Johnston, Nathaniel, 1627-1705

  • Johnston, Nathaniel, 1627-1705.
c. 1670-1732
Part of:
Bacon Frank Manuscript Collection, and associated material
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Collection of medical receipts and prescriptions, extracts from medical works, notes on patients, etc.: in Latin and English. Author's holograph MS. Some entries are dated, the earliest seems to be 1670 (p. 35). On p. 566 there is an entry dated January 1691/2, but mostly the dates are between 1672 and 1682.


c. 1670-1732

Physical description

4 volumes and 1 file 1 l. + 703 pp. + 1 bl. l. folio. 31 × 20 cm. Unbound in a pamphlet box. Pp. 603-606 are wanting: many margins and corners frayed or damaged, some leaves damp-stained. Written in triple column.

Biographical note

For a notice of the author who was M.D. Cambridge in 1656, and F.R.C.P. 1687, see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Ownership note

With the exception of MS.3086, these MSS. formed part of the F[rederick] Bacon Frank [1827-1911] MSS., described in the Appendix to the Sixth Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, 1877, by A[lfred] J[ohn] Horwood [1821-1881], C. 1745, pp. 448-465.


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