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Venel, Gabriel François (1723-1775)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.4914-4917
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Venel, Gabriel François (1723-1775)
Date(s): 1761-1796
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 volumes
Name of creator(s): Venel | Gabriel François | 1723-1775 | Professor of Materia Medica and Chemistry
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Gabriel François Venel was an eminent physician and chemist. He obtained his MD at Montpellier in 1742, took up the study of chemistry, and in 1757 was appointed professor of materia medica and chemistry at his old university, a post which he held until his death in 1775.


Scope and content/abstract:

Student notes taken from Gabriel François Venel's lectures including on materia medica and chemistry, 1761-1796.

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:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from various sources in 1909, 1931, 1933 and 1935.

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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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