Document ReferencePw V 133
TitleBound volume of correspondence submitted to [W.H.C. Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck], 4th Duke of Portland by W. Marson; 1818
Extent39 ff
Content DescriptionVolume containing 7 letters between W. Marson and John Ring debating various issues concerning vaccination against smallpox especially reasons why not all vaccinations were successful; includes comments on work of other contemporary physicians such as Robert Willan; letters all date from 1806 to 1807 and were mostly published in the 'Medical and Physical Journal'; includes one unpublished letter from Marson and one private letter from Ring to Marson; also includes commentary from Marson concerning background to the debate.

Volume is prefaced with letter from Marson to 4th Duke of Portland dated 1818 referring to failures of vaccinations on the Duke's estates and offering transcribed letters as holding possible explanations.
medical conditions, smallpox
publications, Medical and Physical Journal
ReprodnNoteVolumes from Pw V cannot be photographed by readers with their own camera or device, but reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only.
Physical DescriptionQuarto volume
Contemporary pagination 1 to 62 does not include 6 first and 3 last folios.
ConditionGenerally good
Descriptive FeaturesCountermark: front and back flyleaves, letters HS and date 1816, 40 x 48 mm on wove 'vellum' paper

Watermark: body of MS, name H. SALMON and the date 1818, approx. 38 x 113 mm on wove 'vellum' paper

Professional fair copy in italic script with additions in Marson's hand (see bottom f 3 as example)

Limp covers of paper covered with marble paper; no labels or decorations.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1045Bentinck; William H. Cavendish-Scott- (1768-1854); 4th Duke of Portland; styled Marquess of Titchfield 1768-18091768-1854
NA74180Jenner; Edward (1749-1823); Dr; discoverer of vaccination1749-1823
NA74181Ring; John (1752-1821); Mr; surgeon1752-1821
NA74182Batty; Robert (c.1763-1849); Dr; obstetric physician; editor of 'Medical and Physical Journal'c.1763-1849
NA74183Willan; Robert (1757-1812); Dr; physician and dermatologist1757-1812
NA74184Bradley; Thomas (1751-1813); Dr; physician; editor of 'Medical and Physical Journal'1751-1813
NA74185Adams; Joseph (1756-1818); Dr; physician to Smallpox hospital1756-1818
NA74186Marson; W. (fl 1806-1818); Mr; of Worksop Nottinghamshirefl 1806-1818
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