Letter from Eliab Harvey to William Garvay

Scope and Content

Ms letter with seal from Eliab Harvey to William Garvay, written from London and responding to an invitation to visit him at Chichester, together with a Mr Vaughan. An accompanying note in the hand of Professor Dobbin explains the relationship between Sir Eliab Harvey and the physician, William Harvey.

Administrative / Biographical History

Eliab Harvey was the nephew of William Harvey (1578 – 1657), an English physician who was the first to describe correctly and in exact detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped around the body by the heart.

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Custodial History

From the library and collection of Professor Roy Dobbin.