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Veterinary Miscellanea

  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


These manuscripts comprise material gathered by Norman Comben, a retired vet and dealer in books and manuscripts on veterinary topics. The items originate from a wide variety of places in the United Kingdom; areas particularly well-represented include Cumberland and Westmorland, northern Ayrshire, Linlithgow, Cheshire and the neighbouring areas, and Herefordshire. A detailed list of practitioners and customers is available (Handlist 29). Within each manuscript, material is sorted into date order. Where an item spans different dates (for example, a bill is often issued in the year following that in the services charged for took place, and may carry an endorsement recording payment the year after that) it has been filed according to the latest date on it.



Physical description

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Finding aids

Database description transcribed from Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts.

A detailed typescript listing of MSS.7562-7569, with index, can be consulted in the Wellcome Library (Western MSS. Handlist No.29).


  • English

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