CHEST

[ Benjamin Seaton and 'The Seaton Tool Chest'. ] Autograph Letter Signed to Benjamin Seaton from his father Joseph Seaton, regarding preparations for a voyage to New York, with directions regarding 'the mattrassses' and 'the trunk'.

Author: 
Rev. Joseph Seaton (1742-1811) of Smarden, cabinetmaker and church elder; his son Benjamin Seaton (1775-1830) [ The General Baptist Chapel, Chatham, Kent ]
Publication details: 
Chatham. 30 July 1797.
£275.00

An interesting letter relating to a notable artefact, described by Christopher Schwarz as 'one of the more interesting mysteries in the history of woodworking: the 'Seaton Tool Chest', now in the Guildhall Museum, Rochester, is the subject of 'The Tool Chest of Benjamin Seaton' by Megan Fitzpatrick (1994; revised edition, 2012). In 1796 the tools were presented by the writer of the present letter to his son, the letter's recipient, who constructed the chest (probably the 'trunk' referred to in the present letter) to house them.

[ Hugh Walsham, pioneer of radiology of the chest. ] Autograph Letter Signed, giving directions for the recuperation of a patient with an eye injury.

Author: 
Hugh Walsham (1853-1924), pioneer of radiology of the chest [ X-rays ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 114 Harley Street, W. [ London ] 18 May 1900.
£120.00

Walsham's entry in Munk's Roll describes him as 'a pioneer of radiology of the chest, and his book, written in collaboration with Harrison Orton, 'Roentgen Rays in the Diagnosis of the Diseases of the Chest' (1906), was the first to deal with the subject in English. 3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged. Difficult to decipher, possibly because Walsham 'paid dearly for his work in the loss of several fingers'.

Part of corrected autograph draft by Horace Dobell, Consulting Physician, Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, of a preface to a planned abridgment of his book 'On the Mont Dore Cure'.

Author: 
Horace Dobell [Horace Benge Dobell] (c.1827-1917), Consulting Physician, Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, and at the Mont Dore Sanitorium, Bournemouth
Publication details: 
Without date or place, but after the first publication of the book in 1881.
£250.00

4pp., landscape 8vo. On four leaves pinned together. On aged and worn paper. With numerous deletions and emendations. COPAC only lists the first edition of this book, so it may be that the second edition was not published.

Manuscript 'Registration Cash Book' containing 'Cash Receipts for Fees for Registration' [by the Parish Clerk of All Saints Church, Brompton?]; with section of 'Godolphin School Collection Commencing Xmas 1856'

Author: 
[All Saints Church, Brompton; Godolphin School, Hammersmith; Samuel Cornell, Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, Parishes of Kensington, Fulham, Hammersmith, and Paddington]
All Saints Church, Brompton
Publication details: 
Receipts for fees from 3 February 1847 to September 1863. Godolphin School Collection, Midsummer 1856 to Christmas 1860
£180.00
All Saints Church, Brompton

12mo, 31 pp. Ruled cashbook. Bound in vellum, marbled edges and endpapers, remains of clasps. Text clear and complete, internally sound and tight, on lightly-aged paper. In Stained vellum binding. 'Registration Cash Book' in large manuscript on front cover, and 'Godolphin School Collection | Commencing Xmas 1856.' on back. The first twenty-eight pages of the volume are headed 'Cash Receipts for Fees for Registration'.

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