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Guide to the Henry Charlton Bastian papers, 1841-1932 and undated, bulk 1870-1920

Abstract

Prominent British scientist active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, known for his work on spontaneous generation (abiogenesis) and neurological science.

Collection dates from 1841-1932 and documents Bastian's rise as a neuroscientist, biologist, writer, and researcher, and encompasses typed and manuscript correspondence, research notes, offprints, handwritten drafts, early scientific photographs, pencil and ink drawings, and professional reviews and accolades. The largest series contains correspondence dating from 1856 to 1932, from prominent scientists, neurologists, scholars, publishers, assistants, and friends, including Louis Pasteur, Caleb Saleeby, Thomas Huxley, Sir John Bretland Farmer, Aristide Pratelle, William Paton Ker; there are also letters written by Bastian, including exchanges with the Académie des Sciences in France. The materials chiefly concern Bastian's early 20th century work on abiogenesis, but also on aphasia and paralysis. The collection also contains numerous pieces of correspondence addressed to Bastian's daughter, Sybil Bastian, who was also a scientist, and his wife Julia. Other materials include obituaries, condolence letters, Christmas cards, and newspaper clippings. Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Bastian, H. Charlton.
Title
Henry Charlton Bastian papers 1841-1932 and undated bulk 1870-1920
Language of Material
English
Extent
2.0 Linear Feet, Approx. 1200 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Henry Charlton Bastian collection dates from 1841 to 1932, with the bulk of the materials falling between 1870 and 1920. The papers document Bastian's rise as a neurologist, writer, and researcher, and encompass typed and manuscript correspondence, research notes, offprints, articles, handwritten drafts, early scientific photographs, pencil and ink drawings, and professional reviews and accolades.

The bulk of the collection is made up of correspondence dating from 1856-1932, chiefly from prominent scientists, neurologists, scholars, publishers, assistants, and friends--including Louis Pasteur, Caleb Saleeby, Thomas Huxley and his wife Annie, Sir John Bretland Farmer, Aristide Pratelle, and William Paton Ker, among many others. There is a group of testimonial letters from fellow scientists. There are a number of outgoing pieces as well written by Bastian which include exchanges with the Académie des sciences of France. The correspondence as well as the research notes and writings chiefly concern Bastian's work on abiogenesis, but also his neurological research on aphasia and paralysis. The collection also contains numerous pieces of correspondence addressed to Bastian's daughter, Sybil Bastian, who was also a scientist, and Bastian's wife Julia; there are in particular many condolence letters received following Bastian's death in 1915. The professional papers include Bastian's research drawings and early photomicrographs, reviews of his work, reprints, and diplomas. Other materials are more personal, and include obituaries, Christmas cards, and a newspaper clipping reporting the details of London's 1919 victory march.

Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, arranged chronologically, between Bastian and various notable scientists, scholars and doctors, such as Sir John Bretland Farmer, Thomas Huxley and his wife Annie, Louis Pasteur, William Paton Ker, Caleb Saleeby, Hector Grasset, William Pennington Cocks, and assistants Albert and Alexandre Mary. There is also a group of exchanges between Bastian and the Académie des Sciences of France. The majority of the correspondence is written to Bastian, but there are some drafts penned by Bastian. The correspondence frequently concerns Bastian's controversial work on abiogenesis. Also includes exchanges between Bastian and publishing companies, concerning translations of his numerous works; a series of letters appears from well-known publisher Félix Alcan from Metz. Bastian's wife, Julia, and daughter, Sybil also figure as recipients and writers of correspondence, with many condolence letters received after Bastian's death. Undated letters are placed at the end of the series and arranged alphabetically. Of interest among these is a manuscript document written after Bastian's death by his assistants, Albert and Alexandre verifying Bastian's experiments on the origin of life.

Cocks, William Pennington: Autograph holiday greetings letter with self-portrait in ink. 1 page, 1856 Dec. 24
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Cocks, William Pennington: Autograph holiday greetings letter with ink sketch of 2 skeletons holding a punch bowl. 1 page, 1862 Dec. 24
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Cocks, William Pennington: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1864 Dec. 4
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Cocks, William Pennington: Autograph holiday greetings letter with ink sketch. 1 page, 1866 Dec. 24
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Sieveking, E. H.: Autograph letter signed (testimonial letter on Bastian's behalf). 2 pp., 1867 Nov. 6
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Sibson, Francis: Autograph letter signed (testimonial on Bastian's behalf). 4 pp., 1867 Nov. 6
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Jones, C. Handfield: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 3 pp., 1867 Nov. 21
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Rawlings, A. S.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, appointing him as assistant physician to National Hospital for the Paralysed and Insane. 2 pp., 1868 Jan. 18
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Lawton(?), Henry: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1869 Nov. 14
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N[--], R. Autograph letter signed to Bastian congratulating him on his marriage. 1 page, 1869
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Beale, Lionel S.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, mentioning "Tyndall's outrageous letter." 3 pp., 1870 Apr. 13
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Bennett, Alfred W.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning bacteriology. 2 pp., 1870 Oct. 21
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Frankland, Edward: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 4 pp., 1870 Nov. 6
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Rolleston, George: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1870
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Sisson, R. S.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, mentioning spontaneous generation. 3 pp., 1872 Nov. 22
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Roberts, William: Autograph letter signed to Bastian describing bacteriological experiments. 8 pp., 1873 Mar. 14
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Cocks, William Pennington: Autograph letter signed to Bastian discussing science. 3 pp., 1873 May 3
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Mivart, St. George: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, mentioning Huxley's "arrogant preface" to Huxley's Critiques and Essays. 4 pp., 1873 May 9
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Agnew, J. W.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, enclosing a cutting of William Valentine's letter to the editor of the Argus on spontaneous generation. 3+ pp., 1875 Mar. 19
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Mackintosh, Angus: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, mentioning Pasteur and Tyndall. 3 pp., 1876 Aug. 21
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Pasteur: Typed transcript of Pasteur's letter to the Lancet published on Mar. 3, 1877, disputing a claim by Bastian concerning abiogenesis, 1877 Mar. 3
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Tarnover(?), E. L. Letter signed to Bastian discussing publication of some of his works. 6 pp., 1877 Apr. 17
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Bastian: Group of correspondence etc. between Bastian and the Académie des Sciences. 12 pieces. Includes references to Pasteur. 1877 Feb.-July
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Lombard, J. S.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, mentioning the controversy between Bastian and Tyndall. 3 pp., 1878 Feb. 15
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Lombard, J. S. Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 4 pp., 1879 Jan. 10
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Macmillan, Frederick: Autograph letter signed to Bastian regarding costs for Beginnings of Life and Paralysis. 3 pp., 1879 Mar. 6
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Bastian (?): Portion of autograph letter to Mr. Macmillan, mentioning Bastian's Beginnings of Life. 2 pp., 1879 Mar. 14
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Kegan, Paul; F. Alcan, Bastian: Correspondence regarding sales of the French edition of Bastian's The Brain as an Organ of Mind. 9 pieces, 1887-1893
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Bastian; Kegan, Paul: Correspondence regarding setting the price for a reprint of Bastian's The Brain as an Organ of Mind. 6 pieces., 1880-1883
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Bastian; Kegan, Paul: Correspondence regarding royalties for Bastian's The Brain as an Organ of Mind. 3 pieces. Includes an autograph document by Bastian, 1880 Feb. 13
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Walshe, W. H.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 3+ pp., 1880 June 1
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Lombard, J. S.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian mentioning Brown-Sequard. 4 pp., 1880 June 5
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Marshall, John: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1880 June 7
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C. Kegan Paul & Co.: Typed letter signed concerning French royalties for The Brain as an Organ of Mind. Annotated by Bastian. 2 pp., 1880 July 19
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Henderson, George C.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, with cover. 2 pp., 1880 Dec. 2
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Germer Baillière: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, with Bastian's pencil note. 1 page, 1882
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Reale Accademia di Medicina di Torino: Manuscript document in Italian addressed to Bastian. 1 page, 1883 Feb. 12
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Huxley, Thomas: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2+ pp., 1883 July 8
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Orange, Dr. W.: 2 autograph letters signed to Bastian. Dr. Orange was associated with the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. 7 pp., 1884 Feb. 10
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Cuffe, H.: Letter signed concerned Bastian's serving as an expert witness in murder cases. 2 pp., 1884 Feb. 18
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Huguenet, P. (for F. Alcan): Autograph letter signed to Bastian regarding publishing matters. 2 pp., 1884 Feb. 22
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Collins, William Job: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1+ page, 1884 July 30
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Smith, Eustace: Autograph letter signed to Bastian thanking him for copy of Aphasia. 3 pp., 1886 Jan. 28
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Carr, J. Walker: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2+ pp., 1886 Feb. 17
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Austin, Ben. W.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian from the secretary of the Northwestern Literary and Historical Society of Sioux City, IA. 1 page, 1886 Mar. 29
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Cuffe, H. Autograph letter signed to Bastian, with cover. 2 pp., 1886 June 24
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Richet, Charles: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1 sheet., 1886 July 2
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Somes(?), W.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian thanking him for copy of Paralyses. 1 page, 1886
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Walshe, W. H: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1886 Aug. 1
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Barlow, Thomas: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1886 Aug. 3
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Poore. G. W.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1886 Aug. 3
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Roberts, J[--]: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1886 Aug. 4
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Swain, R. Autograph letter signed to Bastian thanking him for copy of Paralyses. 2 pp., 1886 Aug. 4
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Pye-Smith, P. H.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1886 Sept. 24
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[---]: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2+ pp., 1886 Nov. 11
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Bastian; Macmillan: Correspondence concerning Paralysis from Brain Disease and The Beginnings of Life. 8 pieces plus envelope, 1893-1894
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Pasmore, Edwin: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1+ page, 1890 Jan. 7
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Clark, Andrew; Richard Quain, Edward Sieveking: Testimonial letters in favor of Bastian. Cover sheet plus 3 autograph letters signed, 1890
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Steward, Thomas Grainger: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1893 Jan. 30
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Nixon, C. J.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1893 Jan. 25
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Philipson, George Hare: Autograph letter signed to Bastian thanking him for copy of Hysterical & Functional Paralysis. 3 pp., 1893 Jan. 28
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Gulland, George Lovell: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, with cover. 3 pp., 1893 Feb. 8
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Lewis, H. K.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning a second edition of Hysterical Paralysis. 2 pp., 1893 Feb. 8
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Lewis, H. K.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian giving costs for second edition of Hysterical Paralysis. 1 page, 1893 Feb. 15
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Dougall, John: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 4 pp., 1893
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Hosford, John Stroud: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 4 pp., 1895 Sept. 16,
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Hosford, John Stroud: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, discussing abiogenesis. 4 pp., 1895 Sept. 22
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Hosford, John Stroud: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, mentioning abiogenesis. 2 pp., 1895 Sept. 25
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Bolton, J. S.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, with cover. 2 pp., 1895 Oct. 4
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De Buck, D. D.: Autograph postcard signed to Bastian, 1898 Jan. 13
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Leicester, J. C. Holdich: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, with cover. 2 pp., 1898 Feb. 15
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D. Appleton & Co.: Autograph letter to Bastian. 2 pp., 1898 Feb. 24
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Russell, J. S. R.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, thanking him for a copy of Aphasia. 2 pp., 1898 May 2
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Wyllie, John: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, with cover, thanking him for a copy of Aphasia. 1 page, 1898 May 4
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Poore, G. V.: Autograph note signed to Bastian. 12 pp., 1898 May 5
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[---], Ch.: Autograph letter in French concerning Bastian's book on aphasia. 1 p., 1898 May 10
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Gulland, G. Lovell: Autograph letter signed thanking him for copy of Aphasia. 2 pp., 1898 May 15
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Reale Accademia di Medicina di Torino: Printed announcement of the death of Prof. Carlo Giacomini, addressed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1898 July 5
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Horsburgh, J. M.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian appointing him consulting physician to the University College Hospital. 1 page, 1898 Aug. 3
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Jackson, J. Hughlings: Autograph letter signed to Sybil Bastian thanking her for 2 photographs. 1 page, 1898 Sept. 17
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Societá Medico-Chirurgica di Bologna: Manuscript notice appointing Bastian a foreign corresponding member. 1 page, 1900 Mar. 8
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Broadbent, William: Autograph letter signed to Bastian thanking him for "your book on the Brain." 2+ pp., 1900 June 5
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Unione Tip.-Editrice Torinese: Autograph letter signed from L. Moriondo(?). 2 pp., 1901 Nov. 21
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John Bale Sons & Danielsson: Invoice for preparing "tone blocks," with cover. 1 page, 1901 Dec. 6
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John Bale Sons & Danielsson: Typed letter concerning cost of illustrations. 1 page, 1901 Dec. 24
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Bastian: Autograph draft of letter to John Bale Sons & Danielsson regarding cost of blocks for Heterogenesis, 1901
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Wright, Jonathan: Autograph postcard signed to Bastian, 1901
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John Bale Sons & Danielsson: Typed letter concerning cost of illustrations, 1902 Jan. 6
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R. Accademia dei Lincei: Typed letter signed to Bastian, in Italian. 1+ page plus cover and separate sheet with partial English translation of the letter, 1902 Apr. 4
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Bastian: Autograph letter signed (draft) to Michael Foster. 2 pp., 1902 Apr. 7
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Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin: Correspondence with Bastian concerning Bastian's paper on the eggs of Hydatina senta. 2 pieces. 3 pp., 1902 Apr. 15
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Foster, Michael: Typed letter signed to Bastian concerning Bastian's Note on the transformation...of the entire contents of the egg of Hydatina senta into a large ciliate belonging to the genus Otostoma. 1 page, 1902 Apr. 17
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Fry, Edward: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1902 July 5
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Pavy, F. W.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1+ page, 1902 July 8
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Hudson, C. J.: 2 autograph letters signed to Bastian discussing Bastian's abiogenesis work. 7 pp., 1902 July 10
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Basel(?), Alfred: autograph letter to Toynbee(?) 2 pp., 1902 Nov. 15
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Larmor, Joseph: Autograph letter signed to Bastian rejecting Bastian's On the relations between certain diatoms and the fission products of a parasitic alga with Bastian's reply. 2+ pp., 1903 Jan. 26
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Worden(?), J. W.: Autograph letter to Miss Masson(?) 2 pp., 1903 Feb. 9
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Larmor, Joseph: Autograph letter signed to Bastian regarding Bastian's On the relations between certain diatoms and the fission products of a parasitic alga, with cover. 2 pp., 1903 Feb. 10
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Farmer, John Bretland: Autograph letter signed to Bastian regarding Bastian's On the relations between certain diatoms and the fission products of a parasitic alga. 2+ pp., 1903 Apr. 2
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Avebury, Lord (John Lubbock): Autograph postcard signed to Bastian thanking him for sending a copy of Studies in Heterogenesis, 1903 July 5
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[---], Mary: Autographed letter to Miss Eustace Smith inviting her to tea. 1 pp., 1903 July 6
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Fry, Edward: Autograph postcard signed to Bastian, 1903 July 20
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Avebury, Lord (John Lubbock): Autograph postcard signed to Bastian thanking him for sending a copy of Studies in Heterogenesis, 1903 July 28
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John Bale Sons & Danielsson: Invoices for printing costs of Bastian's Heterogenesis.3 ff., 1903 Sept. 30 and Nov. 24
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Mitchell, T. W.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, with cover, discussing aphasia. 3+ pp., 1904 Apr. 11
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Macfie, Ronald Campbell: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning heterogenesis. 1 page, 1904 Apr. 26
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Gore, George: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning bacterial heterogenesis. 1 page, 1904 May 5
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Greenstreet, W. J.: Typed letter signed to Bastian, with autograph additions, concerning Studies in Heterogenesis. 3 pp., 1904 May 5
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Greenstreet, W. J.: Autograph postcard to Bastian, 1904 May 7
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Ruata, Chas.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian re Heterogenetic Origin of Bacteria. 2+ pp., 1904 May 8
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Living, Edward: Letter signed to Bastian appointing Bastian Senior Censor for the Royal College of Physicians. 1 page, 1904 July 13
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Holmes, Gordon: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, 1904 July 21
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Lockyer, J. Norman: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, mentioning Lockyer's Inorganic Evolution. 1 page plus integral blank, 1904 Nov. 2
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Saleeby, Caleb Williams: Autograph note signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1904 Dec. 1
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Oliver, James: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning Bastian's Studies in Heterogenesis. 2 pp., 1904 Dec. 15
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Duncan, R. K.: Correspondence with Bastian regarding a proposed book by Bastian dealing with the whole problem of the origin and nature of life. 3 pieces (9 pp. total), 1905 Jan. 12
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Stewart, C.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1905 Mar. 13
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T. Fisher Unwin: Typed letter signed accepting a work by Bastian for publication. 2+ pp., 1905 June 26
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T. Fisher Unwin: Typed letter signed negotiating terms of publication. 2+ pp., 1905 June 28
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Williams & Norgate: Statement of account for sales of Heterogenesis. 4+ pp., 1905 June 30
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Williams & Norgate: Typed letter signed concerning sales of Heterogenesis. 1 page, 1905 Nov. 4
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Lunquist(?), Alfred: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2+ pp., 1905 Nov. 8
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Fox, Howard: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1905 Nov. 23
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Duncan, D.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2+ pp., 1905 Nov. 24
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Saleeby, Caleb Williams: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1905 Dec. 6
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Methuen & Co: Correspondence concerning a contract for proposed book by Bastian. 4 pieces, 1905 Dec. 12
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Ker, William Paton: Group of 4 autograph letters signed to Mrs. Bastian.

Ker was Professor of English at University College, London and later professor of poetry at Oxford.

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Ker, William Paton: Group of 13 autograph letters signed to Sybil Bastian, 1905-1919
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Ker, William Paton: Group of 11 autograph letters signed to Sybil Bastian, 1906-1920
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Pavy, F. W.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1906 Jan. 29
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Overington, Stephen.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis. 3 pp., 1906 Feb. 12
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Fisher, W. E. Garrett: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1906 Feb. 23
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Broadbent, W. F.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 3 pp., 1906 Mar. 4
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Broadbent, W. F.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 3 pp., 1906 Mar. 7
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Broadbent, W. F.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 3 pp., 1906 Mar. 13
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Harris, Wilfrid: Autograph note signed. 1 page, 1906 Mar. 16
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Gore, G.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian on origin of life question. 2 pp., 1906 Mar. 26
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Burke, J. Butler: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 3 pp., 1906 Apr. 9
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Harris, Wilfrid: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1906 Dec. 2
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Methuen & Co.: Typed letter signed to Bastian, with Bastian's note at the foot. 1 page, 1906 Dec. 19
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Methuen & Co: Typed letter signed to Bastian. 1 sheet, 1907 Feb. 9
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Bell, W. Blau: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning The Evolution of Life. 2 pp., 1907 Feb. 14
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Marie, Pierre: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 3 pp., 1907 Feb. 12
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Alcan, Félix: 2 typed letters signed to Bastian concerning the French translation of The Evolution of Life. 4 pp. total, plus 1 cover, 1907 Feb. 19
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Methuen & Co.: Typed letter signed to Bastian, with Bastian's note at the foot dated 2/9/07. 1 page, 1907 Feb. 19
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Mattino(?), V.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1907 Feb. 21
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Methuen & Co.: Typed letter signed to Bastian concerning illustrations. 1 page, 1907 Feb. 23
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Alcan, Félix: Typed letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1907 Mar. 25
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Alcan, Félix: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1907 Apr. 3
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Alcan, Félix: Typed letter signed to Bastian negotiating terms. 2 pp., 1907 Apr. 10
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Alcan, Félix: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, plus typed contract signed by Bastian and Alcan, re publication of a French edition of The Evolution of Life. 3 pp., 1907 Apr. 17
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Jarvis, Stephen Eyre: Autograph letter signed to Bastian discussing abiogenesis. 2 pp., 1907 Apr. 21
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Loewenthal, Max: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning The Evolution of Life. 4 pp., 1907 Apr. 25
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[---]: Autograph letter signed to Max. 1 page, 1907 Apr. 30
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Casalegno, B.; Hans Rinck: 2 autograph letters signed to Bastian concerning an Italian translation of The Evolution of Life plus blank postcard. 2 pp., 1907 Apr. 6
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Gradenwitz, Alfred. Tarrida del: Typed letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1907 May 30
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Gradenwitz, Alfred: Typed letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1907 July 1
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Seaton, Edward: Autograph letter signed to Bastian discussing abiogenesis. 4 pp., 1907 July 18
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Walker, Jane: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, with autograph letter signed to Bastian enclosing Walker's letter. 3 pp., 1907 July 25
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Seaton(?), Edward: Autograph letter to Bastian. 1 page, 1907 July 31
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Methuen & Co.: letter acknowledging Bastian's new address. 1 page, 1907 Aug. 6
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Strachan-Davidson, James L.: Autographed letter to Sybil Bastian, 1 page, 1907 Aug. 19
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Duncan, Robert Kennedy: Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Bastian. 2 pp., 1907 Aug. 28
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Maxwell, W. H.: 2 autograph notes signed to Bastian concerning Bastian's work. 4 pp., 1907 Sept. 4
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Methuen & Co.: Statement of account for The Evolution of Life. 1 sheet, 1907 Nov.
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Hewlett, R. T.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1907 Dec. 3
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Reid, F. J.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1907 Dec. 15
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Dunbar, Dr.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian discussing bacteriology. 3 pp., 1908 Jan. 12th
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Reid, F. J.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis experiments. 4 pp., 1908 Apr. 10
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Methuen & Co.: Statement of account for The Evolution of Life. 1 page, 1908 May
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Dunbar, Dr.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian discussing bacteriology. 2+ pp., 1908 Aug. 2
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Dunbar, Dr.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian discussing bacteriology. 1 page, 1908 Oct. 8
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Boyce, Robert: Letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1908 Nov. 25
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Methuen & Co.: Statement of account for The Evolution of Life. 1 page, 1908 Nov.
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T. Fisher Unwin: Typed letter signed to Bastian concerning The Nature and Origin of Living Matter, with Bastian's handwritten notes. 1 page, 1908 Dec. 29
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Tozer, Eustace: Correspondence with Bastian concerning abiogenesis. 6 pieces, 1909 Jan. 5
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Warren, T. Herbert: Typed letter signed to Bastian concerning Herbert Spencer lectureship at Magdalen College. 1 page, 1909 Mar. 27
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Watts, Charles A.: Typed letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1909 Apr. 26
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Methuen & Co.: Accounting document concerning The Evolution of Life. 1 page, 1909 May
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Barlow, Thomas: Autograph postcard signed to Miss Bastian, 1910 Apr. 27
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Pratelle, Aristide: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, plus cutting of Pratelle's review of The Nature and Origin of Living Matter. 6 pp., 1910 July 13
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: 2 letters signed to Bastian (July 14 and Aug. 4). 2pp., 1910 July 14
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: Letter signed to Bastian, Outline of a report after a demonstration. 6 pp., 1910 July 16

Albert and Alexandre Mary, proprietors of Laboratoire Mary at the Institut de Biophysique, performed scientific work for Bastian in his abiogenesis research.

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Duncan, Robert Kennedy: 2 typed letters signed to Bastian (Mar. 20 and Apr. 25) concerning setting up an abiogenesis research program. 2 pp., 1911 Mar. 20
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Carrel, F.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning The Origin of Life. 4 pp., 1911 Apr. 20
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G. P. Putnam's Sons: Typed letter signed (by C. Huntington) to Bastian concerning royalties for American edition of Origin of Life. 1 page, 1911 Apr. 29
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Marmol, F. Tarrida del: Autograph letter signed to Bastian mentioning Bastian's publications on abiogenesis. 2 pp., 1911 Apr. 30
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Pratelle, Aristide: 2 autograph letters signed to Bastian (June 21 and Oct. 10), plus page of Bastian's notes. 7 pp., 1911 June 21
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G. P. Putnam's Sons: Typed letter signed (by C. Huntington) to Bastian concerning American edition of Origin of Life. 2 pp., 1911 July 10
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G. P. Putnam's Sons: Typed letter signed (by C. Huntington) to Bastian concerning American edition of The Evolution of Life. 1 page, 1911 Oct. 25
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G. P. Putnam's Sons: Typed letter signed (by C. Huntington) to Bastian concerning American edition of The Evolution of Life. 1 page, 1911 Nov. 20
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Hewlett, R.T.; Bastian: Correspondence between Hewlett and Bastian regarding abiogenesis research. 5 pieces, including 4 letters from Hewlett (one with cover) and one from Bastian, 1910-1911
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Lamertin, Henri; L. Guinet: Correspondence concerning French translation of The Origin of Life. 4 pieces, 1911-1913
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: Letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1912 Feb. 28
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Russell, Charles: Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Bastian. 2 pp., 1912 Mar. 24
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Tate, J. E.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis. 4 pp., 1912 Apr. 28
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G. P. Putnam's Sons: 4 typewritten American copyright statements for Bastian's The Origin of Life. 4 sheets plus 1 cover, 1912-1913 May 1
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Grasset, Hector: 2 autograph letters signed to Bastian. 2+ pp., 1912 June 5
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Grasset, Hector: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1912 June 13
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Grasset, Hector: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 5+ pp., 1912 June 23
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Grasset, Hector: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1912 June 27
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: Letter signed to Bastian concerning publishing his work. 2 pp., 1912 Aug. 3
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Grasset, Hector: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1912 July 20
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Grasset, Hector: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1 page plus cover; Bastian's notes on cover, 1912 Sept. 13th
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Moore, Benjamin: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis. 5 pp., 1912 Sept. 23
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Stevenson, A. C.: Autograph note signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1912 Oct. 3
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: Letter signed to Bastian concerning La synth& du bacille de Koch. 2 pp., 1912 Dec. 18
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Whytlaw-Gray, R.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning experiments. 1 page, 1912 Dec. 12
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Whytlaw-Gray, R: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning experiments. 1 page, 1912 Dec. 20
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Massee, George: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis. 2 pp., 1912 Dec. 26
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Bastian; A. G. Stevenson; Sir William Ramsay: Carbon copies (or transcripts) of typed correspondence between Bastian, Stevenson and Ramsay regarding Bastian's abiogenesis experiments. 11 pp., 1912
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Hill, Arthur W.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning fungus spores. 1 page, 1913 Jan. 15
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: Letter signed to Bastian. 1 page plus cover (defective), 1913 Jan. 20
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Ross, H. C.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, mentioning Ray Lankester. 2+ pp., 1913 Jan. 27
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Barlow, Thomas: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1913 Jan. 28
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Ross, H. C.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian discussing experiments. 2 pp., 1913 Feb. 6
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Farmer, John Bretland: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 3 pp., 1913 Feb. 27
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Farmer, John Bretland: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis experiments. 2 pp., 1913 Mar. 12
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Duke, W.(?): Autograph letter to Miss Bastian, 1 page, 1913 Mar. 24
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Farmer, John Bretland: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis experiments — oospora. 2 pp., 1913 Apr. 3
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: Letter signed to Bastian. 3 pp., 1913 Apr. 15
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Harrison, Austin: Autograph letter to Bastian. 1 page, 1913 Apr. 28
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Guinet, L.: Autograph postcard signed to Bastian, 1913 May 3
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Delfino, Victor: Typed letter signed to William Bastian from editor of La Semana Medica concerning biographical notice and portrait of Bastian. 1 page, 1913 May 8
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Buzzard, W.(?): Autographed letter to Sybil Bastian. 1 page, 1913 May 19
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Delfino, Victor: Typed letter signed to Bastian (waterstained). 1 page, 1913 May 23
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Moore, Benjamin: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis research. 4 pp., 1913 June 10
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Moore, Benjamin: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis research. 2 pp., 1913 June 21
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Herrera, A. L.: Autograph postcard signed to Bastian, 1913 July 22
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Damianovich, H.: 2 autograph letters signed to Bastian. 4 pp., 1913 July 24
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Moore, Benjamin: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis research. 2 pp., 1913 Aug. 1
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Meauseu(?), C.: Autograph letter in French on Revue Scientifique letterhead, 1913 Aug. 14
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Collings, C. H.: Typed letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis. 5 pp., 1913 Aug. 21
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: Letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1913 Aug. 30
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: Letter signed to Bastian. 4 pp., 1913 Sept. 17
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Marmol, F. T. del: Autograph letter signed to Bastian from editor of Fray Mocho (Buenos Aires). 1 page, 1913 Oct. 14
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Dreaper, W. P.: Typed letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1913 Oct. 16
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Moore, Benjamin: Autograph letter signed to Bastian mentioning abiogenesis experiments. 4 pp., 1913 Oct. 30
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Hatscher, Emil: Typed letter signed to Bastian concerning silicic acid solution. 1 page, 1913 Nov. 7
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Charbonnel, Victor: Typed letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1913 Dec. 31
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Ker, William Paton: 6 autograph letters signed to Sybil Bastian. 10 pp. total, 1913-1920
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: Letter signed to Bastian, together with 9 photomicrographs annotated on the versos in Bastian's hand. 2 pp., 1913
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Tozer, Eustace: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning heterogenesis. 4 pp., 1914 Jan. 31
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Collie, J. N.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2+ pp., 1914 Feb. 4
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Onslow, H.: Typed letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1914 Feb. 5
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Rosenheim, O.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1914 Feb. 17
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Pratelle, Aristide: 2 autograph letters signed to Bastian, one mentioning Albert Mary. 1914 Mar. 18
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Hickson(?), [---]: Autograph letter to Bastian, 1914 Mar. 19
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Hatschek, Emil: Typed letter signed to Bastian concerning silicic acid solution. 1 page, 1914 Mar. 28
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Ker, W: Autograph letter to S. Bastian, 2 pp., 1914 Apr. 6
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Reid, F. J.: Autograph letter to S. Bastian, 3 pp.,, 1914 Apr. 9
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Delfino, Victor: Typed letter signed to Bastian concerning translation of The Evolution of Life. 1 page, 1914 May 7
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Saleeby, Caleb Williams: Autograph postcard signed to Bastian concerning Saleeby's The Origin of Bacteria, 1914 May 23
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Lightbown, Constance M.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian from Honorable Secretary of the Manchester University Biological Society. 1 page, 1914 June 6
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Delfino, Victor: Typed letter signed to Bastian concerning Spanish translation of The Evolution of Life. 1 page, 1914 July 12
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[---]: Autograph letter to Wolfram, from Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1914 Sept. 28
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Nobel Committee (Medical): Form letter from the committee to Bastian, plus enclosed list of previous prize winners in physiology/medicine. 3 pp. total, 1914 Sept.
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Drew, Aubrey H.: Typed letter signed concerning abiogenesis experiments. 2 pp., 1914 Oct. 27
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Rosenheim, O.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian mentioning Bastian's abiogenesis work. 2 pp., 1914 Dec. 28
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Kennedy, Alex: Autograph letter to Sybil Bastian, 1 page, 1914 Dec. 28
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Wright, Jonathan: Typed letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis experiments. 1 page, 1914 Dec. 29
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Drew, Aubrey: Autograph postcard signed to Bastian, mentioning experiments, 1914 Dec. 30
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Mary, Albert: Letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1914 Dec. 31
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Damianovich, H.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian regarding abiogenesis research, with 3 photomicrographs enclosed (annotations by Damianovich on versos). 4 pp., 1915
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: Letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1915 Jan. 22
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre; Bastian: Typed English translation of letter of Jan. 22 to Bastian. 4+ pp., 1915 Jan. 22
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Reid, F. J.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis experiments, with drawings. 4 pp., 1915 Jan. 29
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: 2 letters signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1915 Jan. 31
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Cropper, J. W.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis research. 2 pp., 1915 Feb. 2
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Cropper, J. W.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis experiments. 3 pp., 1915 Feb. 12
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Reid, F. J.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis research. 2 pp., 1915 Feb. 19
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Cropper, J. W.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis experiments. 2 pp., 1915 Feb. 22
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Tedder, Henry R.: Typed letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1915 Feb.
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Farmer, John Bretland: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis work. 3 pp., 1915 Mar. 16
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Green, A. S.: Three autograph postcards to S. Bastian, 1915 Mar. 30
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Onslow, H.: Typed letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, 1915 Apr. 3
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Massee, George: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning abiogenesis experiments. 2 pp., 1915 Apr. 13
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Ledingham, John Charles Grant: Autograph note signed to Bastian, on letterhead of the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine. 1 page, 1915 May 7
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Delfino, Victor: Typed letter signed to Bastian mentioning Spanish translation of The Evolution of Life. 1 page, 1915 May 31
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Onslow, H.: Typed letter with stamped signature. 1 page, 1915 June 11
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Duncan, D.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1915 June 17
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Duncan, D.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1915 July 1
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Fry, Edward: Postcard to Bastian in the hand of M. F., 1915 July 6
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: 2 letters signed to Bastian. 4 pp. total, 1915 July 17
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: Letter signed to Bastian, with enclosed note from M. Perrier of the Institut de France. 3 pp. plus cover. Letter includes drawing of microorganisms, 1915 July 20
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Pratelle, Aristide: Autograph postcard signed to Bastian, 1915 Aug. 2
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Tedder, Henry R.: Printed form letter, completed in Tedder's hand, to Bastian. 1 page, 1915 Aug. 20
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Tedder, Henry R.: Typed letter signed to Bastian. 1+ page, 1915 Sept. 11
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Drew, Aubrey: Autograph letter signed to Bastian discussing hay infusion experiments. 1+ pages, 1915 Sept. 18
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Hewlett, R. J: Autograph letter to S. Bastian. 2 pp., 1915 Sept. 26
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Fennetier, Georges: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., 1915 Oct. 18
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Voelcker, Arthur Francis: Autograph letter of condolence signed to Mrs. Bastian. 3 pp., 1915 Nov. 19
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Berkart, J. B.: Autograph letter of condolence, signed, to Mrs. Bastian. 1 page, 1915 Nov. 19
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Mott(?), Frederick: Autograph letter of condolence, signed, to Mrs. Bastian. 1 page, 1915 Nov. 19
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Hewlett, R. T.: Autograph letter of condolence to Mrs. Bastian, 2 pp., 1915 Nov. 19
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Elliot, Hugh: Autograph letter of condolence, signed, to Miss Bastian. 2+ pp., 1915 Nov. 19
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Tedder, Henry R.: Typed letter of condolence signed to Miss Bastian. 1+ page, 1915 Nov. 20
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Duncan, D.: Autograph condolence letter signed to Sybil Bastian. 3+ pages, 1915 Nov. 20
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Bradford, John: Autograph letter of condolence to Mrs. Bastian. 1 page, 1915 Nov. 21
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Duncan, D.: Autograph letter of condolence signed to Sybil Bastian. 3+ pages, 1915 Nov. 21
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Shaw-Mackenzie, J. G.: Autograph letter of condolence to Miss Bastian. 3 pp., 1915 Nov. 22
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Lockyer, J. Norman: Letter of condolence signed to Mrs. Bastian. 3 pp., 1915 Nov. 22
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Roberts, Frederick: Autograph letter of condolence signed to Mrs. Bastian. 2 pp., 1915 Nov. 22
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Barker(?), Arthur: Autograph letter of condolence signed to Mrs. Bastian, 3 pp., 1915 Nov. 23
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Wilberforce, Basil: Autograph note signed to Mrs. Bastian, 1915 Nov. 25
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Shaw, [---]: Autograph letter of condolence signed to Mrs. Bastian, 1915 Nov. 25
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Buckle, J. Gerald: Typed condolence letter signed to Mrs. Bastian. 1 page, 1915 Nov. 26
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Macmillan, Frederick: Autograph letter of condolence signed to Mrs. Bastian. 1 page, 1915 Nov. 27
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Mary, Albert & Alexandre: Autograph letter of condolence signed to Miss Bastian. 1 page, 1915 Dec. 13
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University College Hospital: Letter of condolence to Mrs. Bastian. 1 page, 1915 Dec. 15
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Pratelle, Aristide: Autograph letter of condolence signed to Bastian's family; also discusses French edition of The Origin of Living Matter. 1 page, 1915 Dec. 26
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Kennedy, Alex: Autograph letter signed to Miss Bastian. 2 pp., 1916 Jan. 2
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Green(?), S.: Autograph letter signed to Miss Bastian, 1916 Jan. 11
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Mary, Albert: Letter signed to Sybil Bastian. 1 page, 1916 Jan. 19
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Tedder, Henry R.: Typed letter signed to Miss Bastian. 1 page, 1916 Feb. 4
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Rationalist Press Association: Typed letter, signed by Charles A. Watts, to Sybil Bastian. 1 page, 1916 Feb. 7
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Tedder, Henry R.: Autograph letter signed to Miss Bastian. 1 page, 1916 Feb. 12
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Soriano, Manuel F.: Typed letter with stamped signature to Bastian from the Boletin de Ciencias Medicas (Mexico). 1 page, 1916 Feb. 14
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Mary, Albert: Letter signed to Sybil Bastian. 1 page, 1916 Feb. 16
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Pratelle, Aristide: Autograph letter signed to Sybil Bastian. 1 page, 1916 Feb. 17
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Tedder, Henry R.: Autograph letter signed to Miss Bastian. 1 page, 1916 Feb. 19
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Watts, Charles: Autograph postcard to Sybil Bastian. 1916 Apr. 2
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Tedder, Henry R.: Autograph letter signed to Miss Bastian. 1 page, 1916 Apr. 15
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Tedder, Henry R.: Typed letter signed to Miss Bastian. 1 page, 1916 Apr. 19
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Tedder, Henry R.: Autograph letter signed to Miss Bastian. 1 page, 1916 June 22
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Ross, Ronald: Autograph postcard signed to Staff Surgeon Bastian R.N. (not HCB), 1916 July 30
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Duncan, D: Autograph letter signed to Miss Bastian. 4 pp., 1916 Oct. 26
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Tedder, Henry R.: Typed letter signed to Miss Bastian. 1 page, 1916 Oct. 30
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Tedder, Henry R.: Typed letter signed to Miss Bastian. 1 page, 1916 Nov. 7
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Bollan(?), C.: Autograph letter signed to Miss Bastian. 2 pp., 1917 Feb. 13
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Punch Office: Autograph letter signed to Miss Bastian, 1 page, 1917 June 17
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Mott, F. W.: Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Bastian, 1 page, 1917 June 30
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Lowe, Harford J.: Autograph letter signed to Mr. Fox, mentioning Bastian's work on abiogenesis. 1 page, 1917 Oct. 3
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Mott, F. W.: Autograph letter signed to Mrs. Bastian, 2 pp., 1917 Oct. 8
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Ker, W.: Autograph letter signed to Sybil. 1 page, 1917 Oct. 31
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Mary, Albert: Autograph postcard signed to Miss Bastian, 1917 Dec. 30
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Mary, Albert: Autograph postcard signed to William Bastian, 1920 May 3
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Ker, W.: Autograph postcard signed to Miss Bastian, 1920 Mar. 3
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[---], Louise: Autograph letter to Sybil, 1922 July 10
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G. P. Putnam's Sons: Typed letter signed to S. Bastian concerning Origin of Life. 1 page, 1923 Oct. 16
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[---]: Autograph postcard signed to Miss Bastian, 1923 Sept. 24
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Gamey(?), [---]: Autograph letter signed to Sybil Bastian. 4 pp., 1924 Nov. 27
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Rolleston, Humphrey: 2 typed postcards signed to Miss Bastian, 1925 Jan. 12
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Robertson, J. F.: Autograph letter signed to Sybil Bastian. 2 pp., 1925 Nov. 22
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Milice, Albert: Autograph letter signed, presumably to Sybil Bastian. 1+ pp., 1926 June 19
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Haynes, E. S. P.: Autograph letter signed to Sybil Bastian. 2 pp., 1928 July 6
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Busk, [---]: Autograph letter signed to Sybil Bastian. 2 pp., 1928 Oct. 17
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Haynes, Edmund Sidney Pollock: Autograph letter signed to Sybil Bastian. 2 pp., 1928 Oct. 19
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[---]: Autograph letter signed to Sybil. 2 pp., 1932 July 24
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Barlow, Thomas: Autograph letter signed to Miss Bastian. 2 pp., undated
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Broadbent, Mrs.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, with enclosure, undated
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Cocks, William Pennington: (Portion of?) autograph letter signed. 2 pp., undated
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Farmer, John Bretland: Autograph letter signed to Bastian mentioning colloidal silica. 2+ pp., undated but probably 1913
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Farmer, John Bretland: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., undated
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Fennetier, Georges: Autograph letter signed, on letterhead of the Museum d’Histoire Naturelle de Rouen. 1 sheet, undated
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Fleury, G.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2+ pps., undated
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Foster, B. Walter: Autograph letter signed to Bastian thanking him for Paralyses Cerebral Bulbar and Spinal. Undated but probably 1886
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Fox, D[--]: Autograph letter signed to Bastian thanking him for copy of his work on paralysis. 1 page, undated
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Gratteville(?), Jos.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., undated
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Green, Alice S.: 3 autograph notes signed to Miss Bastian, undated
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Haynes, E. S. P.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian, mentioning Haynes's Belief in Personal Immortality (1913). 2+pp., undated
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Hosford, A. H.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 1 page, undated
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Huxley, Henrietta Anne: Autograph letter signed to Bastian. 2 pp., undated
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John Howard McFadden Research Fund: Autograph document concerning preparation of tyrosine, initialed “J.W.C.” (J. W. Cropper?). 1 page, undated
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Kebbel, T. S.: Autograph letter signed to Miss Bastian. 2 pp., undated
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Kebbel, T. S.: Autograph letter signed to Miss Bastian. 3 pp., undated
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Mary, Albert and Alexandre: Verification and confirmation of Dr. Charlton H. Bastian's experiments on the origin of life. Manuscript document written after B's death, undated
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Orécul(?), A.: Autograph letter signed to Bastian (?) concerning abiogenesis research. 4 pp., undated
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Osler, Grace: Autograph letter signed to Sybil Bastian. 2pp, undated but post 1919
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Parkinson, J.: Autograph letter of condolence signed to Mrs. Bastian. 2 pp., undated
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Perrin, Hester: Autograph letter signed to Bastian concerning the death of Sir John Banks. 4 pp., undated
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Ritchie, Anne: Autograph letter signed to Lady Albert. 2 pp., undated
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Robertson, [---]: Autograph postcard signed to Mrs. Bastian. 1 page, undated
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Saleeby, Caleb Williams: Typed letter signed to Bastian asking him to contribute to Methuen's new Scientific Series. 2 pp., undated but probably 1905
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Wright, Jonathan: Autograph note signed to Bastian, plus enclosed clipping on Mutations of Plants. 1 page, undated
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[---]: Autograph letter signed to Sybil. 4 pp., undated
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[---]: Autograph letter signed to Onslow. 2 pp., undated
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[---]: Autograph letter signed to Sybil. 1 pp., undated
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[---]: Autograph letter signed to Sybil. 2 pp., undated
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Miscellaneous envelopes and autographs, undated
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Includes materials such as a newsprint detailing London's Victory March in 1919, various Christmas cards, obituaries, and Bastian's funeral oration. Arranged chronologically, with undated items at the end.

Map of Chambery (France), 1882
Oversize Folder 1
Taubman, F. M.: Hand-drawn Christmas card to Dr.and Mrs. Bastian. 1 page, 1903
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Wilberforce, Basil: Life in Him. Funeral oration for Bastian. 4 proof sheets plus autograph note to Mrs. Bastian, 1915
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Route of to-day's great victory march. Clipping from the London Times, July 19, 1919
Oversize Folder 2
Obituary of Mrs. Bastian. Clippng from unidentified newspaper, undated
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Thayer Smith, W.: Pencil sketch of Toynbee (brother of Arnold Toynbee) by W. Thayer Smith, undated
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Cabinet photograph of Strachan-Davidson (classical scholar, Master of Balliol College at Oxford) with manuscript verse on verso, undated
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Clipping from unidentified newspaper concerning Kew Gardens, with note in Bastian's hand, undated
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Cabinet photograph of William Pennington Cocks (British naturalist) by Alfred Ellis, together with card with Cocks’ birthdate, pen sketch (by Cocks?) of a skeleton sitting on a globe, and a Welsh motto, undated (before 1878)
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Cabinet photograph of Scottish literary critic, historian and editor David Masson by Elliot and Fry, with Masson's autograph signature on recto and inscription to Mrs. Bastian on verso, undated
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Cabinet photograph of Arthur M. Edwards by Huff, with Edward's autograph inscription and signature on the verso, undated.

Edwards was an American physician; married to Emma Ward Edwards, one of the first female doctors in New Jersey.

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Casting Pearls: Satire printed in Punch, undated
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Souvenir engravings of Elizabeth Castle and Gate House, Kenilworth, undated
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Caricature of Prof. Augustus de Morgan by unidentified artist, undated
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Materials relating to Bastian's professional development and research, including reprints of Bastian's work, research notes, scientific photographs, several diplomas, and reviews of publications and research. Subjects concern aphasia, paralyis, abiogenesis, and kinesthesia, among others. Arranged mostly chronologically, with undated items at the end.

Rumball, James Quilter: Phrenological development. Printed form with manuscript evaluation of Bastian by Rumball. 2ff., 1841
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Apothecaries’ Hall: Printed preliminary examination dated Mar. 18. 1 page., 1856
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Apothecaries’ Hall: Printed notice certifying that Bastian had passed the Hall's examination. 1 page, 1856
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University of London: Bastian's Bachelor of Medicine diploma. 1 sheet, printed on parchment, 1863
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Bastian: Portfolio of 22 ink and pencil drawings of filaria and other scientific organisms, 1861-1862
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Photographs of cerebellum. Eleven photographs (some trimmed), in envelope addressed to Bastian, 1868
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Bastian: Sensation and perception—I. In Nature, no. 8: 213-214. Whole number. Pencil correction by Bastian, 1869
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Bastian: Sensation and perception—II. In Nature, no. 12: 309-311. Whole number, 1870
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Royal College of Physicians: Printed notice naming Bastian a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. 2 pp., 1870
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Sanderson, J. Burdon: Preparations showing the results of certain experimental inquiries relating to the nature of the infective agent in pyaemia, 6 pp., 1872. With Bastian's marginal notes.
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Sanderson, J. Burdon: Criticisms of Dr. Chauveau of Lyons on the discussion of the Pathological Society on pyaemia, cutting from British Medical Journal. Bastian's pencil notes in margin, 1872-1873
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Bastian: The evolution hypothesis, and the origin of life. Part II. Extract from Contemporary Review. 703-720 pp., 1874
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Review of Bastian's On Paralysis from Brain Disease in its Common Forms. Extract from Birmingham Medical Review. 217-222 pp. Docketed by Bastian, 1875
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Bastian: The brain as an organ of mind. Autograph manuscript outline. 4 pp., 1875
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Review of Bastian's On Paralysis from Brain Disease in its Common Forms. Extract from Glasgow Medical Journal. 523-528 pp. Docketed by Bastian, 1875
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New York World review of Bastian's On Paralysis from Brain Disease in its Common Forms. Cutting, 1875
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Bastian: Paralysis from brain disease. Additions and alterations. Autograph manuscript. 2 pp., 1876
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Bastian: Chap. XIII. On the scope of mind or mental phenomena. Autograph manuscript. 5 pp., 1877
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Tyndall, John: Spontaneous generation. Extract from The Nineteenth Century. Annotated in pencil by Bastian, 1877
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Medical Society, University College, London: List of members, Oct. 1, 1879. Broadsheet, 1879
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Macmillan and Co.: Statement sheet for Bastian's Lowest Organisms. Printed sheet completed in manuscript, 1880
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Review of The Brain as an Organ of Mind. Cutting from the Pall Mall Gazette, 1880
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Review of The Brain as an Organ of Mind. Cutting from the St. James Gazette, 1880
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Notice of The Brain as an Organ of Mind. Cutting from Leeds Mercury. With cover, 1880
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Review of The Brain as an Organ of Mind. Extract from Liverpool Albion Press cutting, 1880
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Review of The Brain as an Organ of Mind. Extract from Daily Telegraph. Press cutting, 1880
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Chamberland, Ch.: Thèses . . . Recherches sur l’origine et le développement des organismes microscopiques. Inscribed to Bastian, 1879
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The Saturday Review: Authors and Publishers, Oct. 1882
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Reale Accademia di Medicina di Torino: Diploma issued to Bastian, 1883
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Boston Gynecological Society (Societas Gynecologica Bostoniensis): Diploma issued to Bastian, 1885
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Review of Bastian's Paralyses, Cerebral, Bulbar and Spinal. Extract from the Lancet, 1886
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Royal University of Ireland: Diploma issued to Bastian, 1887
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Bastian: Prospectus for Paralyses Cerebral, Bulbar and Spinal. 1 sheet. Annotated by Bastian, 1887
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Our portrait gallery: Henry Charlton Bastian. Extract from The Provincial Medical Journal, plus portrait, 1887
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Eminent medical men [profile of Bastian]. In The Family Doctor and People's Medical Advisor. Whole number, 1887
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Review of Bastian's Paralyses, Cerebral, Bulbar and Spinal. Cutting from British Medical Journal, 1887
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Bastian: Autograph document containing excerpt from a review in the Bristol Medical and Chirurgical Journal. 1 sheet, 1893
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Review of Various Forms of Hysterical or Functional Paralysis. Excerpt from The Medical Times and Hospital Gazette. 1 sheet, inscribed, 1893
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Bastian: Autograph notes. 1 sheet, 1893
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Review of Various Forms of Hysterical or Functional Paralysis. Cutting from Revue medicale de la Suisse Romande, 1893
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Review of Hysterical or Functional Paralysis. Extract from the Medical Press, 1894
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Bastian: The Beginnings of Life. Autograph document showing costs, receipts, etc., 1896
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Review of Various Forms of Hysterical or Functional Paralysis. Cutting from Montreal Medical Journal, 1893
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Review of Various Forms of Hysterical or Functional Paralysis. Extract from Birmingham Medical Review, 1893
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Review of Various Forms of Hysterical or Functional Paralysis. Extract from British Medical Journal, 1893
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Bastian: Autograph document containing excerpt from a favorable review. 1 sheet, 1893
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Mr. Bastian and prepayment meters. Offprint from The Lightning. 1 page. Describes invention by Bastian's son, Charles Orme Bastian, 1897
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Review of Aphasia and Other Speech Defects. Cutting from the New York Medical Journal, 1898
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Review of Aphasia and Other Speech Defects. Press cutting from unidentified newspaper, 1898
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Review of Aphasia and Other Speech Defects. Press cutting from unidentified newspaper, 1898
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Errera, Leo: Essais de philosophie botanique. Offprint from Revue de l’Universite de Bruxelles, 1900. Discusses spontaneous generation.
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Williams & Norgate: Letter regarding pricing of Bastian's Heterogenesis. 1 sheet, 1901
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Bastian: Notes sur la transformation dans le courant de trois ou quatre jours du contenu entier de l’oeuf de Hydratina Senta… Typed document with autograph annotations. 9 pp., 1901
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Bastian; Linnean Society: Correspondence concerning the Society's rejection of Bastian's paper on the resting spores of Vaucheria. 4 pieces, 1901-3
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Bastian: Second note on the transformation of the entire contents of the egg of Hydratina Senta into a large ciliate belonging to the genus Otostoma. Autograph manuscript. 2ff., 1902
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Bastian: The evidence for heterogenesis. Offprint from The Medical Press and Circular. 4 pp., 2 copies, 1902
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Bastian: Works up to 1903. Autograph document showing profits from 8 titles, 1903
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Bastian: On some points in connexion with the ordinary development of Vaucheria resting-spores. Offprint from Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 1903
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Bastian: On the relations between certain diatoms and the fission-products of a parasitic alga (Chlorochytrium). Offprint from Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 1903
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Bastian: The appearance of bacteria in normal organs and the significance thereof. Offprint from Lancet. 4 pp., unbound, 1904
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Bastian: On the origin of flagellate monads and of fungus-germs from minute masses of zoogloea. Clippings from Nature, 1904
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Bastian: The simplest kind of protoplasm. Offprint from Knowledge and Scientific News. Pencil correction in Bastian's hand, 1905
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Bastian: On the occurrence of certain ciliated infusoria within the eggs of a rotifer, considered from the point of view of heterogenesis. Offprint from Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1905
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T. Fisher Unwin: Royalty agreement. Printed document completed in manuscript; signed and docketed by Bastian. 4 pp. Concerning Bastian's Nature and Origin of Living Matter, 1905
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Bastian: On the heterogenetic origin of certain ciliated infusoria from the eggs of a rotifer. Autograph manuscript (includes printed matter with Bastian's revisions). 24ff., 1905
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Bastian: On some heterogenetic processes. Typescript with Bastian's manuscript additions of a lecture given on Mar. 15, 1906. 8 pp. 2 sheets with signatures of lecture attendees attached, 1906
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Review of Bastian's The Evolution of Life. Extract from Times Literary Supplement, 1907
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Methuen & Co.: Statement of account for The Evolution of Life. 1 sheet, 1907
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Bastian: Sull’origine ex novo di bacterii, bacilli, vibrioni, micrococchi, torule e muffe [molds] in certe soluzioni saline… Offprint from Reale Accademia dei Lincei, 1907
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Bastian: The functions of the kinaesthetic area of the brain. Offprint from Brain: A Journal of Neurology, 1910
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A startling scientific discovery. Cutting from Putnam's advance list advertising Bastian's Origin of Life, 1911
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Marmol, F. T. del: A problem of latter-day mineralogy: To what extent are minerals sensitive? Extract from The Academy . Mentions Bastian's work, 1913
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Bastian: Autograph notes, beginning What are the primordial living units? 1 sheet, 1914
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Who's Who in Science: clipping of Bastian's biography, 1914
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Bastian: Experimental data in evidence of the present-day occurrence of spontaneous generation. Offprint from Nature, 1914
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Bastian: The production at will of either fungus-germs, flagellate monads or amoebae from the ultimate segments of small masses of zoogloea. Offprint from Nature, 1914
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Receipt made out to Bastian for one pound and one shilling, 1914
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Bastian: The forms of lower organisms as dependent upon molecular constitution and environmental conditions. Offprint from Lancet . 3 copies, 1915
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Bastian: The importance of tyrosine as an aid in the demonstration of the present-day de novo origin of living organisms. Autograph manuscript. 6ff., 1915
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Bastian: Photos for blocks needed—if any. New edition of Nature and Origin of Living Matter. Set of 17 photomicrographs with autograph manuscript annotations, plus 2 sheets of Bastian's pencil notes, in envelope, 1910
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Bastian: La generación espontanea su realidad y lo que ella implica. Offprint from La Semana Medica. Two copies, 1915
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Pratelle, Aristide: Ma visite au Fairfield studio. In La Libre Pensée Internationale. Whole issue, 1916
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Clipping from Nature concerning Bastian's work, 1917
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Copies of letters published in The Lancet on the origin of life: The work of the late Charlton Bastian. Carbon typescript. 27ff., 1919
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Bastian: Attention and Volition. Autograph list of recipients of copies. 1 sheet, undated
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Bastian: Copies of Paralyses. Autograph list of recipients of copies. 1 sheet, undated
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Bastian: Hysterical or Functional Paralysis. Autograph list of personal and journal recipients of copies. 1 sheet, undated
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Bastian: Autograph document containing excerpts from favorable reviews of one of Bastian's neurological publications. 1 sheet, undated
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Bastian: Questions re a case of agraphia. Autograph manuscript. 1 sheet, undated
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Bastian: Aud. centre...Visual centre... Autograph document. 1 sheet, undated
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Bastian: Organ of Mind. Autograph list of recipients of copies. 1 sheet, undated
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Bastian: Autograph list of names. 1 sheet, undated
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Bastian: Autograph numbered list of names. 1 sheet, undated
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Bastian: Transv. Lsns of Sp. Cord. Autograph list of recipients. 1 sheet, undated
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Bastian: Papers concerning Sensation and Movement. Autograph list of recipients. 1 sheet, undated
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Bastian: Autograph document containing excerpts from favorable reviews of one of Bastian's neurological works. 1 sheet, undated
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Bastian's Paralyses, review clipped from an unidentified newspaper, undated
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Bastian: Autograph notes written on the back of an envelope, undated
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Bastian: Autograph document containing excerpts from favorable reviews of one of Bastian's neurological works. 3 pp., undated
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Bastian: Modes of Origin of Lowest Organisms. Autograph accounting document, undated
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Bastian: Autograph document containing excerpts from favorable reviews of one of Bastian's neurological works. 1 sheet; envelope addressed to Bastian pasted to the sheet, undated
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Bastian: Facts and reasonings concerning the heterogenous evolution of living things. Reprinted from Nature, nos. 35, 36, 37. 26 pp., undated
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Bastian: Relativity of knowledge. Autograph manuscript. 10 pp., undated
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Bastian: On the heterogenetic origin of certain ciliated infusoria from the eggs of a rotifer. Autograph manuscript with some printed material amended in manuscript. 3 pp., undated
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Bastian: Art. on Aphasia sent to above 68 persons... List of names in another hand with annotations by Bastian. 3 pp., undated
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Bastian: It has been suggested to me by a distinguished botanist... Autograph manuscript. 3 pp., undated
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Bastian: Manuscript notes concerning brain weights of eight notable men, undated
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Bastian: List of names with numbers and calculations. 1 sheet, undated
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Bastian: List of recipients of Organ of Mind. 1 page, undated
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Bastian: The development of... 1 sheet, undated
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Favorable reviews of Bastian's work. 1 page, undated
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Bastian: Alphabetical letters in another language (Farsi?). 1 page, undated
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Bastian: The latter is a remarkable mould.... 2 pp., undated
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Bastian: List of 80 recipients. 2 pp., undated
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Bastian: List of journals on a Williams and Norgate letterhead. 2 pp., undated
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The British Medical Journal: The Central Nervous Pathways for General Sensibility, undated
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Caribbeana, undated
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Fray Mocho en Londres. Newsletter in Spanish concerning the International Congress of Medicine in London; mentions Bastian, 4 pp., undated
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Librairie Germer Bailliere: List of publications. 4 pp., undated
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Wilberforce, Archdeacon: More than Father.. 1 page, undated
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Unidentifed author: List of names in French. 1 page, undated
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Photograph of mushrooms and portion of postcard with biological photograph. Note on verso: By Bastian Wade, Esqr., Blue Town, Sheerners(?), undated
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Plate V, Finished proof: 7 proofs of micrographs, undated
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Historical Note

Henry Charlton Bastian (1937-1915), born in Truro, Cornwall, was a pioneer in the field of neurology. He studied at University College, London and was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London. Bastian was known for his works on aphasia, the loss of the ability to express or understand speech due to brain damage. He also demonstrated Bastian's Law, which holds that the complete section of the upper spinal cord abolishes reflexes and muscular tone below the level of the lesion. He published various works on paralysis and coined the term kinesthesia to describe the sense of body motion. Bastian was also known for his work on abiogenesis, less accurately known as spontaneous generation. Bastian, in sharp contrast to Pasteur, Koch, Huxley and Darwin, controversially argued that there was no fixed boundary between living and nonliving organic matter and that the processes that generated life in an earlier stage could still be operating in the present. His experiments, however, could not be reproduced, and his views were generally discredited in the profession.

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[Identification of item], Henry Charlton Bastian Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Henry Charlton Bastian papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2012.

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Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2012-0208.

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