[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'

John Conolly (1794-1866), psychiatrist and author, resident physician to the Middlesex County Asylum at Hanwell [William Frederick Cleveland, physician]
Publication details: 
ONE: On letterhead of Hanwell, London, W.; 15 January 1861. TWO: Hanwell, W.; 31 January 1861.
SKU: 21854

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 Gs.' Because of the 'lamented death of a relative at a distance', Conolly is 'unable to name an earlier time for having the pleasure to meet you than Monday next, the 21st., at 3 o'Clock'. TWO: 2pp, 12mo. Bifolium on grey paper, with mourning border. In fair condition, lightly aged and discoloured, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to reverse of second leaf. He begins by expressing the hope that 'the attendant, Mrs. Hazell, will call at 29 Carlton Villas' the following day. He blames himself for the delay, but hopes that 'Mrs. Hazell's services will be secured. She is an experienced, kind, and quiet person.' In a postscript Conolly addresses Cleveland's 'uncertainty as to my arrangements': 'I am sure you will excuse my mentioning that I now have rooms in Albemarle St. No. 37. - when I hope to be two or three days in the week – after one o'clock'. In 1863 Webster's Royal Red Book identifies: 'GREEN, Fredk. Esq. 29 Carlton-villas, Maida-hill, W.'