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Quain, Jones (1796-1865), anatomist; Quain, Richard (1800-1887), surgeon; and Quain, Sir Richard (1816-1898), physician

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About this work


Miscellaneous material, chiefly correspondence, relating to the Quain family. The majority of the items relate to Sir Richard Quain (1816-1898).



Physical description

36 items

Acquisition note

Purchased from: Voynich, London, November 1905 (acc.44206, originally acc.11895); Sotheby's, London, December 1919 (acc.76443), July 1931 (acc.57468) and April 1932 (acc.65133); Stevens, London, January 1929 (acc.74959); Puttick and Simpson, May 1930 (acc.62824); Hodgson's, London, June 1931 (acc.80890); Desgranges, Paris, May 1932 (acc.65641); Glendining, London, August 1934 (acc.67913), January 1935 (acc.67947) and August 1935 (possibly an error for 1934) (acc.67877); Winifred A. Myers, London, November 1989 (acc.348231) and October 1992 (acc.349021). Presented by H.J. Fuller, May 1929 (acc.91885). Provenance details of nos.13, 24 and 27 not recorded (acc.67430 and 92291); nos.17 and 36 transferred from Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (acc.69200 and 91800), previous history unknown; no acquisition details noted for nos.6, 11, 16, 19-21, 25 and 35.

Biographical note

Jones Quain (1796-1865), anatomist, and Richard Quain (1800-1887), surgeon, were brothers; their cousin Sir Richard Quain (1816-1898) was a physician.

For more detail on the Quain family see the individuals' entries in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Ownership note

Formerly held in the Western Manuscripts Department's Autograph Letters Sequence.

Finding aids

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

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