Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 501 (V.8.4)
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. 2.
Same Unknown Author, Notes of Edinburgh College (Anatomy) Lectures.
The second work is written on four quires stitched, but otherwise loose. The first three have eight leaves and the fourth four.
On 1, 3 recto in an XVIII. Cent. hand: Lying-In Hospital Book. | 1753.
On the front board in a contemporary hand, as on V.8.3: 2d.
[Formerly Q.8.11; Q.8.149]
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 7 x 4, ff. 94 (6 x 4, ff. 28), written in single cols. of about 18 lines, each 6 x 3 (5 x 4), no signatures or catchwords, pagination, contemporary, on rectos only (pp. 1-71), in No. 2. (pp. 2-55), few marginalia, well preserved. Cent. XVIII.
Binding: Original, similar to that of V.8.3, 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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