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Scarburgh, Sir Charles (1616-1694) (and others)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.4382 and 8079
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Scarburgh, Sir Charles (1616-1694) (and others)
Date(s): 1685-1924
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Scarburgh | Sir | Charles | 1615-1694 | Knight | physician and natural philosopher
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1615; educated at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (BA, 1637, MA, 1640) and Merton College, Oxford (MD, 1646); Physician to Charles II, 1660-1683; Physician to James II and William and Mary; Member of Parliament for Camelford in Cornwall, 1685-1687; died, 1694.


Scope and content/abstract:

Contemporary copy of Sir Charles Scarburgh's account of the last illness of Charles II, and of the postmortem examination; also twentieth century translation, 1685-1924.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Latin and English

System of arrangement:

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:

Original purchased at Sotheby's 27/5/1924, Lot 341; transcript probably produced in-house and transferred from Wellcome Historical Medical Museum offices, January 1926.

Allied Materials

Related material:

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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