• Title
    The diary of Edward Jenner
  • Reference
  • Date
    1787 - 1806
  • Creator
  • Scope and Content
    Containing his observations on the natural history of the cuckoo, and notes on his dissections of other birds and of various domestic animals. The first entry is dated April 26, 1787, and the last April 29, 1806. Nearly all the entries made before 1793 relate to his observations on cuckoos in the nests of hedge-sparrows and other birds. The later entries include notes on "Hydatids in a hare," "Tubercles and hydatids in the lungs of a sheep," "Miscellaneous observations on tubercles," on distemper in dogs, experiments on animals, etc. There is also a copy of a letter to the Rev. H. Jenner (1736-1798, his brother Henry) on consumption. At the front of the volume is the bookplate of the Rev. George Charles Jenner (fl1817), the nephew of Dr. Jenner, and also the inscription: "George Charles Jenner, Woodford, near Berkley, Gloucestershire." (N.B. Note in 1928 catalogue opp. p. 72 "Another Jenner Note Book is in the possession of Dr. Le Roy Crummer, of Los Angeles, who has published a transcription of it in the Annals of Medical History, 1929, N.S.I. 403-428. The Jenner Notebook in the possession of the College was edited, with an Introduction, by Dr. F. Dawtrey Drewitt, on Jenner as a Naturalist, and 1000 copies of the book were printed and published by the Oxford University Press in June 1931. The portrait of Dr. Jenner by Sir T. Lawrence, which hangs in the Censor's room, was reproduced as a frontispiece" Jenner (Edward) 1747-1823
  • Extent
    80 ff.
  • Language
  • Archival history
    Presented by Dr. Jeffery Allen Marston, 2nd Feb. 1888. (See College Annals Vol.XXXV, p. 164)
  • Level of description
  • Normal location
  • Access
    Open access