Snuffbox

Dublin Core

Title

Snuffbox

Subject

Vaccination
Snuffboxes
Waterhouse, Benjamin, 1754-1846
Jenner, Edward, 1749-1823
Silver (metal)

Description

This silver snuffbox was a gift from Edward Jenner to Benjamin Waterhouse and contained quills impregnated with cowpox vaccine matter for use in America. In a letter dated November 16, 1802, Waterhouse said,"Dr. Jenner has been to me what the sun is to the moon... Dr. Jenner has just sent me a present I highly prize, a silver box inlaid with gold of exquisite taste and workmanship, bearing the inscription, 'Edward Jenner to Benjamin Waterhouse.' But Mr. [John] Ring annexed the superscription in rather a hyperbolic style, 'From the Jenner of the Old World to the Jenner of the New World.'"

Abstract

Silver snuffbox given to Benjamin Waterhouse by Edward Jenner, containing quills impregnated with cowpox vaccine

Creator

Unknown

Date Created

1802, circa

Rights

The Harvard Medical Library does not hold copyright on all materials in this collection. For use information, consult Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu

Access Rights

Access to the original work depicted requires advance notice. Contact Public Services at chm@hms.harvard.edu for additional information

Is Part Of

Uncataloged Museum Objects

Format

image

Extent

1 snuffbox

Language

English

Type

physical object

Identifier

DigID0002452

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. William Roscoe Thayer to the Harvard Medical School, 1933

Files

http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/file_upload/0002452_ref.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Snuffbox,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed December 9, 2018, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6640.

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