Forged letters

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

About this work


Forgeries: letters purportedly from Jenner to John Hunter and John Baron.

1. Jenner to Hunter, 4 March 1793

2. Jenner to Baron, 1 June 1797

3. Jenner to Baron, 4 June 1797 (photocopy)



Physical description

3 items

Acquisition note

Two of these were purchased in 1932. The third, purchased by E A Underwood in 1959, was acquired with the latter's papers in 1980; only a photocopy is held of this item.

Related material

Further letters by the same forger, also acquired in 1932, are at the Royal College of Physicians of London (Jenner to Hunter 4 March 1793) and Royal College of Surgeons of England (Jenner to Hunter 4 May 1793).

Finding aids

Database description taken from that in: 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).


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Accession number

  • acc. 65208, 81893