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Guide to the Matthias Spalding papers, 1801-1802

Abstract

American medical student in London.

Papers generated during Spalding's stay in London include letters, a journal, lecture notes, and a printed advertisement for "Passage, packet and pleasure boats on the Grand Junction Canal." Correspondence from Edward Augustus Holyoke, Benjamin Waterhouse and Edward Jenner relate to Spalding's efforts to secure "vaccine matter" for both Holyoke and Waterhouse back in the United States. Spalding's journal includes a meticulous record of expenses, under various headings, e.g. "amusements", "barber", and "washing woman and shoe black". Spalding took notes on medical school lectures in London by William Babington (72 pp.), Henry Cline (113 pp.), Astley Cooper (20 and 112 pp.), Fox [?] (116 pp.) and John Haighton (176 pp.). 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
Spalding, Matthias.
Title
Matthias Spalding papers 1801-1802
Language of Material
Eng
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet, 12 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Papers are dated from 1801-1802 and were generated during Spalding's stay in London. Materials include letters, a journal, lecture notes, and a printed advertisement for "Passage, packet and pleasure boats on the Grand Junction Canal." Correspondence from Edward Augustus Holyoke, Benjamin Waterhouse and Edward Jenner relate to Spalding's efforts to secure "vaccine matter" for both Holyoke and Waterhouse back in the United States. Spalding's journal includes a meticulous record of expenses, under various headings, e.g. "amusements," "barber," and "washing woman and shoe black." Spalding, who was a student at St. Thomas's Hospital, took notes on medical school lectures in London by William Babington (72 pp.), Henry Cline (113 pp.), Astley Cooper (20 and 112 pp.), Fox [?] (116 pp.) and John Haighton (176 pp.). Acquired as part of the History of Medicine Collections at Duke University.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Journal, 1801 May 15-1802 Sept. 26

Daily entries are usually brief and focus on who Spalding dined with or visited, but there are other entries detailing medical lectures and other medical school experiences, dinner conversations, events in London, and his own illness. Includes expenses, amusements attended, a list of books, and letters sent out.

Box 1
Lectures notes: Babington, Cline, Cooper, Fox, Haighton
(5 folders)
Box 1
Letters, 1801-1802
Box 1

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Matthias Spalding Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Matthias Spalding papers 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.