Claim for reward for vaccination discovery

  • Jenner, Edward, 1749-1823
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Jenner family and associated individuals
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Dr. Edward Jenner's Claim. Statement for those Parliamentary friends who were expected to take the most active part in the Debate. Two drafts, in one of which the second half is by the hand of Charles Murray, afterwards Secretary to the National Vaccine Establishment: the other draft contains a few holograph corrections by Murray. With a 'Short Statement for Distribution'. Produced in London.



Physical description

1 volume 11 ff., 16 ff. (last 2 bl.)., 4 ll. (last bl.). atlas folio & folio. 401/2 × 32 cm., 32 × 20 cm. Unbound. Written on the rectos only.

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's 27/11/1918, Lot 1003A (part).

Biographical note

Dr. Jenner came to London in May 1805 on matters 'relative both to his present affairs, and the progress of Vaccination' as Baron states in his 'Life' (Vol. II, p. 55). The question of a reward for his discovery was first brought before the House of Commons in 1802, and he was awarded £10,000. An extra £20,000 was voted to him by a Resolution of the House in 1807.

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

Probably from the papers of Charles Murray and the Royal Jennerian Society acquired by Mockler in 1894.


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Accession number

  • 43215