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Mary Carpenter (1807-1877), educationist, penal and social reformer in Bristol and India, abolitionist [Mrs Roberts of Liverpool; her nephew David Cargill]

[ Mary Carpenter, educationist, penal and social reformer in Bristol and India, abolitionist.] Autograph Letters Signed to Mrs Robert of Liverpool and her son David Cargill, on his position in India, a dedication from Queen Victoria.

See her entry in the Oxford DNB. Four items. Both letters signed 'Mary Carpenter'.ONE: ALS to David Cargill. 2pp, 16mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. Light remains of glue from mount adhering to edge on blank reverse of second leaf. Reads: 'Dear Sir | Having heard from Mrs. Roberts...

£400.00
John Conolly (1794-1866), psychiatrist and author, resident physician to the Middlesex County Asylum at Hanwell, pioneer of principle of non-restraint in treatment of the insane

[John Conolly, physician to Middlesex Asylum, Hanwell.] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. Conolly') to William Nicholas, Secretary, Royal Earlswood Asylum, protesting against the 'incurable effects' of oversized asylums like Colney Hatch and Hanwell.

3pp, 12mo. Bifolium on grey paper. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse of second leaf. A significant letter, in which a leading asylum keeper of the period protests against the Victorian trend towards the building of large mental institutions...

£300.00
John Conolly (1794-1866), psychiatrist and author, resident physician to the Middlesex County Asylum at Hanwell [William Frederick Cleveland, physician]

[John Conolly, physician to Middlesex Asylum, Hanwell.] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'J. Conolly') to W. F. Cleveland, regarding his consultation arrangements, the death of a relative, and obtaining the services of 'the attendant, Mrs. Hazell'

For information on the recipient the physician William Frederick Cleveland (1823-1898), see his obituary, BMJ, 3 December 1898. ONE: 1p, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded twice. He begins by stating that he 'constantly' sees 'patients in London for the ordinary Consultation Fee of 2...

£450.00
John Conolly (1794-1866), psychiatrist and author, resident physician to the Middlesex County Asylum at Hanwell [John Spurgin (1797-1866), physician and medical author]

[John Conolly, physician to Middlesex Asylum, Hanwell.] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. Conolly.') to 'Dr. Spurgin' [i.e. John Spurgin], reporting on the ill state of his health.

1p, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged, with small tape stain on reverse. Folded twice. The letter begins: 'My dear Dr. Spurgin, | Believing you to be left all alone, I was hoping to write and entreat you to come & see us: but a sudden return of Neuraliga faciei, now, I hope, leaving me,...

£300.00
John Conolly (1794-1866), psychiatrist and author, resident physician to the Middlesex County Asylum at Hanwell [George Samuel Jenks (1790-1882), Brighton physician]

[John Conolly, physician to Middlesex Asylum, Hanwell.] Autograph Letter Signed ('John Conolly' to 'Dr. Jenks' [i.e. George Samuel Jenks], accepting the 'hospitable invitation of the Resident Members at Brighton'.

1p, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Accepting, 'with very great pleasure, the kind & hospitable invitation of the Resident Members at Brighton for Wednesday the 13th August'. It is Conolly's intention 'to be present at the Public Breakfast & Dinner on the 14th.'

£100.00
John Conolly (1794-1866), psychiatrist and author, resident physician to the Middlesex County Asylum at Hanwell

[John Conolly, physician to Middlesex Asylum, Hanwell.] Autograph Letter Signed ('J. Conolly'), making the case for 'a well conducted Asylum [...] for the Insane of the Middle Classes'.

4pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, aged and creased, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to the reverse of the second leaf. The recipient is not named. Conolly begins by apologising for being unable to 'name any Asylum, near London, into which patients are received for the payment...

£500.00
Johann Gaspar Spurzheim (1776-1832), German physician and leading phrenologist [Joan, Lady Campbell (c.1775-1828), wife of John Campbell (1777-1847), 7th Duke of Argyll]

Johann Gaspar Spurzheim, German physician and leading phrenologist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Spurzheim'), in English, to Lady John Campbell, announcing that Phrenology is 'no longer quackery', and discussing his short 'stay in Great Britain'.

2pp, 4to. Bifolium. Addressed on reverse of second leaf, with chipped seal in red wax and postmarks, to 'Lady John Campbell | Ardeneagle Castle | Helensburgh N. B. | Scotland'. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse of second leaf. He has...

£950.00
Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893), pioneering French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology

[Jean-Martin Charcot, pioneering French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology.] Prescription, signed 'Charcot'.

1p, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to the reverse. Folded once. Ten lines, including four numbered 'médecins' necessary for the treatment, followed by Charcot's signature, beneath which is what appears to be that of a colleague of Charcot: '[L...

£550.00
George Combe (1788-1858), Scottish phrenologist and lawyer, founder of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society [William Tait (1792-1864), editor and proprietor, Tait's Edinburgh Magazine]

[George Combe, founder of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Geo. Combe') to William Tait, asking him to insert an advertisement in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine, and complaining of the loss of previous advertisements.

1p, 16mo. Bifolium. Aged and worn, with repair with archival tape to outer edge. Addressed on reverse of second leaf to 'William Tait Esq | 107 Princes Street'. He writes that he is enclosing an advertisement which he wishes to be inserted in Tait's Magazine on four occasions between November...

£250.00
George Combe (1788-1858), Scottish phrenologist and lawyer, founder of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society [Sir William Hamilton; Edinburgh Review]

[George Combe, founder of the Edinburgh Phrenological Society.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Geo. Combe') to Inverness 'Courier' editor, regarding Sir William Hamilton, 'Mr. A. Smith, Banff' and Edinburgh Review article on 'The Ethics of Phrenology'.

1p, 16mo. Aged, worn and discoloured, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse. 'Sir | In your notice of the late Mr. A. Smith, Banff, you mention that he wrote “The Ethics of Phrenology” an article in the Edinburgh Review. As this article was generally ascribed to Sir William...

£200.00
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