SIR JOSEPH FAYRER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 03/04/1895 - HFSID 44418
Sale Price $198.00
SIR JOSEPH FAYRER. Autograph Letter signed: "J. Fayrer", 3p (integral leaf), 4¼x6¾. 53 Wimpole Street (London), 1895 March 4. On black-bordered mourning paper to "Dear Sir". In full: "I shall be happy to see you some day next week if that be convenient to you. I am at present, I regret to say, confined to my bed with pneumonia, but am getting better, and hope to be all right again soon. I will let you know soon, I hope. When I am better, fix a day for which it would be convenient for you to come to lunch at 11:30. Sincerely". Sir Joseph Fayrer (1824-1907), an English surgeon, served the British military in campaigns in the Mediterranean and South Asia. He taught surgery at the Medical College in Calcutta (1859-1872). A member of the Royal Society who was made a baron in 1896, Fayrer wrote extensively on Indian medical practices and on the poisonous snakes of that country. Fine condition.
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