Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 500 (V.8.3)
Title: Lying-in Hospital Book, No. 1
Date of Creation: Between 1699 and 1799
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Unknown Author, Lying-in Hospital Book, No. 1.
Unknown Author's Lying-in Hospital Book, No. 1:
Begins (1, 3 recto lines 1-3): 1751. Hospital Book 1 . | July Elizabeth Austin | 25 3d day post partum
Ends (6, 6 recto lines 19, 20): with the other and she got | better.
Remarks: 6, 9 verso and 10 recto contain in four columns a table of pregnancy periods, with the following headings: Womens Names, Menstrua stopt, Quickened, Delivered.
6, 14 verso-8 recto (inverted) contain names, addresses, and engagements of wet nurses.
On the front board in a contemporary hand: 1st.
[Formerly Q.8.12; Q.8.149]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 7 x 5, ff. 92, in single cols. of about 16 lines, each 6 x 4 3/8, margined with pencil, no lines, pagination on rectos only (pp. 1-159), no catchwords or signatures, marginalia, well preserved. Cent. XVIII.
Binding: Original, pasteboards, covered vellum, vellum backstraps, spattered red edges. 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. 410.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
Notes: Lisa Forman Cody has argued, based on internal evidence, that the author of MS Hunter 500 and 501 is George Macauley.
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. 410; Lisa Forman Cody, 'Living and Dying in Georgian London's Lying-In Hospitals', Bulletin of the History of Medicine 78:2 (2004), pp 309-348.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247
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