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

Summary

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.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.00129
Title
John Bostock letters to Alexander Marcet
Date
1802-1822
Creator
Bostock, John, 1773-1846
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet, 74 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

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.

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How to Cite

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

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
 


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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, August 2013

Encoded by Paula Jeannet, August 2013