English Scientific Autograph Collection, [ca. 19th century]

Mss.509.En3

Date: Circa 19th century | Size: 3 Linear feet, Ca. 3,000 items

Abstract

The collection is a miscellaneous group of letters of mainly British scientists and physicians, purchased as an existing autograph collection. There are a few American signatures. The letters are primarily from the nineteenth century and focus on medical and geological topics, but also there are some earlier and later dates. In addition to the letters are anatomical drawings of surgery, sketches of bones, and one geological notebook.

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 3,000 items.

Provenance

Purchased from Sessler - Sotheby (no. 550; £715) and accessioned, 1976 (1976 298ms).

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Drawings.
  • Sketches.

Personal Name(s)

  • Adler, Joshua
  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
  • Bather, F. A.
  • Beaufort, Francis, Sir, 1774-1857
  • Bell, Alfred
  • Brewster, David, Sir, 1781-1868
  • Chaversworth, J. Kaye
  • Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899
  • Cuming, Hugh, 1791-1865
  • Dalton, John
  • Damon, Robert
  • Flower , William Henry, 1831-1899
  • Jekyll, Gertrude, 1843-1932
  • Jenner, William, Sir, 1815-1898
  • Knight, T. A. (Thomas Andrew), 1759-1838
  • Lankester, E. Ray, Sir (Edwin Ray), 1847-1929
  • Leslie, John
  • Lubbock, John, Sir, 1834-1913
  • Mantell, Gideon Algernon, 1790-1852
  • Newton, Alfred, 1829-1907
  • Owen, Richard, 1804-1892
  • Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899
  • Sabine, Edward, Sir, 1788-1883
  • Various authors
  • Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913
  • Whewell, William, 1794-1866
  • Wood, J. G. (John George), 1827-1889

Subject(s)

  • Geology.
  • Medicine.
  • Physicians -- Great Britain.
  • Scientists -- Great Britain.