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Meryon, Charles Lewis (1783-1877)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.5687-5689
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Meryon, Charles Lewis (1783-1877)
Date(s): 1810-1817
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 volumes
Name of creator(s): Meryon | Charles Lewis | 1783-1877 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Charles Lewis Meryon (1783-1877) was physician to Lady Hester Stanhope.


Scope and content/abstract:

Correspondence and papers of Charles Lewis Meryo, 1810-1817, mainly letters sent by Meryon to his family and friends while travelling in the Middle East in the service of Lady Hester Stanhope. A number of letters contain slits, having been pierced in quarantine and fumigated against plague (see the note by Meryon, MS. 5688, f. 136v.).

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: 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:

These papers were bound for Meryon in three volumes, and used for his Travels of Lady Hester Stanhope, 3 volumes (London, 1846). He re-examined them in 1861, deleting some passages and copying others into his six-volume (presumably interleaved) copy of the Travels. The papers themselves were crudely disbound at that time or subsequently. They came into the possession of Frank Hamel, and many were quoted in his Lady Hester Lucy Stanhope (London, 1913).

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased at Stevens' 7 Sept. 1928, lot 241.

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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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