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Carr Family

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.5203-5207
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Carr Family
Date(s): 1739-1861
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 5 volumes
Name of creator(s): Carr | William | b 1715
Carr | William | 1745-1821 | apothecary
Carr | William | 1785-1861 | general practitioner
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Carr Family were Surgeon Apothecaries, of Gomersal, Birstall, Yorks.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notebooks kept by three generations of the Carr family, William Carr (b 1715), of Settle, Yorks.; William Carr (1745-1821), apothecary to the Leeds Infirmary, 1774-1781, surgeon apothecary at Elland, Yorks., 1784, and later at Gomersal; and William Carr (1785-1861), general practitioner, of Gomersal.

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: Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, 1999).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Sotheby's 9-11 May 1983, lot 396. MS. 5207 was sold separately at Sotheby's 1-2 March 1983, lot 128, and purchased from B A and C W M Pratt in 1984.

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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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