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Bacon Frank: Manuscript Collection, and associated material

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.550, 3083-3086 and 6079-6080
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Bacon Frank: Manuscript Collection, and associated material
Date(s): mid 15th century - mid 18th century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: volumes and 2 files
Name of creator(s): Johnston | Nathaniel | 1627-1705
Bacon family
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Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

These papers comprise the manuscript collection of F[rederick] Bacon Frank (1827-1911). They include a medieval medical miscellany (MS.550), material by or relating to the 17th century Yorkshire physician Nathaniel Johnston (MSS.3083-3086 and 6080), and some Bacon family administrative documents (MS.6079). One item relating to Nathaniel Johnston that did not form part of the Bacon Frank collection has been catalogued with it for convenience (MS.3086).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content

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) and Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, 1999).

Archival Information

Archival history:

With the exception of MS.3086, these MSS. formed part of the F[rederick] Bacon Frank [1827-1911] MSS., described in the Appendix to the Sixth Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, 1877, by A[lfred] J[ohn] Horwood [1821-1881], c 1745, pp. 448-465.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased at Sotheby's 11/8/1942, Lot 18 (part) apart from MS.3086 which was purchased 1930 at the Hornby Castle Library Sale.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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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