[Astley Cooper [Sir Astley Paston Cooper], distinguished anatomist.] Correspondence with fellow-surgeon Nicholas Birch, comprising two Autograph Letters Signed and six Autograph Notes Signed.

Astley Cooper [Sir Astley Paston Cooper] (1768-1841), distinguished surgeon and anatomist
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One dated 23 March 1827, two with 1824 postmarks; the rest undated.
SKU: 25524

Giving an insight into the nuts and bolts of Georgian medical practice. See Cooper's entry in the Oxford DNB. The recipient was the son-in-law of the apothecary William Complin (1729-1808), and lived in Mansell Street from the latter’s death until his own, and was possibly succeeded at the address by his son George, also a surgeon. The material is in good condition, lightly worn, on aged paper. All items 1p, 12mo, and four on bifoliums addressed on second leaf. All six signed ‘Astley Cooper’. ONE: ALS. ‘Tuesday’. ‘My dear Sir / I have for many months made up my mind to be in London only three days in the week viz. Monday Tuesday and Friday - I shall be happy to have the honor of visiting Lord Kingston to day with you but I cannot do so tomorrow - Will 1/2 past one to day be convenient to him & to you’. TWO: ALS. He was ‘obliged to go to Worcester on Friday Evening & my engagement to meet you I unfortunately forgot untill after I had left London’. He suggests another date and time. THREE: AN. ‘Monday Mng’, With two postmarks: 4 October 1824 and ‘T. P / Charing Cross’. Addressed to ‘Mr Birch Esq / Surgeon / Mansel St / Goodmans Fields’. Expressing a willingness to see him ‘any morning this week before one o clock’. FOUR: AN. Two postmarks: 18 October 1824 and ‘T. P / Charing Cross’. ‘At four o clock on Wednesday I will have the pleasure of meeting you in Change Alley’. FIVE: AN. 23 March 1827. Altering the time of a meeting, as ‘Something particular has occurred’. SIX: AN. ‘I shall be happy to see you any morning this week before one o clock’.