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Veterinary Miscellany

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.7159-7162
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Veterinary Miscellany
Date(s): 19th Century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 volumes
Name of creator(s): Various
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Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

A small collection of English veterinary manuscripts including volume of notes on care of the horse, its anatomy, breeds, training, ailments and diseases, with a number of veterinary recipes. The notes, in a variety of hands, seem to be taken largely from lectures, some apparently given by one Mitchell Dean in April 1833. The volume includes a pen sketch illustrating diseases of the horse's legs. Notebook of veterinary and general household prescriptions and recipesentitled 'Genuine and warranted good prescriptions for horses by "Old Joe" G. Peacock and W. Dixon, vetenaires and co, 1852.' Pocket account book recording the purchase of drugs from Messrs Spencer Dakers and Co., of Low Friar Street, Newcastle, apparently by a veterinarian and notebook containing veterinary prescriptions and recipes, some for named individuals.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

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:

Described in typescript supplements to the Library's published manuscript catalogues.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from Norman Comben, 1996.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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