[Forbes Winslow, nineteenth-century physician and psychiatrist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('F Winslow'), urging Sir John Philipart to 'make an effort to come among yr old friends & shake them again by the hands'.

Forbes Winslow [Forbes Benignus Winslow] (1810-1874), nineteenth-century physician, psychiatrist, author and authority on lunacy [Sir John Philippart (1784?–1874), author and editor]
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On letterhead of 23 Cavendish Square [London]. 28 November [no year].
SKU: 21471

4pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to edge of reverse of second leaf, and two central folds, one vertical and one horizontal. He invites Philipart to 'do us the pleasure of meeting Dr & Mrs Bennett on Wednesday next at dinner at 6.40 for 7 o Cl'. He is 'most anxious', as they are 'both going down the hill [last four words underlined] to renew an old & much valued friendship & to re introduce you to some of my grown up children'. He urges him to 'make an effort to come among yr old friends & shake them again by the hands', and will 'consider it a compliment' should he do so. He asks him to 'tell Dr Bennett that the engagement is for Wednesday not Tuesday as we agreed upon this morning'. The author of this letter is not to be confused with his son L. Forbes Winslow (1844-1913), also a psychiatrist, as well as cricketer, remembered for his involvement in the Jack the Ripper case.