WILLIAM "1ST BARONET" JENNER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/03/1883 - HFSID 178086
WILLIAM "1ST BARONET" JENNER He pens this autograph letter declining an invitation Autograph Letter Signed: "W. Jenner", 2¼p, 8¾x7. Grosvenor Square, 1883 May 3. On imprinted stationery to "Dear Mr. Raphael".
Sale Price $935.00
WILLIAM "1ST BARONET" JENNER He pens this autograph letter declining an invitation Autograph Letter Signed: "W. Jenner", 2¼p, 8¾x7. Grosvenor Square, 1883 May 3. On imprinted stationery to "Dear Mr. Raphael". In full: "I did not answer your letter because I was uncertain if I would be in town on Saturday and as it is still uncertain I am unable to fix a time. I may have to go to Boston on Saturday, and then I should not be back till Monday. I thought I might know by this time nut as no word and you are impatient for an answer. I write to decline. Yours truly". Handwritten postscript: "Would you like me to bring an horn for Monday, or wait til I know about going Boston on Saturday?" At the time of this letter, Jenner was President of the Royal College of Physicians (1881-1888). British physician William Jenner (1815-1898) is best known for distinguishing the separate identities of typhus and typhoid fevers (1847). A renowned physician and consultant, he was named Physician Extraordinary (1861) and Physician in Ordinary to Queen Victoria (1862) and Physician in Ordinary to the Prince of Wales (1863). Jenner, who was created a Baronet in 1868, was President of the Royal College of Physicians from 1881-1888. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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