[Charles Murchison, eminent physician, President of the Pathological Society of London.] Two Autograph Letters Signed (both 'C. Murchison') to [William Frederick] Cleveland, regarding treatment of the final illness of the physician James Copland.

Charles Murchison (1830-1879), eminent physician; President of the Pathological Society of London [William Frederick Cleveland; James Copland; Sir Henry Thompson]
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5 and 10 July 1870. The first with letterhead of 79 Wimpole Street, London W.

For Murchison and the subject of the letter, the eminent Scottish physician and medical author James Copland (1791-1870), see the Oxford DNB. Both items bifoliums; and both in good condition, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to the reverse of the second leaf. ONE: 3pp, 12mo. He begins by saying that he has seen Sir Henry Thompson (1820-1904), who 'cannot possibly meet us to-morrow but he will be at Dr Coplands at 3.40 on Thursday – That is the day of my Law Case but I will be there if I can'.

[ Sir Roderick Murchison, Scottish geologist. ] Autograph Note Signed ('Rod. I. Murchison') to Sir John P. Boileau, inviting him to dine with 'M. Quetelet' and 'one or two friends'.

Sir Roderick Murchison [ Sir Roderick Impey Murchison ] (1792-1871), Scottish geologis who discovered the Silurian system [ Sir John Peter Boileau (1794-1869), archaeologist; Adolphe Quetelet ]
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On letterhead of 16 Belgrave Square, S.W. [ London ] 17 July 1860.

1p., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly aged paper with minor traces of glue at head. Addressed to 'Sir John P. Boileau Bt.' Reads: 'My dear Sir John, | If you are disengaged on Friday next I wish you would gratify me by dining with us "en petit comité" to meet M Quetelet & one or two friends'. 'M Quetelet' is the Belgian astronomer Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874), founder of the Brussels Observatory.

[John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley.] Secretarial Letter, signed by him ('Wodehouse'), informing the geologist David Forbes of Lord John Russell's opinion on the appointment of 'a British Chargé d'Affaires or Consular Officer in Bolivia'.

John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley [Lord Wodehouse] (1826-1902), British Liberal politician [David Forbes (1828-1876), geologist; Lord John Russell, Liberal Prime Minister; Sir Roderick Murchison]
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Foreign Office [Whitehall, London.] 30 November 1860.

2pp., foolscap 8vo. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper. With envelope addressed to 'David Forbes Esq | care of | Sir R. Murchison Bart | 16 Belgrave Square | SW.' and franked 'Wodehouse'. Wodehouse occupied the position of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs between 1859 and 1861. The letter reads: 'Sir, | With reference to your letter of the 20th.

Autograph Letter Signed ('W H Russell') from the war reporter on The Times William Howard Russell to Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, praising him fulsomely on the creation of his baronetcy.

William Howard Russell (1820-1907), Irish reporter with The Times, one of the first modern war correspondents [Sir Roderick Impey Murchison (1792-1871), Scottish geologist]
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18 Sumner Place, SW, London, on letterhead of the Garrick Club. 9 July 1866.

3pp., 12mo. Gilt-edged bifolium. Fair, on aged paper, with the reverse of the second leaf backed with part of the leaf on which the letter was previously laid down.

Autograph Signature on fragment of letter.

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison (1792-1871), Scottish geologist
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Without date or place.

On piece of paper roughly one inch by three and a half inches wide. Good, with glue staining to reverse. Reads 'Yours sincerely | Rod. I. Murchison | P.S. | <...>. On reverse (which is docketed in pencil) 'I <...> | that when Lord Palmeston died he had in his <...> 80 applications <...>'.

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