Catalogue of Books in the Boylston Medical Library (1824)

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Title

Catalogue of Books in the Boylston Medical Library (1824)

Subject

Boylston Medical Library
Book catalogs
Warren, John Collins, 1778-1856
Boylston, Ward Nicholas, 1749-1828
Inscriptions
Excerpts

Description

Before the formation of the Boston Medical Library, Harvard's Boylston Medical Library was the principal local collection not in private hands. The collection remained with the University in Cambridge after the Medical School removed to Boston in 1810.

This copy of the Boylston's 1824 catalogue was presented by the library's founder, Ward Nicholas Boylston, to Dr. John Collins Warren. The collection at that time had over 550 titles. By contrast, at this time, the library of the Massachusetts Medical Society had about 300 works and the Essex Southern District Medical Society's library about 100, while the Boston Medical Library held over 800 titles.

Abstract

Excerpt from the Boylston Medical Library catalogue, and the inscription from the library's founder Ward Nicholas Boylston to Dr. John Collins Warren

Creator

Boylston Medical Library

Publisher

Ezra Lincoln

Date Created

1802

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

Harvard Medical Library Rare Books Collection (Z688.M4B69 1824)

Format

text

Extent

excerpt (1 page) and inscription

Language

English

Identifier

DigID0002732
DigID0002731

Provenance

Bequest of Dr. John Warren to the Harvard Medical School Library, 1929

Files

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Citation

Boylston Medical Library, “Catalogue of Books in the Boylston Medical Library (1824),” OnView, accessed June 24, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/12917.