[William Wilberforce, celebrated abolitionist, on Roman Catholicism ('better than no Religion at all') and vaccination.] Autograph Letter Signed ('W Wilberforce') to the Bristol MP Richard Hart Davis, discussing his daughter's inoculation by Jenner.

William Wilberforce (1759-1833), celebrated abolitionist and Tory politician [Richard Hart Davis (1766-1842), Member of Parliament and West Indies merchant; Edward Jenner (1749-1823); vaccination]
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Bath. 16 December 1820.

2pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded into a packet in the customary fashion, with slight loss to paper (and text) as a result of the breaking of the red wax seal, minor traces of which still adhere. Addressed on reverse, with postmark: 'Bath Decr Sixteen 1820 [to free?] Wilberforce | Rd Hart Davis Esq | MP | Conduit Street | London'. For information on Davis, see his entry in the History of Parliament, which states that he 'presented a planters' petition against the slave registry bill, 22 May 1816'.

[George Rimington of Tyne Field House, near Penrith, Cumberland.] Autograph 'Day Book 1840 to 1841', comprising a diary, detailed accounts (taxes, 'Liverpool Rents', 'Loss on Mines', wine merchant, chimney sweeping), meteorological entries.

George Rimington (1783-1853) of Tyne Field House, near Penrith, Cumberland [Greenside Lead Mine]
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Cumberland. 1 January 1840 to 27 November 1841.

348pp., 4to, with openings numbered 1-174. In original vellum binding, marbled endpapers. 'Day Book 1840 & 1841' on spine, and the following in faded letters upside-down on back board: 'Geo: Rimingtons Day Book, <...> Weather Letters <...> | Jany. 1st. 1840 Sepr 14 1841'. Internally in very good condition, on lightly-aged paper, in worn and grubby binding. An extraordinarily detailed volume, filled with disparate information, written out in a neat close hand, with twenty-one lines to a page.

Autograph note by the English physician Dr William Jenner.

Sir William Jenner (1815-1898), Bart, English physician who discovered the distinction between typhus and typhoid
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8 Harley Street, London. 15 June 1866.

1p., 12mo. Good, on a piece of lightly-aged paper, with fold lines. Possibly written in response to a request for an autograph. Reads: 'With Dr. Jenners Compts. & thanks - | 8 Harley St | June 15th 1866.'

Autograph Note Signed ('W. Jenner') to 'My dear Mrs. Lennith'.

Sir William Jenner (1815-1898), English physician who discovered the distinction between typhus and typhoid
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Friday' (no date); on letterhead of 63 Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, London W.

12mo, 1 p. Good, on lightly-aged paper. He writes that he will 'be able to see you at eleven oclock tomorrow[.] I have appointment [sic] for 11.30 & have to leave home soon after 12 -'.

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