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Desgenettes, Rene Nicolas Dufriche (1762-1837), Baron Desgenettes

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.7034-7035
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Desgenettes, Rene Nicolas Dufriche (1762-1837), Baron Desgenettes
Date(s): 1793-1813
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): Desgenettes | Rene Nicolas Dufriche | 1762-1837 | Baron Desgenettes | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters and papers of René Desgenettes, 1793-1813, mainly official orders relating to medical services in the French army in Egypt, of which he was physician in chief. With a few letters from Desgenettes to his wife. The letters and papers concerning the Egyptian campaign complement Desgenettes' own published account, Histoire médicale de l'Armée d'Orient (Paris, 1802), which was largely compiled from copies of his out-letters.

Access & Use

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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, by Christopher Hilton and Richard Aspin, to the Library's published finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Most of the letters and papers were purchased in France in 1931-1932, from R. Bonnet of Viroflay and from Charavay and Degrange of Paris. The provenance of the remainder is unknown.

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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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