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SIR WILLIAM O. PRIESTLEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/10/1872 - HFSID 44431

The English obstetrician arranges a consultation. His letter is accompanied by his hand-addressed envelope. Autograph Letter signed: "Wm O. Priestley", 1p, 4x6. Mayfair, 1872 July 10. To Dr. John Russel Reynolds.

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WILLIAM O. PRIESTLEY
The English obstetrician arranges a consultation. His letter is accompanied by his hand-addressed envelope.
Autograph Letter signed: "Wm O. Priestley", 1p, 4x6. Mayfair, 1872 July 10. To Dr. John Russel Reynolds. In full: "I shall be happy to meet you this afternoon in Princes Gate to see Mrs. Morgan at 4.30." Slightly creased. Light ink transfer at blank areas. Fine condition. With original envelope addressed by Priestley to: "Dr. Russel Reynolds/38 Grosvenor St", initialed at lower left: "WOP". Hand delivered, no postal markings. Lightly creased and soiled, else fine. Sir William Overend Priestley (1829-1900), the grand-nephew of Joseph Priestly (the discoverer of Oxygen), a member of the Royal College of Surgeons from 1852, teacher, writer and obstetrician at King's College, London. He is honored for turning the traditional craft of midwifery into the science of obstetrics. He was elected as a Conservative to the House of Commons in 1896, representing the Universities of Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Two items.

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