Bacon Frank Manuscript Collection, and associated material

  • Johnston, Nathaniel, 1627-1705.
mid 15th century - mid 18th century
MSS.550, 3083-3086 and 6079-6080
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


These papers comprise the manuscript collection of F[rederick] Bacon Frank (1827-1911). They include a medieval medical miscellany (MS.550), material by or relating to the 18th century Yorkshire physician Nathaniel Johnston (MSS.3083-3086 and 6080), and some Bacon family administrative documents (MS.6079). One item relating to Nathaniel Johnston that did not form part of the Bacon Frank collection has been catalogued with it for convenience (MS.3086).


mid 15th century - mid 18th century

Physical description

5 volumes and 2 files

Acquisition note

Purchased at Sotheby's 11/8/1942, Lot 18 (part) apart from MS.3086 which was purchased 1930 at the Hornby Castle Library Sale.

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) and Richard Palmer, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244 (London: The Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine, 1999).

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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Accession number

  • 55170, 92448