[George Viner Ellis (1812-1900), Professor of Anatomy at University College, London.] Autograph Signature on engraved ticket to his University College lecture on ‘Anatomy & Practical Anatomy’, made out for the microscopist Bernard Piffard.

George Viner Ellis (1812-1900), Professor of Anatomy at University College, London [Bernard Piffard (1833-1916), microscopist]
George Viner Ellis
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University College, London. The ticket is 'Renewed 1st Octr. 1861 Perpetual 1 Jany 1852 Session 1861-62.'
SKU: 25445

See his entry in Plarr’s Lives ('in his day [...] one of the ruling spirits of the world of anatomy in this country') and obituary in the British Medical Journal, 5 May 1900 ('almost the last of the older race of great teachers'). Signed ‘G. V. Ellis’ on ticket engraved in copperplate on one side of 15.5 x 10.5 cm card. In fair condition, a little worn and discoloured with age. Blind-stamped with ‘Treasury Seal’. The signature is at bottom right, with number of ticket (61) and the initials of the secretary ‘’ at bottom left. Attractively laid out, with text reading ‘University College, London / Anatomy & Practical Anatomy. / George Viner Ellis / Professor. / Admit Mr. [Bernard Piffard] / Renewed [1st. Octr.] 18[61] Perpetual [1st Jany 1852] Session 18[61-62.]’