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Ayres, Philip Burnard (1813-1863)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0119
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Ayres, Philip Burnard (1813-1863)
Date(s): c 1860
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume and 1 volume of illustration plates
Name of creator(s): Ayres | Philip Burnard | 1813-1863 | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

No biographical information was available at the time of compilation.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Philip Burnard Ayres, c 1860, comprising a manuscript volume of extracts and translations from various authors (Macellus Malpighi; A Van Leuwenhoek; J Douglas; Lieutenant J P Assolaut; Delasone; Gulliver; Meyer; Vesalius; Laurentius; Sharpey; John Hughes; Cuvier; and Johannes Muller) and publications concerning the structure and functions of the spleen. The date range of the authors is 1535-1857; and a volume titled Ea qua seimus sunt pars minima eorum qua ignoramus, Linnaeuscontaining a collection of 50 plates illustrating the spleen of humans, and various animals and reptiles.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (1928) by Victor G Plarr.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The provenance of this material is not known.

Allied Materials

Related material:

List of specimens by Ayres, presented to the Hunterian Museum, with Museum collections. See 275.h.3 (3).

Botany papers - held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
Sep 2008

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