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Guide to the John Bostock letters to Alexander Marcet, 1802-1822

Abstract

English physician and chemist.

Letters from Bostock to Marcet, two letters from Marcet to Bostock, and a typed transcription of a few paragraphs from letters from 1816. The letters touch upon matters personal (e.g. Bostock's move from Liverpool to London) and professional. Includes references to many contemporary European physicians and scientists. Documents the typical research and administrative opportunities available to a British medical practitioner of the early nineteenth century. Forms part of the Trent Manuscripts and was 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
Bostock, John, 1773-1846.
Title
John Bostock letters to Alexander Marcet, 1802-1822
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet, 74 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection dates from 1802 to 1822 and chiefly comprises letters from Bostock to Marcet, along with two letters from Marcet to Bostock, and a transcription of a few paragraphs from letters from 1816. The letters touch upon matters personal (e.g. Bostock's move from Liverpool to London) and professional. Includes references to many contemporary European physicians and scientists. The collection documents the typical research and administrative opportunities available to a British medical practitioner of the early nineteenth century. Forms part of the Trent Manuscripts Collection and was acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

1802-1810
(14 items)
Box 1
1810-1812
(20 items)
Box 1
1812-1815
(21 items)
Box 1
1816-1822
(17 items)
Box 1
Undated or illegible dates
(2 items)
Box 1

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Bostock letters to Alexander Marcet, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The John Bostock letters to Alexander Marcet were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a transfer in 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, August 2013

Encoded by Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, August 2013

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.