Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 315 (U.7.9)
Title: List of Books Lent
Date of Creation: Between 1699 and 1799
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Dr. William Hunter, List of Books Lent.
Dr. William Hunter's Autograph List of Books lent:
Begins (1, 6 recto lines 1-12): From having lost many Books | by lending them to my Acquaintance, | I resolve from this time to enter | all lent Books into this Volume; | and to draw a line through every | article as soon as the Book is | returned to me. And that this | Volume may be depended upon | as an evidence, I shall take | care to be correct. | 17th Septr. William Hunter. | 1771.
Ends (1, 9 verso lines 1-3): April 1781 | Mr. Langton, Welbeck Str. | Julius Africans 2 Vol. 4to M.S.
Remarks: Probably this was Bennet Langton, Dr. Johnson's friend. For Bennet Langton (1739-1801) see G. Birkbeck Hill's edition of Boswell's Life of Johnson, Oxford, 1887, vi. 148, 149, and Dict. Nat. Biog. xxxii. 118. These two vols. are not now in the Hunterian Collection.
There were apparently entries on the excised folios 1, 4. and 5.
[Formerly Q.9.78]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 7 3/4 x 6, ff. 77, originally ff. 80, written by Dr. Wm. Hunter in single cols. of about 14 lines, each 7 x 5, not margined or ruled, no signatures, catchwords, or pagination, only about half of the first quire used, the rest blank and clean. Late Cent. XVIII.
Binding: Original, pasteboards, covered vellum, blind-tooled, double lines, red spattered edges, title on the side of the front board (in ink): A List of | Books lent out | from Dr. Hunter's Library (in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand). Late Cent. XVIII. (17th Sept., 1771-April, 1781).
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 251.]
Access: Temporarily unavailable for consultation: at exhibition until July 2019.
Language: English
Material Type: List
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 251.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: William Hunter 1718-1783
Physician Extraordinary to Queen Charlotte, 1764-1783.
subject: Bennet Langton 1739-1801
Professor of Ancient Literature, Royal Academy, London, 1788.
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