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Lillie, John (1806-1866)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.3286-3287
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Lillie, John (1806-1866)
Date(s): 1842-1855
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 files
Name of creator(s): Lillie | John | 1806-1866 | lecturer on science


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Lillie D.D. was the grandfather of the biologist Denis Gascoigne Lillie (b 1888).


Scope and content/abstract:

The collection comprises lectures on scientific subjects delivered by Lillie at the Mechanics' Institutes of Launceston and Hobart, Tasmania.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

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).

Collection level description available on-line on the Wellcome Library website

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased at Hodgsons', London, April 1931 (accession number 74196) and at Stevens' London, February 1935 (accession number 68563).

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Wellcome Library holds papers of Lillie's grandson, the biologist Denis Gascoigne Lillie (b.1888), held as MSS.3259-3285 and 5252-5254. Among these, MS.5254, comprising correspondence and very miscellaneous papers, includes material on earlier generations of the Lillie family, among them letters to John Lillie D.D.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Lillie's Lectures on Science were published at Hobart in 1839.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by S.A.J. Moorat and subsequent typescript supplementary finding aids by Richard Aspin, Christopher Hilton, Keith Moore and Richard Palmer.

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:
December 2000.

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