Papers of: León, Nicolás (1859-1929)

Scope and Content

The collection comprises material on medical history and notes on scatological remedies used in Mexico, and biographical notes on Dr. Miguel Francisco Jiménez (1813-1876).


WMS/Amer.1 comprises notes on scatological remedies and WMS/Amer.118 comprises biographical notes on Dr. Miguel Francisco Jiménez (1813-1876).

Access Information

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

WMS/Amer.118 purchased 1927; WMS/Amer.1 purchased 1962.

Other Finding Aids

Described in: Robin Price, An Annotated Catalogue of Medical Americana in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1983). Detailed catalogue available at

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

holograph; bound and loose papers.

Archivist's Note

description compiled by Christopher Hilton based upon those in the Library's published finding aid by Robin Price.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Custodial History

WMS/Amer.1 formed part of the Guerra Collection; WMS/Amer.118 formed part of the León Collection.


WMS/Amer.1 was published posthumously as Scatológica mexicana : materias excrementicias y secretoriales animales usadas por las mexicanos precolombinos y actuales (Mexico: Vargas Rea, 1946).