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Currie, Samuel, 1816-1898 (Inspector General of Hospitals and Principal Medical Officer of the Abyssinian Expedition)

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Biography

Samuel Currie (1816-1898) was educated at the University of Edinburgh (MD, 1835) and joined the army in 1836. He served with the 16th Lancers at the battle of Maharajpore, 1843, and also in the Sutlej campaign in 1846. He served as Field Medical Inspector of the expeditionaiy force in the north of China in 1860, for which he was made C.B. He served as Principal Medical Officer with the Abyssinian expeditionary force in 1868 and was promoted to Inspector General of Hospitals. He was Inspector General of Hospitals and Principal Medical Officer of the Abyssinian Expedition, 1868-9. He retired from the army in 1876 and was appointed the Queen's Honorary Physician. (H.G. Hart, The new annual army list ... for 1888 (London: John Murray, 1888), p.727; 'Obituary', British Medical Journal (2 April 1898), p.924).

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E.Or Ms 655: Prayers (Ṣalota ʿǝṭān, and other.), undated (c. 19th cent. C.E.)

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Identifier: E.Or Ms 655
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of prayers, including prayers for King Tewodros (fols 14ra, 14vb, 17rb, etc.), presumably Tewodros II who reigned 1855–1868.


A former owner, Ḫayla Māryām, is named within the text (fols 21ra, etc.).

Dates: undated (c. 19th cent. C.E.)