Wellcome Library, London

MS. 4887

Collection of holograph medical receipts, with extracts on divinity, politics, etc.

A bound volume containing medical receipts, extracts from books, and other miscellaneous material. The volume was compiled by James Tyrrell (1642-1719), and most of the material is in his hand. The note “Liber Jacobi Tyrrell” appears on the first leaf. A list of the contents of the volume by Edward Dowden (1843-1913) is pasted outside the upper cover.
8o, 165 × 110 mm. 147 leaves: 1 leaf, 76 pages, 7 leaves, 11 blank leaves, 10 leaves, 52 pages, 47 leaves. Late 17th-century binding.

Partial contents:

ff 12r-39r:

Receipts from Mr. Lock[e]’s collection, 1691:
Copied by Tyrrell from papers left in his custody during Locke’s exile in Holland, 1683-1689.

ff. 38r-39r:

Mr Lockes method of cureing Agues