious?: Greek Orthodoxy and the Anthropology of Smell". Journal of Mediterranean Studies. 15 (1): 50–69. ISSN 2523-9465.
  4. ^ Classen, Constance; Howes, David; Synnott, Anthony (1994-11-24). Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell. London: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780203428887. ISBN 978-0-203-42888-7.
  5. ^ Milner, Matthew (2016-03-14). The Senses and the English Reformation. London: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315553016. ISBN 978-1-315-55301-6.
  6. ^ Pennacchio, Marcello (2010). Uses and abuses of plant-derived smoke : its ethnobotany as hallucinogen, perfume, incense, and medicine. Lara Vanessa Jefferson, Kayri Havens-Young. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-970847-5. OCLC 649479587.
  7. ^ Records of early English Drama. Bristol, v. 8. Mark C. Pilkinton. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 1997. pp. lv. ISBN 0-8020-4221-X. OCLC 39001536.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. ^ "The Henry Bradshaw Society: Its Birth and First Decade, 1890–1900". Henry Bradshaw Society. 2016-04-10. Retrieved 2021-11-18.
  9. ^ "The east window of St. Anta and All Saints, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, UK and the Cornish Revival". www.cornishstainedglass.org.uk. Retrieved 2021-11-18.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ "Atchley papers". Lambeth Palace Archives. Retrieved 2021-10-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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