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Previous Numbers WMS/ALS: Gaskell
Level Item
Extent 1 letter
Title Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn (1810-1865)
Date c.1854
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Name Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, 1810-1865
Description Autograph letter, signed, to "Mrs Scott" (Ann Scott, wife of Alexander Scott (1805-1866). Principal of Owens' College). The letter discusses the case of a Mrs Glover of Bury, suffering from a uterine tumour, and the possibilities of her treatment by Dr Protheroe Smith at the Women's Hospital, Soho Square, or by means of mesmerism; Gaskell quotes the opinions of John Malcolm Ludlow (1821-1911), the Christian Socialist, who was also involved in the case.
Acquisition Details Purchased from Michael Silverman, 1993.
Accession Number acc. 349315
Access Status Open
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Language English
Physical Description 9pp 8vo.
Finding Aids Described in typescript supplements, by Christopher Hilton and Richard Aspin, to the Library's published finding aids.
Related Material

In the Wellcome Library:

Letters by Protheroe Smith are held as MS.7655/82-84.

Relevant Publications The letter is discussed in detail in Christopher Hilton, "Elizabeth Gaskell and Mesmerism: An Unpublished Letter", in Medical History, 1995, 39: 219-235.


Subject Neoplasms
Subject Correspondence
MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
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