Fonds GB 0210 MSJOHNCULE - Dr John Cule collection of medical manuscripts

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Dr John Cule collection of medical manuscripts


  • 1823-[?1860s] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2 volumes.

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Dr John Hedley Cule (1920-2015) was a doctor and psychiatrist. He wrote extensively on the history of medicine, founded the Welsh Society of the History of Medicine and was a President of the International Society of the History of Medicine.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

NLW MS 24087A: Carmarthenshire Rare Books; Carmarthen; Purchase; February 2016.
NLW MS 24088B: Carmarthenshire Rare Books; Carmarthen; Donation; February 2016.

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Scope and content

Two volumes, 1823-[?1860s], from the collection of Dr John Cule, mostly containing medicinal recipes and medical notes.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Arranged according to NLW MSS reference numbers: NLW MSS 24087-24088.

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Conditions governing access

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

Language of material

  • English
  • Welsh
  • Latin

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Language and script notes

English, Welsh, some Latin.

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Related units of description

For papers of John Cule see NLW ex 548/2, 1402; NLW, Maxwell Fraser Papers CA/829, 833, 875; NLW, Papurau D. Tecwyn Lloyd PA1/4, 11; NLW, Papurau Syr Alun Talfan Davies 662. Other research papers are believed to be at the Wellcome Institute, London.

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Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

March 2017.


  • English



The following source was used in the compilation of this description: Trinity Hall Cambridge website, viewed 8 March 2017.

Archivist's note

Compiled by Rhys M. Jones.

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