Daniel Malthus 1651-1717
Daniel MALTHUS 1651-1717
Malthus was apothecary to the Royal Family.
Malthus' brief will makes no mention of his books, but leaves all his possessions to his wife, who was also his executrix. His library was sold by retail sale in London from 21 June 1721, alongside that of an unnamed gentleman. Advertisements in the Daily Journal and other newspapers describe the sale as 'Consisting of History, Divinity, Physick, Mathematicks, Voyages, Travels, Romances, &c', provide a list of some 37 titles, and indicate that over 500 items are included in the sale.
- Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.
- Will of Daniel Malthus, Apothecary of Saint James Westminster The National Archives PROB 11/559/112
- 'Books: being a catalogue of the libraries of Mr. Malthus, late apothecary to their Majesties King William, Queen Mary, Queen Anne, and his present Majesty King George; and a gentleman late of the Temple', Daily Journal, 26 June 1721.