Accession Details

Accession Number: 2499
Date of Receipt: December 1807
Source of Acquisition: Bequeathed by William Hunter, 1783. Retained in London until 1807 for use of Matthew Baillie.
Title: Douglas papers
Date of Creation: Between 1514 and 1742
Extent on Arrival: c.3500 items
Content: Papers of James Douglas.
Lecture and other notes, mainly on medical, anatomical, botanical and zoological topics, anatomical drawings and engravings, correspondence.
Acquired, with some of Douglas's anatomical material and books, by William Hunter (1718-1783) and incorporated in his collections. Under the terms of Hunter's will, his library and other collections remained in London for several years after his death - for the use of his nephew, Matthew Baillie (1761-1823) - and finally came to the University in 1807.
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Access: Normal conditions
Language: Not Assigned
Call Number: MS Hunter D
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Notes: Descriptions of individual documents are based on those of C.H. Brock, Dr James Douglas's papers and drawings in the Hunterian Collection, Glasgow University Library: a handlist (Glasgow, 1993). Those for the figures also incorporate a subject database compiled by Rona Ferguson in 1995-96, with non-formula funding from the Scottish Higher Education Committee. The papers were previously stored in bundles, including some of William Hunter's papers, in the Blackburn Cabinet in the Hunterian Museum. Numberings by K. Bryn Thomas, based on these bundles, are included in the bibliographical notes.
Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this Accession:

author: James Douglas 1675-1742
Known as James Douglas of the Pouch.
bequeather: William Hunter 1718-1783
Physician Extraordinary to Queen Charlotte, 1764-1783.
provenance: Matthew Baillie 1761-1823
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