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'Memorandum book from January 1 1797 to April 10 1801', 1797 - 1801

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 218/2/8

Scope and Contents

Notebook comprised mainly of remedies for scurvy, colds, vapours, sore feet, chilblains and various illnesses, with household hints and tips including recipes for the production of blue and black inks, tooth powder and an inhaler liquid for clearing blocked nasal passages. It also includes a note on the death of William Wales, notes on observations made, on his assistants, on visitors to Greenwich and on improvements to a reflector made by Dr Herschel.


  • Creation: 1797 - 1801


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1 volume(s) (1 volume (46 pp.)) : Paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

WRO 1390/2H

Existence and Location of Copies


Finding aid date

2016-06-08 10:20:49+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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