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Volume of notes, 1771, on subjects including architecture in the plays of William Shakespeare

Folio day book in calf-skin binding including descriptions of chapel ornamentation in London; lists of architectural subjects; copies of letters by John Carter, principally concerning the role of the antiquarian; brief observations on the architectural content of scenes from plays by William Shakespeare, in particular, Richard III. 1 volume

SKEAT, Reverend Walter William (1835-1912)

  • K/PP144
  • Collection
  • 1772

Papers, 1868-1932, of and concerning Walter William Skeat, including correspondence relating to the English Dialect Society, 1887-1912, letters to Skeat, 1868-1912, fragments of letters and drafts of letters by Skeat, 1873-1905, and correspondence of the Skeat family, 1914-1928. The bulk of the collection comprises working papers, almost all undated, including notes and transcripts of various manuscripts and texts, sometimes unattributed but among them Beowulf , The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, Piers Plowman by William Langland, Bodleian manuscripts, works of William Shakespeare, homilies, and proverbs; bibliographical references; dictionaries, thesauri, word lists, glossaries; notes on etymology, grammar, place-names, and pronunciation; lectures including 'The Language of Chaucer'; articles including philology, the language of Edmund Spenser with special reference to his Faerie Queen , emendations in Piers Plowman , and phonetics; proofs (largely undated) including an English dictionary, publications relating to Chaucer, The Kingis Quair , Pierce the Plowman's Crede , and an incomplete proof copy of The Seven Sleepers ; printed material by Skeat including William of Palerne (unbound, uncut), 'Souvent me Souvient' (reprinted from Christ's College Magazine), Troilus and Criseyde (incomplete) and A Charter of Canute (a passage from the York Gospels, edited by Skeat); printed material relating to Skeat's interests, including articles on etymology and the derivation of words; leaflets (1911) advertising the proposed University of London Institute of Phonetics; an incomplete copy of The Annual Register 1771 (1772); and an examination questions paper (1911) in English Language and Literature for King's College, University of London.

Skeat, Walter William, 1835-1912, Professor of Anglo-Saxon, philologist, Anglican clergyman

PANKRATIEN, Nicodemus (fl 1773)

  • K/PP186
  • Collection
  • 1773

Manuscript transcription of Johann David Lembke's Compendium Physicæ theoreticoexperimentalis, in usum auditorum concinnatum , 1740 by Nicodemus Pankratien, 1773.

Pankratien, Nicodemus, fl 1773

HUNTER, John (1728-1793)

  • K/PP185
  • Collection
  • 1777

The collection comprises one manuscript volume of notes on lectures delivered by John Hunter, Surgeon Extraordinary to King George III, at the operating theatre in Great Windmill Street, London, summarised under the general heading 'The true principles of surgery'. The subject of the lectures include comparison of plant and animal life, such as sensation and movement; treatment of inflamed organs; the effects of poisons; bone fractures; and the identification and cure of various diseases including those of the urinary tract and reproductive organs, 1777.

Hunter, John, 1728-1793, surgeon and anatomist

Laws of the Physical Society of Guy's Hospital, 1775-1778

Laws of the Physical Society 1775' Manuscript volume containing the laws of the Physical Society, relating to the purpose of the society, schedule of meetings, membership, reading of dissertations, election of office bearers, admission of ordinary members and honorary members, the establishment of a library and election of the librarian, constitution of the meeting, attendance of visitors, transaction of private and public business, method of amending society laws. Volume has been annotated, and amended law concerning the time of the meeting, 6 Feb 1778.

Register, 1775-1779, of surgeons' and apothecaries' pupils at St Thomas's Hospital

‘Register of Pupils 29 Mar 1775 to 20 Feb 1799’. Register of surgeons' and apothecaries’ pupils, 29 Mar 1775-20 Feb 1799’, in chronological order, recording date of entry, name, duration of course, and name of surgeon or apothecary to whom they were assigned. (Follows on from TH/FP3/1, but only contains pupils) 

LMA Ref: H1/ST/MS/G3/1

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