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Drafts of Act for preventing smallpox

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

About this work


Two drafts of 'An Act for preventing the spread of the Small pox'. With holograph additions and alterations by Dr. Jenner. Final draft as 'ordered to be printed July, 1808, and printed accordingly'. The final draft differs considerably in wording and arrangement from the first two versions. Produced in London.



Physical description

1 volume 7 ll. (last bl.)., 7 ll., 8 ll. atlas folio. & folio. 40 × 32 cm., 321/2 × 20 cm. Unbound.

Acquisition note

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

Biographical note

The first two drafts (3025/1-2) are watermarked 1811, and correctly described are drafts of Lord Boringdon's Bill of 1813-14 for regulating smallpox inoculation. They are from the papers from Charles Murray and the National Vaccine Establishment.

3025/1 was sent to Jenner , and returned to Murray with Jenner's comments (see MS 5245).

3025/3 is from the papers of Charles Murray and the Royal Jennerian Society.

Ownership note

Mockler Collection

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).


  • English

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