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NIGHTINGALE (Florence, 1820-1910, Nurse and Hospital Reformer)

Fine early Autograph Letter Signed 'Florence Nightingale' in Scutari, to Miss Erskine thanking her "for the information so kindly procured for me by you relative to the case of W. H. Clements. In answer to your letter ... & enquiry relative to the Officer's Nurses - since poor Mr Willoughby Moore's death, I have by order of the General Commander, undertaken the sick officers and their nursing at the General hospital here and some few very serious cases at the Barrack Hospital. Of Mrs W. Moore's staff of four nurses, I have taken two, 'Caitor' & 'Dawson', who are nursing my sick Officers here. A third died Oct 8th. A fourth Mrs Moore's own ... was sent home and I have no intention of having her out again. Could you give me any information about an Officer, named Townsend, embarked from hence (from Hospital) ... for Crimea, landed at Naval Hospital, Therapia, with Cholera, died same day. His friends wd be most grateful for any information. They have heard nothing but the bare fact of his death from his Commanding Officer. They do not even tell me his Regt, which I forget. I am most grateful to you for your information - I beg to know whether you have any wants which I can supply, gelatine etc ...", with a postscript that she "can never forget your kind care of me when I was ill ...", 3 sides 4to., with original autograph envelope, Barrack Hospital, Scutari, 18th January dated 1846 but has to be a neat cut has been professionally repaired, barely affecting the signature

Item Date:  1856
Stock No:  39709      £1750

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NORODOM SURAMARIT (1896-1960, King of Cambodia from 1955 until his death)

Fine Certificate signed authorising Reginald Louis SECONDÉ (1922-2017, British Diplomat and Ambassador) to function as the Consul of United Kingdome in Cambodia, also Signed by the Foreign Minister Sim VAR (1906-1989, Cambodian Politician, Prime Minister of Cambodia from July 1957 to January 1958), together with a translated copy in French, both have to gold Cambodian Royal Crest at the head and the original has a fine seal, each 19" x 12½" with original envelope

Item Date:  0
Stock No:  39734      £225

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