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Medical Journal of Dr Normand Morison.

Identifier: MS.50263

Scope and Contents

A recipe for gunpowder (folio i).

Case notes, 1729-1730, possibly written at Glasgow Infirmary (folios 1-19).

Sketch financial accounts and copy letters, 1740s, of Normand Morison to Normand MacLeod, Daniel MacLeod and John Nicolson concerning the export of linen and import of tobacco, sugar and rum between New England, Glasgow and the Western Isles (folios 20-28).

Copy letters, 1740s, of Normand Morison to unnamed relatives concerning emigration from the Western Isles to America (folios 28-29v).

Copy letters, 1742-1744, of Normand Morison and Roderick Morison to merchants in Boston, New York, Rhode Island in relation to Norand Morison’s business affairs and debts, losses incurred in relation to a vessel involved in the slave trade and an offer to send an enslaved person to Captain Michael Thodey in New York (folios 29v-40).

Letters, 1746, of Normand Morison to Admiral Peter Warren and B Wald[or] concerning payment for Morison’s medical services during the siege of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia (folios 40v-41v).

Letters, 1755-1757, of Normand Morison to Benjamin Morison concerning the death of Roderick Morison, Normand Morison’s health and his business affairs (folios 42-43v).

Letters, 1759, of Normand Morison to Helen Morison and Phillip Livingston concerning payment for rum (folios 44-44v).

Miscellaneous notes (folios 49v-51v).


  • Creation: 1729-1759.


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51 Leaves

Language of Materials



Bound in chronological order. Manuscript begins with case notes followed by correspondence.

Custodial History

Was Acc.14033.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Patrick McGahern Books, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 2019.

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