Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 636 (T.5.22)
Date of Creation: Between 1762 and 1765
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: William Hunter's Journal of attendance on Her Majesty Queen Charlotte as Physician Extraordinary.
Pages 1-30 describe his attendance previous to, and at, the birth of George, Prince of Wales (afterwards George IV.). The first page is headed: "3 May 1762", and begins: "I had the honour of making my first visit". Page 31 is headed: "The Queen's 2d Lying-in & Birth of Prince Frederic. 16 Aug. 1763". Page 41 is headed: "The Queens 2d (sic) Lying-in and Birth of Prince William. 21 Aug. 1765." The manuscript is incomplete, ending: "The Prince well - The Nurse still kept her own child". 12mo.
Physical Description: Bound volume. 44 pp. Crimson morocco binding with gold tooling incorporating crest of hunting horn. Repaired with new morocco back, April 1953.
Access: Temporarily unavailable for consultation: at exhibition until July 2019.
Language: English
Material Type: Journal
Notes: Listed as Q.7.135 in Haenel's catalogue.
This document has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'The Hunterian Collection', Kenwood, London, 1952; 'Scottish Thought and Letters in the Eighteenth Century', Glasgow University Library, 1976.
Bibliography: Published in Glasgow medical journal, vol. 70 (1908) [copy at Hunterian Add f86]. See also: C.H. Brock, Calendar of the correspondence of Dr William Hunter, 1740-1783 (Cambridge, 1986), nos 82, 87; A. McLaren Young, The Hunterian Collection: an Eighteenth Century Gentleman's Cabinet, lent by courtesy of the University of Glasgow (London, 1952), no. 45c; 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. 447.
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.
exhibition: Scottish Thought and Letters in the Eighteenth Century
Exhibition, Glasgow University Library, 24 March-31 May 1976.
subject: Charlotte Sophia Queen Consort of George III 1744-1818
subject: Frederick Augustus Duke of York and Albany 1763-1827
Son of George III and Queen Charlotte.
subject: George IV King of Great Britain 1762-1830
Prince Regent, 1811-1820.
subject: William Prince 1765-
Son of George III and Queen Charlotte.
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