Considering the sources of Elizabeth Blackwell’s A Curious Herbal by Janet Tyson Back

Join Janet Tyson from Birkbeck, University of London in the final Exploring Research Seminar by Wellcome Collection.
Tuesday 1 December 2020, 17:30—18:30
Join Janet Tyson for the next online Exploring Research Seminar at Wellcome Collection in which she outlines both the origins of and explanatory texts in ‘A Curious Herbal’ (1737 and 1739) by Elizabeth Blackwell. The Wellcome Collection owns copies of the two books on which Blackwell’s ‘A Curious Herbal’ is based: the ‘Pharmacopoeia Londinensis’ (1721) by apothecary John Quincy; and the ‘Botanicum Officinale’ (1722) by apothecary Joseph Miller.

Elizabeth Blackwell and her book have more recently become topics of popular interest. Tyson will present a brief critique of what has been written about Blackwell, as well as a comparative analysis of the Wellcome Collection’s copy of ‘A Curious Herbal’. After the talk, you will have the opportunity to ask questions

Janet Tyson is a PhD Candidate in Early Modern History at Birkbeck. Her research addresses the social and bibliographic history of ‘A Curious Herbal’, the first herbal to be produced by a woman.

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