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Western Manuscripts

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0113 MS-MANUS
Held at: Royal College of Physicians
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Full title: Western Manuscripts
Date(s): c 1250-19th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: c 90 items
Name of creator(s): Various


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Scope and content/abstract:

Western Manuscripts, c 1250-19th century, including receipt books (domestic medical remedies and culinary recipes), illuminated psalters and prayer books, case notes and prescription books. highlights include: the Wilton Psalter, c 1250; a 15th century copy of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales; medical receipt and prescription books from the 17th century.

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Finding aids:

A list of the Western manuscripts is available on-line on the Royal College of Physicians website

Archival Information

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Accumulated throughout the history of the College.

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Description Notes

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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:
Aug 2008

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