Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 333 (U.8.1)
Title: Pharmaceutical Pocket-Book
Date of Creation: Between 1699 and 1799
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Dr. Wm. Hunter, Pharmaceutical Pocket-Book.
Dr. Wm. Hunter's Phrmaceutical Pocket-Book:
Begins (1, 4 recto [p. '1'] line 1): Pondera. Troy or Gold weight
Ends (2, 8 verso [not paged] col. b, line 23): - Simplex.
Remarks: On 1, 2 verso in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand: Mr. Hepburn . Feathers Christ [obliterated and Grace written above] Church | Street opposite Crosskeys Inn. at | Mr. Alsace.
This is followed by a name and address in another hand, the address being struck through and another written under by Dr. Wm. Hunter: Doctr Orme at Mr. Binghams in Bucklers | Bury . Hatton Court Finch | Lane . 1st Door left hand.
In another hand: To | L. M- | at Waltons.
To this Dr. Hunter has added: near Saffron Walden | Essex | 61 m. 971 | 61 m 976 | Mrs. Metcalfe.
On 4, 10 verso in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand: Pergat in usu novissimi prę- | scriptorum. | Alvus soluta vel compressa | Venter nihil reddit. | alvus fusa.
Dr. Hunter apparently used the last leaves for writing prescriptions, thereafter cutting them off; 4, 15 recto serving as a blotter.
[Formerly S.9.3; S.9.142]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 6 x 4, ff. 54, closely written in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand, in single cols. of about 24 lines, each about 5½ x 3 5/8, no margins or ruling, no signatures or catchwords, pagination in the same hand, partial, on rectos only. Cent. XVIII.
Binding: Limp vellum, vellum back straps, blind-tooled lines, tongued flap gone, front board pocketed. Cent. XVIII.
[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. 269.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
Notes: This document has been exhibited on the following occasion: 'The Hunterian Collection', Kenwood, London, 1952.
Bibliography: A. McLaren Young, The Hunterian Collection: an Eighteenth Century Gentleman's Cabinet, lent by courtesy of the University of Glasgow (London, 1952), no. 45b; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 269-270.
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.
exhibition: Hunterian Collection
The Hunterian Collection: an Eighteenth Century Gentleman's Cabinet.
subject: Alsace fl.c.1750
subject: Bingham fl.c.1750
subject: Hepburn fl.c.1750
subject: Metcalfe fl.c.1750
Mrs.
subject: Orme fl.c.1750
Dr.
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