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John Woodward: Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/Ms Add.7647

Scope and Contents

Letters to Woodward on medical, scientific, antiquarian and theological topics. The collection includes drafts of his replies, and a few letters between other persons which were passed on to Woodward. Letters are are all to Woodward, unless listed otherwise.

The principal correspondents include Dr John Allen of Bridgwater (1-25); Thomas Baker of St John's College, Cambridge (26-44); Abbé Jean-Paul Bignon (50-63); Herman Boerhaave (64-70); Louis Bourget (71-76); Gisbert Cuypers (Cuperus) (95-102); and John Edwards, D.D., of Cambridge (114-122).


  • Creation: 1695 - 1727

Conditions Governing Access

Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Biographical / Historical

John Woodward (1665-1728), geologist, physician and author; Professor of Physics at Gresham College, London 1693-1728, founded the Woodwardian Professorship of Geology at Cambridge.


0.012 cubic metre(s) : 1 box

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Walter T. Spencer, 1964.

Peter Meadows
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