Savary, F. (fl. 1755), French missionary priest in Tonkin
Name of creator(s): Savary, F. (fl. 1755), French missionary priest in Tonkin
Administrative/Biographical history: The author gives his name on p. 157 as 'M F Savary prêtre missionnaire apostolique'.
Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased at Stevens' 14 Oct. 1930, lot 349
CONTENT AND STRUCTURE
Scope and content/abstract: 'Journal du voyage de France en Chine. Macao, le 2 janvier 1755 ... fin. Décrit à Caen ce premier de mai 1758'. An autobiographical narrative by Savary of his voyage from France to Tonkin via Mauritius and Macao, 1754-55, and of his missionary work in Tonkin [now Vietnam]. His narrative includes a description of the hospital in Mauritius (pp. 38-44), and references to health conditions on board ship.
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Physical characteristics: 159 x 104 mm., 168 pp. Quarter-cloth binding.
Finding aids: Described in: Richard Palmer, 'Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine: Western Manuscripts 5120-6244' (London: The Wellcome Library for the History & Understanding of Medicine, 1999).
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Date(s) of descriptions: May 2002