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Lettsom, John Coakley 1744-1815

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Works: 322 works in 919 publications in 4 languages and 9,398 library holdings
Genres: Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  History  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: F597, 917.704
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Travels through the interior parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768 by Jonathan Carver( Book )
78 editions published between 1778 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 934 libraries worldwide
The natural history of the tea-tree : with observations on the medical qualities of tea, and effects of tea-drinking by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
59 editions published between 1772 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 251 libraries worldwide
This treatise on the tea bush and the consumption of tea was published in 1772 by John Coakley Lettsom (1744-1815), a physician and philanthropist, whose first action on inheriting his family plantation in 1767 was to free all its slaves. He practised medicine in London, and wrote on topics which he felt would benefit society. The book begins with a description of the plant, using the Linnaean system, discussing tea cultivation and harvesting in China, and the preparation of the leaves for use locally and abroad. In Part II, Lettsom turns to the medical uses of tea, lamenting that so little scientific evidence exists for either its beneficent or its malign properties. After performing various experiments and considering the physical and social consequences of tea-drinking, he concludes that it should be avoided, because its enervating effects lead to weakness and effeminacy, advice which mostly fell on deaf ears
The naturalist's and traveller's companion by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
55 editions published between 1772 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 225 libraries worldwide
First published in 1772 and reissued here in its 1799 third edition, this work was intended to provide the traveller with advice on collecting and preserving scientific specimens, and on pursuing intellectual investigations. John Coakley Lettsom (1744-1815) was a physician and philanthropist, and on inheriting his family plantation in 1767, his first action was to free all its slaves. He practised medicine in the West Indies and in London, and wrote on topics which he felt would benefit society. This book is divided into two parts, the first describing methods of forming collections of insects, birds and animals, seeds and plants, and minerals. The second part suggests the sorts of questions and enquiries the traveller should ask about the writings, culture, religion, history and natural history of the lands he is visiting. This offers a fascinating insight into the approach and expectations of the educated traveller in the eighteenth century
Memoirs of John Fothergill by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
18 editions published between 1786 and 2005 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Hints respecting the distresses of the poor by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
18 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Travels in Wisconsin by Jonathan Carver( Book )
8 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Medical memoirs of the General Dispensary in London, for part of the years 1773 and 1774 by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
21 editions published between 1774 and 2005 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Hints for promoting a bee society by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
9 editions published between 1796 and 2005 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Reflections on the general treatment and cure of fevers by John Coakley Lettsom( Archival Material )
19 editions published between 1772 and 2005 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Hints designed to promote beneficence, temperance, and medical science by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
16 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Hints respecting the chlorosis of boarding-schools by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
9 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Of the improvement of medicine in London, on the basis of public good : By J. C. Lettsom by John Coakley Lettsom( Computer File )
13 editions published between 1775 and 2005 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
History of some of the effects of hard drinking : The sixth edition. By J. C. Lettsom by John Coakley Lettsom( Computer File )
11 editions published between 1791 and 2005 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Observations on the plan proposed for establishing "A dispensary & medical society for the private and only immediate use of the subscribers, their families, and friends." ( Archival Material )
10 editions published between 1779 and 2005 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Hints respecting the effects of hard drinking : By John Coakley Lettsom by John Coakley Lettsom( Computer File )
10 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Some account of the late John Fothergill, M.D. ... By John Coakley Lettsom by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
10 editions published between 1783 and 2005 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Hortus uptonensis; or, a catalogue of stove and green-house plants in Dr. Fothergill's garden at Upton, at the time of his decease by John Coakley Lettsom( Book )
6 editions published in 1783 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Minutes, &c. of the Medical Society, respecting the Fothergillian medal by Medical Society of London( Book )
11 editions published between 1784 and 2005 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The history of an extraordinary introsusception by John Coakley Lettsom( Archival Material )
5 editions published in 1786 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Coakley Lettsom, John 1744-1815
John Coakley Lettsome
Lettsom, J. C. 1744-1815
Lettsom, Jean Coakley 1744-1815
Lettsom, Joannes Coakley 1744-1815
Lettsom, John C.
Lettsom, John Coackley 1744-1815
Lettsom, John Coakley
Lettsom, John Loakley 1744-1815
Lettsom, Juan Coackley, 1744-1815
Lettson, John Coakley 1744-1815
レットサム, ジョン・コークレイ
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English (404)
French (36)
German (14)
Japanese (2)
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