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Collins, William Job, M.R.C.S. (1818-1884), campaigner against smallpox vaccination

Collins, William Job, M.R.C.S., 1818-1884, campaigner against smallpox vaccination
Date
c.1863-c.1878


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Description

Scrapbook kept by Collins. Originally a ledger containing notes on patients and on medicines prescribed them, dating from the 1860s, most of its pages have been covered by newspaper clippings dating from the 1870s. Many of the cuttings relate to public health issues such as smallpox vaccination, the quality of the water in the Regent's Canal, London, and the diphtheria epidemic in Germany in 1878; many others relate to hunting.

inside front cover plus ff.1r-2v: cuttings chiefly on Regent's Canal water.

f.3r: manuscript report on analysis of Regent's Canal water in 1874 by A.S. Taylor.

ff.3v-7v: cuttings chiefly on Regent's Canal water.

ff.8r-12r: blank.

ff.12v-19r: cuttings chiefly on hunting.

ff.19v-20r: original manuscript ledger pages, recording account with Evans, Lescher and Evans, London, 1863.

ff.20v-22v: cuttings chiefly concerning diphtheria in Darmstadt, 1878, and the death of Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria and Grand-Duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt.

ff.23r-35r: original manuscript pages, comprising notes on patients, accounts and some blank pages.

ff.35v-71r: cuttings chiefly on hunting.

ff.71v-129r: original manuscript pages, comprising notes on patients and some blank pages; plus recipes for sedative drops (f.118v) and "Walton drops" (f.119r).

f.129v: cutting on deer forests. f.130r: original manuscript pages, comprising notes on pages, comprising notes on patients.

ff. 130v-159v: cuttings on medical and public health issues, vaccination predominating from f.147a onwards. Several pamphlets and leaflets are laid in between the original pages and are numbered f.142a (from Chambers' Journal), f. 147a (from The Medium and Daybreak, spiritualist journal), f.149a (handbill), f.155a (reprint from The Herald of Health) and f.156a (reprint from the Hastings and St. Leonards News).

ff.160r-176r: original manuscript pages, comprising notes on patients.

ff.176v-200v: cuttings on vaccination. Several pamphlets and leaflets are laid in between the original pages and are numbered 180a (from the Society for Suppressing Compulsory Vaccination), 197a ("Anti-Vaccination: its philosophy" by John Fraser), 198a ("Compulsory Vaccination opposed to Science and Freedom", by F.W. Newman), 199a ("Voices on Vaccination from Cornwall and Derbyshire") and 200a (petition in Parliament, 1867).

ff.201r-220r: original manuscript pages, giving notes on patients, with inset leaflets on vaccination (f.201a, from the Brighton Daily News) and smallpox in Bristol (f.202a).

ff.220v-227 blank pages.

Publication/Creation

c.1863-c.1878

Physical description

227 ff., plus inset pamphlets etc. as listed.

Acquisition note

Purchased from Brad Scott, August 1998.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Languages

  • English


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