Last updated on January 20, 2015
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Serial Digressionist David Ellis Invites Simon Tyszko for an out of hours stroll and chat, through The Wellcome Library which is founded on the collection formed by Sir Henry Wellcome (1853–1936), whose personal wealth allowed him to create one of the most ambitious collections of the 20th century.
Henry Wellcome’s interest was the history of medicine in a broad sense and included subjects like alchemy or witchcraft, but also anthropology and ethnography. Since Henry Wellcome’s death in 1936, the Wellcome Trust has been responsible for maintaining the Library’s collection and funding its acquisitions