Reference numberCLP/12ii/47
TitleExtracts, 'An account of the skeleton of a man, the bones of which were filled with lead' by Mr Weaver [John Weever] and letter on the subject from Edmund Waller to Cromwell Mortimer
[c. 1631]
DescriptionAn extract from chapter six, page 30 of Weever's Ancient Funeral Monuments in Britain and the Isles Adjacent, published in London in 1631. The extract describes the discovery of a body in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire in which all the bones and body cavities were filled with lead. Part of the body were kept in the local church as relics of admiration. Waller's letter, dated 10 September 1728, and Mortimer's subsequent notes discuss the provenance of the bones and the way in which the lead has filled the bones. Includes figure in the text.

Subject: Anthropology / Anatomy

Read to the Royal Society on 5 February 1729.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBO/14/98
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6133Waller; Edmund (1606 - 1687); poet and politician1606 - 1687
NA8055Mortimer; Cromwell (c 1699 - 1752)c 1699 - 1752
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