image MS_131_0178
Image number: RS.16496
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Ivory bodkin

Date

1700

Creator

Henry Hunt (d.1713, British), Artist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p178

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 90mm
width (paper): 185mm

Subject

Content object

Description

A proof sheet of an ivory bodkin out of the bladder of a young woman (Dorcas Blake) in Dublin. At the top is the instruction to Henry Hunt ('Mr Hunt, this figure must be added') that this figure was to be added to the plate for Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 22 no. 260 (1700), where it is indeed marked at 'fig. 7'.

Transcription

Mr Hunt, this figure must be added
fig. 7.
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

Thomas Proby, 'A Relation of the Cutting an Ivory Bodkin out of the Bladder of a Young Woman in Dublin', Phil. Trans., vol. 22, no. 260 (1700), 455-59.

Related Fellows

Samuel Molyneux (1689-1728, British), Astronomer

Associated place

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