Portable domestic medical cabinet, S. Maw, c1850 to 1860

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Creator Hayes, Edward Leo, 1889-1967
Title Portable domestic medical cabinet, S. Maw, c1850 to 1860
Open Access Status Other
Date 1850-02-01
Year available 2017
Contributor S. Maw
Series Father Edward Leo Hayes Collection, UQFL2
Type image/tiff
Original Format Medicine chest : wood, 16 x 19 x 21 cm; various parts
Source Father Edward Leo Hayes Collection, UQFL2, Realia, item 57
Language eng
Rights For all enquiries about this work, please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library.
License 453608
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Father Edward Leo Hayes Collection, UQFL2 contains correspondence and manuscript material on literary and historical matters, mostly in Queensland and New South Wales. It also includes personal papers of Father Hayes, relating to his activities as parish priest; bookplates, photographs, realia.

Father Hayes was born in 1889 at Frederickton, New South Wales, and began book collecting at age seven. He commenced studies for the priesthood at St Columbia's College, Springwood, in 1911 and was ordained after further study at St Patrick’s, Manly, in 1918. Over the course of 70 years he amassed one of the greatest collections of Australiana, including more than 25,000 volumes, 30,000 manuscript items, 1,500 Indigenous artefacts, maps, stamps, coins, weapons, geological specimens, cattle bells, and a variety of other material. On 19-20 October 1967 a convoy of removal trucks transported eighty large crates and 400 cartons of material to The University of Queensland Library at St Lucia, doubling its holdings on Australian subjects and effectively putting the Library on the map as an institution capable of supporting high-level research in Australian studies. (Information from Follett, Roslyn & University of Queensland. Library & Fryer Library (2010). Found in Fryer : stories from the Fryer Library collection. The University of Queensland Library, St Lucia, Qld.)
Keyword Hayes, Edward Leo, 1889-1967 -- Archives
Medical instruments and apparatus
Medicine -- History -- 20th century
Additional Notes Portable medicine chest, by S. Maw, London, Wooden chest, with hinged lid on top. Embossed on red velvet ‘S. MAW’S / PORTABLE / DOMESTIC CABINET’. Contains 18 glass bottles, some labelled, and a booklet ‘The guidebook : government medicine chest : merchant seaman : by a physician’.

S. Maw was a London based medical instrument manufacturer. The portable medicine chests were traditionally used by travelling doctors who served in the military, worked on ships, railways and factories. The chests became popular in families, for treating illness at home. (Information from Science Museum Group. (n.d.) S Maw. Retrieved from http://collectionsonline.nmsi.ac.uk/detail.php?t=people&type=exact&f=&s=S+MAW&record=3; Dull, Katherine. (n.d.). The Treasure of the Medicine Chest. Retrieved from https://hsl.lib.unc.edu/sites/default/files/audio/medicine-chest.pdf)

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