RADCLIFFE, John. 17142



Original signature ‘John Radcliffe’ on a section cut from a Treasury document. 4 x 6 inches, neatly trimmed and in good condition. From the Enys Collection, sold at Bonhams, London, in 2004. 3 May 1705. A good example of the uncommon signature of John Radcliffe (1650-1714), physician and philanthropist, one of the most famous doctors of his time, who bequeathed the bulk of his large property to the Radcliffe Library, Infirmary and Observatory, all named after him, and to University College Oxford and St.Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.