Raspail, François Vincent, (1794-1878), French chemist and revolutionary politician, and his sons

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About this work


Material formerly held in the Western Manuscripts Department's Autograph Letters Sequence relating to François Vincent Raspail and his sons Benjamin Raspail (1823-), painter, engraver and politician, and Camille Raspail (18271-1893), physician and writer on orthopedics.



Physical description

31 items

Acquisition note

Purchased from: Desgranges, Paris, October 1930 (acc.63459), February 1931 (acc.64689 and 64694), May 1931 (acc.64702), September 1931 (acc.64713), November 1932 (acc.65667), January 1933 (acc.66033); Sotheby's, London, December 1930 (acc.73350); Charavay, Paris, April 1931 (acc.64716), April 1933 (acc.66028), November 1934 (acc.67129) and at an unknown date before 1937 (acc.69806); probably Desgranges or Charavay, Paris, circa October 1933 (acc.66365); either from Desgranges, Paris, January 1936, or Glendining, London, c.1932 (acc.69292). No acquistion details noted for nos.7, 17, 28. No.9 transferred to the Library from the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum in 1964 as part of the French Collection of books and manuscripts, whose earlier provenance is not recorded (acc.311223).

Finding aids

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


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  • Various - see Acquisition note.