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Cullen, William (1710-1790)

  • Cullen, William, 1710-1790.
MSS.1918-1971, 5487, 6036, 6155 and 8536
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Primarily notes of Cullen's lectures taken by students at Edinburgh University; also some annotated copies of texts by Cullen.



Physical description

57 volumes, 1 bundle

Acquisition note

MSS.1922 and 1927-1968 from the Blagden Collection, which was presented to the Library in June 1954. MSS.1970-1971 presented by E. Gordon Power in 1953. MS.6155 was part of the manuscript collection of the Medical Society of London, which was purchased by the Wellcome Library in 1984. Other items purchased 1912, 1930, 1933, 1953 and 1987. MS.8536 received in August 1947, provenance not recorded.

Related material

In the Wellcome Library: Notes of lectures by Cullen are found amidst the John Gregory material held as MSS.2612-2627. Other notes by Charles Blagden are found in the Gregory papers and those relating to Joseph Black (MSS.1219-1227); Blagden's own papers are held as MSS.1234-1252.

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), Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine, 1999), and subsequent typescript supplements to these catalogues by Richard Aspin, Christopher Hilton, Keith Moore and Richard Palmer.

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