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


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

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

3 linear ft. : ca. 3,000 items.

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Cuming, Hugh, 1791-1886.

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