Lecture, other notes, anatomical drawings, and correspondence mainly on medical, anatomical, botanical and zoological topics, 1700-1742
The collection includes medical case records, anatomical, botanical and zoological studies with important material on the Guernsey Lily and a corpus of drawings and engravings of the rhinoceros. The collection is particularly noted for the collection of anatomical drawings drawn by Douglas. There is abundant material on an 18th-century fraud, the case of Mary Toft of Godalming, Surrey, England, who claimed to have given birth to a litter of rabbits. An interest of a completely different kind is reflected in a series of manuscript English, French, Latin and Greek grammars, and in a copious index to the works of Horace.