Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 69-71
Date of Creation: Between 1760 and 1779
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Unknown Artist, Red Chalk Drawings of Calculi.
Dr. William Hunter, Notes on Drawings of Calculi.
Three portfolios; in the first volume there are 41, in the second 48, and in the third 20 drawings, of which the 16th in the first volume is in other coloured chalks and signed: Thos. Donaldson delint.; the 40th-44th in the second are in China ink, some being signed: Fredk. Birnie and F.B. and dated 1777 and 1778; while the 20th in th third volume is also in China ink and signed: Fredk. Birnie May 21st 1778.
The initials and date in red chalk on the 7th, 8th and 10th of the third volume, I.V.R.F. 1764, may be those of the artist who designed all the others.
Inserted loose at several of the drawings are notes by Dr. Wm. Hunter, who has also supplied tables of contents mounted, like the drawings, at the beginning of Vols. I. and II., the former being as follows: Drawings of Calculi | in this Volume. | I. Salivary, and intestinal. | 2. Biliary. | 3. Intestinal of Horses. | 4. Urinary from 2 hogs and [&] 1 Dog. | 5. Kidney and Ureter Stones. The latter: Drawings of Calculi | in this Volume. | 1. Single Stones from the Bladder | viz. with Simple Structure. | 2. Mulberry Stones from Do. | viz. Compound Structure. | 3. Double or plural Stone from Do.
Under this is written in pencil: Urinary. 2 hogs and one dog's stone (J.H.T. 1897). This last note is by Dr. J.H. Teacher. See his Catalogue of the Anatomical and Pathological Preparations... Glasgow, 1900.
The three volumes were bound for Dr. Wm. Hunter in crimson (faded) grained Russia, gilt tooled edges, sides and back, and contain his crest (a Hunter's Horn) four times on each board in an elaborate border of thistles.
[Formerly Q.2.1-3; Q.2.22]
Physical Description: 3 bound volumes.
Three portfolios of blue-grey paper, 11 5/8 x 9, containing on quarter sheets of gild-edged Dutch paper, each about 8 x 6 3/8, drawings of Calculi, executed with rare artistic skill, these sheets being mounted by having their corners passed through diagonal slits, and protected by loose quarter sheets of 'SUPERFINE' letter-paper, each about 9 x 6 3/4, which in many cases were originally attached on their inside margins by means of wafers
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Document
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. 450.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: William Hunter 1718-1783
Physician Extraordinary to Queen Charlotte, 1764-1783.
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