Both manuscripts bear the bookplate of the Manchester Medical Society which indicate that they were donated to them by Samuel Crompton in August 1864. Underneath the bookplate in volume one part of a note written by Crompton can be discerned which indicates that he bought the manuscripts from someone else, but unfortunately the bookplate obscures most of the note. The manuscripts were together allocated the reference O 3138 viz. the society's 1890 library catalogue and have since been allocated the reference M6 Y58 as part of an alternative system.
Lectures of Thomas Young
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Administrative / Biographical History
See entry MMM/1/4 for further biographical information about Thomas Young.