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Letter to William Sharpey

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P662


Dr. Lionel Smith Beale (1828-1906) was a physician and microscopist who taught at King's College from 1854-1869. A prolific writer of works on physiology and chemical pathology, his most influential works were on the clinical use of microscopes. In this letter, he writes to Dr. William Sharpey (1802-1880) who is a physiologist and, at the time, chair of anatomy and physiology at University College, London. Dr. Beale mentions a forthcoming paper and describes his research on the muscle surrounded by the sarcolemma and the fibers that are involved.


  • Creation: June 5, 1862


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1 folder (1 leaf)

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Physical Location

MS P662

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Maggs Bros Rare Books, June 27, 1966.

Processing Information

Former SC temporary call number: MS (Box) 38: 71, as part of temporary collection "Collection of 19th c. letters: Miscellaneous group of mainly English letters: mostly 19th c, some 20th c, a few 18th c."

Guide to the Lionel Smith Beale Collection
Letter to William Sharpey
Finding aid prepared by mab, 2008. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2008.
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Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Letter to William Sharpey, MS P662, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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