Vesey Shawe

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Vesey SHAWE or SHAW d.1747

Biographical Note

Shawe's early career is not recorded; he was university anatomist at Trinity College, Dublin 1733-43, after which he became a military surgeon in Ireland. His death was noted in Faulkner's Journal in November 1747, and a transcript of his will is held in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.


Shawe used an engraved armorial bookplate, "Vesey Shawe surgeon" (Franks 26627); the extent and disposition of his library are not known.


  • Kirkpatrick Archive, RCPI.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
  • Martin, E. A., A dictionary of bookplates of Irish medical doctors, Dublin, 2003, 114-5.