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Clift, William: Scrappiana or Extracts Various

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0237
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Clift, William: Scrappiana or Extracts Various
Date(s): 1802-1817
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Clift | William | 1775-1849 | museum curator and scientific illustrator


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Clift was born in Cornwall in 1775, and was educated locally. He became an apprentice anatomical assistant to the celebrated surgeon John Hunter (1728-1793) in 1792. He was appointed conservator of the Hunterian Museum after Hunter's death. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1823, and was a member of the Society for Animal Chemistry. He died in 1849.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of William Clift, 1802-1817, comprising a volume titled Scrappiana or Extracts various, containing notes, poetry, thoughts and maxims, and extracts from publications including Erasmus Darwin's Zoonomia.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by Mrs Francis Hirtzell, Sir Richard Owen's great granddaughter, via Jacob William Gruber.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 2008

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