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Reference MS.184a
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Extent 1 volume
Title Catchmay, Lady Frances (d.1629)
Date c. 1625
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Name Catchmay, Lady Frances, d.1629.

"A booke of medicens".

Written by several contemporary hands, with a few later 17th cent. additions.

On the verso of the second preliminary leaf is an inscription: "This Booke with the others of Medicins, preserues and Cookerye, My lady Catchmay lefte with me to be delivered to her Sonne Sir William Catchmay Earnestly desiringe and Chardginge him to lett every one of his Brothers and Sisters to haue true Coppyes of the sayd Bookes, or such parte thereof as any of them doth desire. In witness that this was her request, I haue herevnto sett my hand at the delivery of the sayd Bookes. Ed. Bett.".

Historical Background Lady Frances Catchmay of St. Briavels, Glos., died in 1629, and her son Sir William in 1683. [Cf. Rev. W. T. Allen 'The Family of Catchmay' in the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Transactions, Vol. xxiv, pp. 142-155, 1901.].
Acquisition Details Purchased 1958.
Accession Number 307411
Access Status Open
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Language English
Physical Description 2 ll. +134 pp. +11 bl. ll. +9 ll. folio. 32 x 21 cm. Original limp vellum covers, with flap and vellum tie. Some margins damaged and frayed, with slight loss of text.
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).
Copies This recipe book has been digitised and images are linked to the catalogue record. In addition, a microfilm copy is held as AMS/MF/232.
Relevant Publications Published (in microfilm form) in Women in Medicine: Remedy Books, 1533 - 1865, ed. Sara Pennell (Woodbridge, Connecticut: Primary Source Microfilm, 2004).
Subject Medicine, Traditional

Formulas, recipes, etc.

MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
System No. 4b2273c4-6dca-4c73-9d7e-153912976352