Reference numberMS/94
TitlePaper, 'The extraordinary history of a new method of inoculating discovered in the Kingdom of England', by Alexander Pearson
DescriptionAn account of vaccination against smallpox using the English method of Edward Jenner as practised at the East India Company's Factory at Canton [Guangzhou] in China. This English language version was drawn up by Alexander Pearson (1780-1874) the Company surgeon at Canton and then translated for Chinese use by George Thomas Staunton. A note at the conclusion of the manuscript states that Staunton's translation was published by 'Gniurqua of the House of Hoei Lung' [?] a Hong system merchant of Canton in the 6th Moon of the tenth year of the reign of Emperor KiaKing [Jiaqing].
Physical descriptionPaper, bound in marbled paper.
Access statusOpen
CopiesColour tiff of cover and title page
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