Piece of cloth from Edward Jenner's coffin, United Kingdom, 1823

Made:
1823 in United Kingdom

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Piece of cloth taken from the coffin of Edward Jenner, in cardboard box with glass front

Edward Jenner (1749-1823), who pioneered smallpox vaccination, died on 26 January 1823. This piece of cloth was removed from his coffin and is dated 23 March 1854. Jenner was buried in the graveyard at a parish church in Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A645172
Materials:
cloth, glass and paper
type:
cloth and personalia (jenner), cloth and momento mori
taxonomy:
  • fibre