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Articles on tea and sugar

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 883
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Articles on tea and sugar
Date(s): 18th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 21 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

No information available at present.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copies of articles written in the 18th century:
1. 'The Natural History of Tea', beginning: 'Tea, which throws some people into vapours, affects their complexion...'. The article cites as authorities 'Dr. Waldsmith' [Johannes Waldschmid?], and 'Dr. Hermenane', and refers to directions for making tea 'on pp.123, 124, and 161 on the first volume of this magazine'.
2. 'Historical and Medical Observations on Sugar', beginning: 'Sugar was originally the product of the East Indies'.

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Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Bound with Simon Pauli, A treatise on tobacco, tea, coffee, and chocolate (1746; GL Cat.8257.1), translated into English by Dr. James, and A treatise on the inherent qualities of the tea-herb (1750; GL Cat.8579.1). The volume was formerly in the library of the London Institution.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2002

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