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Harriott Cuff White Autograph Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.5508-5509
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Harriott Cuff White Autograph Collection
Date(s): 19th century
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Not given
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Not given


Scope and content/abstract:

Album containing autograph letters of clergymen and doctors, illustrated with prints and photographs. Many of the letters are addressed to Thomas Joseph Pettigrew (1791-1865), surgeon and antiquary, and to H C White. The album was compiled by Harriott Cuff White (née Maxwell), wife of John Charles White (d. 1864), merchant, of London, between 1856 and her death in 1877. A few items were added later by members of her family.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Wellcome catalogue online. Described in: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Christie's 31 March 1909, lot 32.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Barbara Ball from the Wellcome Library online catalogue.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), 2nd edition, 1999 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

Date(s) of descriptions:
January 2009

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