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Royen, Adriaan van (1704-1779)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.4307-4311
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Royen, Adriaan van (1704-1779)
Date(s): mid-18th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 5 volumes
Name of creator(s): Royen | Adriaan | van | 1704-1779 | physician and botanist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Adriaan van Royen was a Dutch physician and botanist, MD at Leyden in 1728, and Professor of Medicine and Botany, from 1732 to 1754. He was the successor of Boerhaave as Director of the Botanical Garden.


Scope and content/abstract:

Dictata in Materiam Medicam. These MSS. are probably scribal copies of lectures written for the use of students. Produced in Leyden, mid-18th century.

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:

Armorial book-plate inside the upper cover of each volume, of George Paterson [1734-1817] of Castle Huntley, who had studied medicine at Edinburgh University, and is recorded as having been a student at Leyden in 1763: he does not appear however to have graduated.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased 1941.

Allied Materials

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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:
Feb 2009

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