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Library Summary

Status: Proposed
Type: Real
Size: Large (501 - 1000)

Dr. Charles Brown

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Library date
1738-09-18
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Library size (titles)
3 identified
Unknown number unidentified
Library size (volumes)
611
Sources
Probate inventory; published in "Libraries in Colonial Virginia," WMQ 3:4 (April, 1895), p. 251 (taken 18 September 1738; addendum made 31 October 1738)
Library notes
Probate inventory:

- "Books Eighty two vols in folio," valued at £36

- "One hundred & twenty eight in Quart[o]," valued at £32/4/6

- "four hundred & Seven in Octavo," valued at £39/7/1

In an addendum to the inventory, dated 31 October 1738: "Books found since:"

- "Garangeots Anatomy lent to Mr Kenneth Mackensie," valued at 4 shillings

- "Shaws Practice of Physick 2 vols in the Rev. Mr John Foxes hands," valued at 8 shillings

- "Taliacoteas lent to Dr John Amson," valued at 2 shillings, 6 pence
The Virginia Gazette called this collection "the finest and most copious in all the branches of Natural Philosophy and Physick" sold in Virginia
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Total book value
£107/5/7
Total inventory value
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male
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