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Extent 1 volume
Title Saint John, Johanna
Date 1680
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Name Saint John, Johanna
Description

Johanna St. John Her Booke.

The date 1680 is found on Leaf A 3 and F 7: there are a few additions by late 17th century hands.

Historical Background The compiler of this collection of medical receipts is perhaps Johanna St. John, daughter of Oliver St. John [1598-1673], Lord Chief Justice. She married a kinsman Sir Walter St. John, third Baronet, M.P. for Wiltshire [1621-1708], and was grandmother to Henry St. John, first Viscount Bolingbroke [1678-1751].
Acquisition Details Purchased at Sotheby's 28/2/1944, Lot. 141.
Accession Number 92688
Access Status Open
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Language English
Physical Description 219 ll. + 51 bl. ll. + 2 ll. 4to. 23 18 cm. Original calf binding worn: stamped 'I.S.' on each cover. Leaves numbered W 14, W 15 cut out.
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/217.
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
Subject

Formulas, recipes, etc.

MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
System No. 27d1cc40-589a-4072-a85a-b13eec519c1d