Ransom Pickard Treatise

Scope and Content

The MS is the fair manuscript copy of Pickard's treatise The Population and Epidemics of Exeter in Pre-Census Times, with the proofs. It was privately printed in Exeter by James Townsend & Sons Ltd in 1947.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ransom Pickard (1867-1953), physician and surgeon, Mayor of Exeter, served in the 1st World War in which he was mentioned in desptaches five times. He was Sheriff of Exeter in 1906-7, and Mayor 1926-27. He was sometime President of the Devonshire Association, and on his death he bequeathed many volumes to the University, having previously been a great benefactor. He died 9 February 1953.

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Acquisition Information

The manuscript is thought to have been among the books bequeathed by Pickard in 1953.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual EUL arrangements apply


Privately printed in 1947