Manuscript notes on Lister Oration

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Rough pencil notes titled 'Jottings of thoughts in composition of Lister Oration'. Brief synopsis of the main ideas that Jefferson wished to cover in his oration. See also JEF/1/6/1/64 for a letter from J.Z. Young offering detailed criticism of a draft of the lecture. The Lister Oration, 'The Mind of Mechanical Man', was delivered to the Royal College of Surgeons of England on 9 June 1949 and is published in Jefferson's Selected Papers.