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English Language Autograph Letters: Lagrange-de Lazen

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1. Emile Lagrange - Letter to Dr. Avery, 8 June 1965.

2. Eugène Lagrange - Note to Henry Arctowski, Polish scientist, born Warsaw (1871-1958), n.d.

3. Malcolm Laing - Letter to John Pinkerton (1758-1826), Scottish antiquary and historian, Hampstead. Edinburgh, 31 January 1800.

4. Richard Ford William Lambart - Letter to R.S. Barton, Chairman of the County Hospital, Winchester, accepting the office of Vice-President of the County Hospital, 30 October, 1835.

5. Aylmer Bourke Lambert - Letter from Boyton House, Wiltshire, to an unnamed recipient regarding Nuttall's Penathera albicaulis growing in Liverpool, n.d.

6. Johann von Lamont - Notes on magnetic observations, Munich, 9 February 1842.

7. Joseph Lancaster - Letter to J. Thompson, engraver, Peckham, 17 December 1813.

8. David Landsborough - Letter to Adam White (1817-1879), naturalist, 22 January 1844.

9. Hunter Lane - Letter to an unnamed recipient, 9 April 1834; letter to John Churchill, Princes Street, Soho, London, 24 September 1839.

10. James Robert Lane - Two letters to John Gibson, 18-19 December 1831; letter to Gibson Esq., n.d.

11. Samuel Armstrong Lane - Letter to Dr. Willis, 1 Grosvenor Place, 23 November 1841.

12. John Haydon Langdon-Down - Letter to C. Wilkinson, regarding a boy in the colonies; and the birth of his son, 24 March 1868; Invitation to Mr. Wilkinson from Earlswood Asylum, signed by Langdon-Downe, for the New Year's Entertainment to take place on 17 January 1867.

13. John Newport Langley - Two notes to the Boulangé libraire, Paris, from Cambridge, acknowledging receipt of books and payment of account, 17 and 26 July 1916.

14. Samuel Pierpoint Langley - Letter (typescript) to Miss Miriam Hill sent from the Smithsonian Institution, about no longer actively working in astronomy and unable to find time to write on that subject, 13 November 1891.

15. George Langstaff - Note to J. Bell, accepting an invitation, 8 October 1839.

16. John Langton - Note to James Shuter, enclosing a cheque for the 'Stone Testimonial', 19 September 1882.

17. Arthur Lankester - Letter to the superintendent of the Bureau of Tropical Diseases enclosing a copy of his Tuberculosis in India, 2 December 1921.

18. William Lassell - Letter to the Reverend Dr. Thomas Raffles (1788-1863) independent minister, sent from Starfield, Liverpool, 30 July 1845.

19. John Latham (Physician) - Letter sent from Harley Street regarding the ballot of Mr. Poynder; Prescription for Mr. Bowers, 22 July 1822; Letter to Mr. Town Clerk from Sir William Domville, c. 1815, regarding the proposal of the Royal College of Physicians to sell their premises to the City (Read in the Council, 25 January 1815).

20. John Latham (Ornithologist) - Letter sent from Dartford to Mons. Olivier, Paris, regarding his 'General Synopsis of Birds', 10 November 1789; Letter from Winchester, to James Sowerby (1757-1822) naturalist, 1 October 1820, with a 1 page prospectus of his forthcoming publication Latham's History of Birds; Letter from Winchester, to Everard Hone, Bart, 11 October 1820 regarding subscribing to Latham's History of Birds; Letter from Winchester, to the Reverend C.S. Curtis, regarding sending him the 7th volume of the 'History of Birds', 10 August 1823; Letter from Winchester, to an unnamed recipient, 31 March 1825; Letter from Winchester, to William Clift, Royal College of Surgeons, 23 March 1827.

21. Peter Mere Latham - Letter from Grosvenor Street, to Miss Lloyd, 3 February 1849; Letter to Dear Holthouse, 7 March 1853.

22. Robert Gordon Latham - Letter to an unnamed recipient from King's College, 25 September 1841. Letter to Professor Webster at 41 London Street, 16 July 1842; Letter to T. Taylor, Temple, London, 3 December 1851?; Note to an unnamed recipient, 11 December 1860.

23. John Zachariah Laurence - Six letters sent from 30 Devonshire Street to Thomas Madden Stone, two dated 27 November 1857 and January 1865, four undated.

24. Sir John Bennet Lawes - Note from St. Albans to an unnamed recipient, 25 March 1890.

25. Robert Laws - Testimonial by David Fiddes (M.D. and Surgeon to the Royal Infirmary Aberdeen), in favour of Robert Laws, 10 October 1873; Case paper notes in pencil, 1872; Memoranda for Yaws, n.d.; Two temperature charts (pneumonia cases), 1 and 29 June 1925; Certificate of registration as a medical practioner, 22 January 1907 and accompanying letter from the Government Offices in Zomba, British Central Africa, 12 March 1907, both in an envelope addressed to Dr. Robert Laws; Three pages of typescript entitled 'Two Fatal Cases of Acute Malaria (Hyperprexia) in 9 Hours', Bandawa, British Central Africa, n.d.; Glasgow Medical Mission headed prescription, 12 June 1874; Two temperature charts (chronic appendicitis cases), 5 May 1925.

26. George Lawson - Letter to Mr. Stone, regarding the new subscribers to the Royal Ophthalmic Hospital, 4 December 1861; Letter from 12 Harley Street, to Dr. Dobie, seeking a medical opinion, 20 November 1876

27. Henry Lawson - Eight page letter, with diagrams, to Henry Lawson at Bedford Street, London, from G. Moll in Utrecht, 22 April 1823; Letter to Henry Lawson at Crooms Hill, Greenwich, from G. Moll in Utrecht, 29 July 1823.

28. Sir Austen Henry Layard - Letter to an unnamed recipient, 14 November 1848?; Letter to Congreve, sent from Constantinople, 20 December 1849?; Letter to My dear Aunt, 18 March 1855; Letter to an unnamed recipient, 7 April 1857; Letter to Miss Fraser, 8 February 1861; Letter to My dear John, written on House of Commons Library embossed paper, 14 March 1861; Letter to J. Basley Denton, sent from the Foreign Office, 1 February 1863; Letter to an unnamed recipient, sent from the Foreign Office, 25 January 1866; Letter to Mr. Beaufort, from 1 Queen Anne Street, 16 February 1886; Letter to Miss Canning (daughter of Stratford Canning), sent from Venice, regarding Lane-Poole's life of Miss Canning's father, 12 October 1888; Letter to an unnamed recipient, sent from Queen Anne Street, 5 April 1889; Letter to My dear Elwin, sent from Aldermaston, regarding proofs and articles, n.d.; Letter to Lady Herbert, with envelope, sent from the Foreign Office to Constantinople, 5 April 18-; Letter to My dear Clutterbuck, n.d.; Two letters to My dear Murray, one sent from Paris, one on House of Commons embossed paper, both n.d.; Two signed notes, one n.d. and one to Mr. Spencer, 7 July 1856.

29. Letter to Thomas Madden Stone, Assistant Librarian at the Royal College of Surgeons, London, regarding the field of speculation on books, 25 November 1842.

30. Letter from H. M. de la Condamine to an unnamed recipient, 26 May 1850.



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Acquisition note

Presented by Mrs Avery, July 1972 (acc.320548), purchased from Charavay, Paris, October 1928 / April 1929 (acc.63700), January 1932 (acc.64878), Sotheby's, London, February 1931 (acc.56320), February 1932 (acc.76069), November 1933 (acc.67469), April 1927 (acc.45572), Iain Campbell, Chester, January 1991 (acc.348414), Stevens, London, August 1930 (acc.63313), September 1930 (acc.73169), January 1931 (acc.68115),March 1931 (acc.56477), March 1931 (acc.56485), July 1931 (acc.68193), October 1932 (acc.68309), presumably once part of the Thomas Madden Stone autograph collection, purchased from Stevens, London, January 1929 (acc.74959), presented by Miss A.N. Saws, Edinburgh, December 1934 (acc.89185), transferred from Wellcome Historical Medical Museum, c.1939 (acc.91800), part of a batch of material transferred from Wellcome Historical Medical Museum offices: provenance not known (acc.69200), transferred from Wellcome Institute Library, Modern Medicine collection (found inside a book), June 1996 (acc.350280), purchased from Glendining, London, September 1932 (acc.67718), September 1933 (acc.67769), October 1933 (acc. 67799), August 1934 (acc.67855), August 1934 (acc.67905), August 1934 (acc.67910), January 1935 (acc.67974), E.Hall, Gravesend, circa January 1965 (acc.311503), Mrs. Watson, Burnley, March 1945 (acc.72200), presented by Boulangé, January 1928 (acc.67389), purchased either from Desgranges, Paris, January 1936, or Glendining, London, c.1932 (acc.69293), provenance details not recorded (acc.67430), accession details not known (acc.92291). Provenance details not known for a number of items.

Biographical note

Emile Lagrange, (fl. 1965).

Eugène Lagrange (1805-1865), professor of physics at the Military College, Brussels.

Malcolm Laing (1762-1818), Scottish historian, brother of Samuel Laing (1780-1868). Educated at Edinburgh University, called to the Scottish bar in 1785. Published A History of Scotland from the Union of the Crowns, on the accession of King James VI to the throne of England to the Union of the Kingdoms, 1802. Member of Parliament for Orkney and Shetland, 1807-1812.

Richard Ford William Lambart, 7th Earl of Cavan (1763-1836).

Aylmer Bourke Lambert (1761-1842), botanist. Educated St. Mary Hall, Oxford. Became one of the original fellows of the Linnean Society in 1788, and Vice-President, 1796-1842. Fellow of the Royal Society, 1791.

Johann von Lamont (1805-1879), Scottish-German astronomer and physicist. Professor of astronomy at the University of Munich (1852-1879). Undertook magnetic surveys of Bavaria, France, Spain, north Germany and Denmark (1849-1958). Announced discovery of air currents in 1862.

Joseph Lancaster (1778-1838), founder of the Lancasterian system of education.

David Landsborough (1779-1854), naturalist. Discovered Ectocarpus Landsburgii (alga) and contributed to the Phycologia Britannica of William Henry Harvey. Discovered many species of plants and animals new to Scotland.

Hunter Lane (d. 1853), medical writer. Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 1829, and graduated M.D. Edinburgh, 1830. Honorary physician to the Cholera Hospital, Liverpool 1831-1832, and physician to the Lock Hospital of the Infirmary, 1833. Appointed senior physician of the Lancaster Infirmary in 1840. President of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh.

James Robert Lane (1825-1891). Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1947 and Fellowship, 1850.

Samuel Armstrong Lane (1802-1892). Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1829 and Fellowship, 1843. Educated at St. George's Hospital, and became Senior Surgeon to St. Mary's Hospital in 1852. Elected to the surgical staff at the Lock Hospital and a Member of the Council, 1863-1871. Member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1868-1873.

John Haydon Langdon-Down (1828-1896). Qualified as a physician in London, and gained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, the Licence of the Society of Apothecaries and Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (1869). Elected as a physician at the London Hospital, and lectured on materia medica and therapeutics.

John Newport Langley (1852-1925, physiologist and Fellow of the Royal Society, 1883. Carried out research on pilocarpine, and the secretory process.

Samuel Pierpoint Langley (1834-1906), American astronomer, and from 1887, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. He greatly advanced solar physics, invented the bolometer for measuring radiant heat, and designed aircraft. For a time he practised as a civil engineer and architect in Chicago and St. Louis. He was also professor of astronomy at the Western University of Pennsylvania, and director of the Alleghany Observatory.

George Langstaff (c. 1780-1846). Studied medicine at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. Travelled to the East and West Indies and became a naturalist and zoologist,collecting specimens and objects. Surgeon to the workhouse of St Giles's Cripplegate. Became a Fellow of the Royal Medico-Chirurgical Society, in 1814. His collection was bought by the Hunterian Museum and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

John Langton (1839-1910). Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1861, and Fellowship, 1865. Demonstrator of anatomy, operative surgery and diseases of the eye and lecturer in anatomy.

Arthur Lankester (fl. 1920-1921)

William Lassell (1799-1880), astronomer. Built observatory at Starfield, near Liverpool. Verified discovery of Neptune, 1847. Fellowship of the Royal Society, 1849, and first to clearly ascertain the composition of the Uranian system, 1851.

John Latham (1761-1843), physician. Educated at Brasenose College, Oxford. Physician to Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford 1787. Doctor of Medicine, 1788; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, 1789. Hospital physician 1789-1802 at the Middlesex then St. Bartholomew's. Physician extra-ordinary to the Prince of Wales, 1795. In 1814 became president of the Royal College of Physicians.

John Latham (1740-1837), ornithologist. Studied anatomy. M.D. Erlangen 1795. Studied archaeology. Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, 1774, Fellow of the Royal Society, 1775, assisted in setting up the Linnean Society, 1788.

Peter Mere Latham (1761-1875), physician, second son of John Latham (1761-1843). Physician to the Middlesex Hospital 1815-1824, Medical Doctor, 1816. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians 1818. Physician to St. Bartholomews 1824-1841. Appointed Physician extra-ordinary to Queen Victoria in 1837. Published Lectures on Clinical Medicine, comprising Diseases of the Heart, 1845.

Robert Gordon Latham (1812-1888), ethnologist and philologist. Studied in Germany, Denmark and Norway. Professor of English language and literature at University College, London, 1839. Studied medicine and became Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians in 1842, and gained his M.D. at the University of London. Director of the ethnological department of the Crystal Palace, 1852. In 1862, attacked the Central Asian theory of the linguistic origin of the Aryans. Completed his revision of Johnson's dictionary in 1870.

John Zachariah Laurence (1828-1870), ophthalmologist. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1855. Founder of the South London Ophthalmic Hospital in 1857. Ophthalmic surgeon of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. In 1864, founder and editor of the Ophthalmic Review.

Sir John Bennet Lawes, 1st Baronet (1814-1900), agriculturist. Studied chemistry. In 1843 started the Rothamsted Experiment Station for agriculture. Experimented on manures and in 1842, patented a manure formed by treating phosphates with sulphuric acid. In 1843 in Deptford, started manufacture of mineral superphosphate for manure. Fellow of the Royal Society, 1954 and was given their Royal Medal 1867.

Robert Laws (1851-1934), physician and missionary. Educated in Scotland including the Edinburgh United Presbyterian Theological College. Ordained a medical missionary and was an active member of the Livingstonia Mission 1890s-1920s.

George Lawson (1831-1903), general surgeon and ophthalmic surgeon. In 1854 became Assistant Surgeon in the Army, and carried out surgical duties during the Crimean War, although invalided home and resigned his commission in 1856. On his return to England, he turned his attention to ophthalmic surgery. Elected Assistant Surgeon to the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, Moorfields, in 1862, and full Surgeon in 1867. Served as a Member of Council at the Royal College of Surgeons, from 1884-1892, and in 1886 was appointed Surgeon-Oculist to Queen Victoria.

Henry Lawson (1774-1855), astronomer. Equipped an observatory at Hereford in 1826. Member of the Royal Astronomical Society 1833, Fellow of the Royal Society 1840 and member of the British Meteorological Society 1850. In 1847 published a brief History of the New Planets.

Sir Austen Henry Layard (1817-1894), archaeologist and diplomat. Born in Paris, spent youth in Italy. Began excavations near site of ancient Nineveh at Nimrud (1845); found four palaces and sent (to the British Museum) slabs with bas reliefs and cuneiform inscriptions from what was later identified as Assyrian city of Calah. Liberal Member of Parliament, 1852; Minister of Madrid (1869-1877) and Constantinople (1877-1880).

Enrique de Lazen (fl. 1842). Spanish medicine.

H. M. de la Condamine (fl. 1850).

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