[Sir D'Arcy Power, eminent surgeon.] Three Autograph Letters Signed and Autograph Card Signed to Pepys scholar Edwin Chappell, with copy of a printed address by him titled 'Mr. Samuel Pepys', and two press cuttings.

Author: 
Sir D'Arcy Power (1855-1941), eminent surgeon and medical historian, President of the Samuel Pepys Club [Edwin Chappell (1883-1938), Pepys scholar and maritime historian]
Publication details: 
Letters and card between 1931 and 1936; three from London and one from Northwood, Middlesex. Printed address 'on behalf of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society', [1927]. Press cuttings from 1936 and 1941.
£120.00
SKU: 22305

Seven items. The collection in good condition, lightly aged. The three letters and card all in autograph, and all signed 'D'Arcy Power'. ONE: ACS. 4 December 1931. Letterhead of the Royal College of Surgeons, London. Addressed to Chappell's Blackheath address. He jokes: 'My best thanks for Pepys & “Will's” which I have really marked & inwardly digested. It reminds me a little of the Athanasian Creed that one Will's should become Three.' TWO: ALS. 16 October 1933. On letterhead of 10A Chandos Street, Cavendish Square. Informing him that the manuscripts of the two reprints he is 'coveting […] went to the printer & were by him destroyed'. THREE: 15 July 1936. On letterhead of Glenshee, 53 Murray Road, Northwood, Middlesex. Acknowledging receipt of 'Eight Generations of the Pepys Family'. FOUR: ALS. 18 July 1936. On Chandos Street letterhead. Now that he has 'made time' to read 'the interleaved copy of the eight generations' he is writing to congratulate him 'most heartily on the result of a very fine & useful piece of work will will be of great value to real students of Pepys & his family'. The 'formula' Chappell has used 'is very similar to that which has just been advanced by Cyril Barnard in his “Classification for Medical Libraries”'. FIVE: Printed address titled: 'Mr. Samuel Pepys. An address delivered at St. Olave's, Hart Street, on May 17th, 1927. By Sir D'Arcy Power, K.B.E., M.A., M.B., Oxon., F.S.A., President of the Samuel Pepys Club. | on behalf of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society.' 8pp, 8vo. Stapled and paginated, without wraps. Plate tipped-in at rear, with illustration of St Olave's and 'Pepys House at Brampton before alteration'. In fair condition, lightly aged and spotted. A general overview, beginning: 'We are met here to-day to do honour to the memory of Samuel Pepys, a great public servant, a man of infinite variety and a Prince amongst diarists.' Uncommon: the only copies on LHD at the British Library, Wellcome and Royal Society of Medicine. SIX and SEVEN: Two press cuttings, both with printed slip of Durrant's cutting agency. The first, from Notes and Queries, 19 September 1936, a review of 'Eight Generations of the Pepys Family'; the second, Power's obituary in The Times, 19 May 1941.