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LONDON VACCINE INSTITUTION
[Letter of appeal to new subscribers. 1816]
The London Vaccine Institution, established for the extinction of the small pox, and for supplying the public, the army and navy, with vaccine virus, and for the vaccination of the poor (gratis) throughout the whole kingdom. ...
[London]:, [1816].
3, [1] p. ; 25.5 cm. (4º)

Drop-head title. Imprint place and date from p. 2. This is a printed letter soliciting new subscribers, addressed in ink to John Soane Esq. / Lincoln's Inn Fields and dated 19th July 1816, by Hugh Beams, Secretary. The letter was accompanied by 'a Plan of the Society', presumably the copy of the annual report for 1815 (q.v.), and a card listing the names of appointed inoculators (q.v.). 'Five Guineas constitutes a Life Governor, or One Guinea annually a Subscriber to this Institution'. On the evidence of the Institution's report for 1818 (q.v.), Soane did not become a subscriber.

Copy Notes Folded and bound (4) with the report of the Royal Jennerian Society for 1820 (q.v.), the reports of the London Vaccine Institution for 1813 (q.v.), 1815 (q.v.) and 1818 (q.v.), and the accompanying list of appointed inoculators (q.v.).

Binding C20th dark green pebble-grained book cloth, spine gilt-lettered 'Jennerian Institution'.

Reference Number 1279

Additional Names Beams, Hugh

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