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The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

 

[ID:1695] From: Mr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Margaret Neilson (Peggy) (Patient) / 7? June 1779 / (Incoming)

Letter from Robert Neilson concerning the case of his daughter, Peggy Neilson, who has been transported, presumably, to her home in Pailsey by coach via a night at Livingston. Month and year annotated on wrapper but not day. Must be before 9 June, when Cullen replies (in letter 4453).

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 1695
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/782
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date7? June 1779
Annotation None
TypeAuthorial original
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter from Robert Neilson concerning the case of his daughter, Peggy Neilson, who has been transported, presumably, to her home in Pailsey by coach via a night at Livingston. Month and year annotated on wrapper but not day. Must be before 9 June, when Cullen replies (in letter 4453).
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:363]
Case of Miss Peggy Neilson seriously ill with sores, breathing problems and a 'hectic', which eventually proves fatal.
7


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:206]AuthorMr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2092]PatientMiss Margaret Neilson (Peggy)
[PERS ID:2909]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr I. Taylor
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:206]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Robert Neilson (Nielson, of Paisley)
[PERS ID:2668]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Jean Neilson (Nielson)
[PERS ID:2895]Other Nicholson
[PERS ID:2896]Other ('The Coach Man')
[PERS ID:2897]Other

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Paisley Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Livingston Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

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Dear Sir


Mrs Neilson & Peggy arrived
here last night about Six, Peggy stood
her Journey far better than expectation
first night they came to Livingston
as Nicholsons house was all new
Painted & She coud not stand the
smell -The Cogh was easey on the Road
& the looseness left her altogether,
from friday about ten oclock to this
morning about one she had no stooll
& none since again & only 2 spoonfull
of mixture given her on Friday &
one on Saturday -- She Slept pritty
well all night but has raither
Coghed more this morning & spitt
a little -- She wishes for Marmalet
pray woud you recomend it to her
or Mares Milk or Womens Milk
her pulse was rather quick & Strong
last night - but this morning is
slower & weaker
---We expect you
to give Mr Taylor directions about
her


The Coach Man said as they
had taken fewer days on the Road



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than you spoke of to his Master he was to
gett more than in your Card 1 therefor did
not choice to take the money here but
wished you & his Master to setle,{illeg} he took
thirty Shillings from me to bear charges
& I will be much obliged to you to pay
what more you think right & advise me
& I will send you the money -- Mrs
Neilson & I are much obliged to for your
attention to them & I am

Dear Sir Your Most humble Servant
Robt Neilson



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Doctor Cullen
Edinburgh


Mr Neilson of Paisley
of his Daughter. ---
June 1779 ✍V.X.p176.

Notes:

1: This monetary arrangement is not entirely clear, but Cullen had obviously sent some first of guarantee of payment for coach travel ahead of the party but the estimated costs have changed.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Dr. Sr


Mrs Neilson & Peggy arrived
here last night abt Six, Peggy stood
her Journey far better than expectation
first night they came to Livingston
as Nicholsons house was all new
Painted & She coud not stand the
smell -The Cogh was easey on the Road
& the looseness left her altogether,
from friday abt ten oclock to this
morning abt one she had no stooll
& none since again & only 2 spoonfull
of mixture given her on Friday &
one on Saturday -- She Slept pritty
well all night but has raither
Coghed more this morning & spitt
a little -- She wishes for Marmalet
pray woud you recomend it to her
or Mares Milk or Womens Milk
her pulse was rather quick & Strong
last night - but this morning is
slower & weaker
---We expect you
to give Mr Taylor directions abt
her


The Coach Man said as they
had taken fewer days on the Road



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than you spoke of to his Master he was to
gett more than in your Card 1 therefor did
not choice to take the money here but
wished you & his Master to setle,{illeg} he took
thirty Shillings from me to bear charges
& I will be much obliged to you to pay
what more you think right & advise me
& I will send you the money -- Mrs
Neilson & I are much obliged to for your
attention to them & I am

Dr Sr Your Most huble Servt
Robt Neilson



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Doctor Cullen
Edr.


Mr Neilson of Paisley
of his Daughter. ---
June 1779 ✍V.X.p176.

Notes:

1: This monetary arrangement is not entirely clear, but Cullen had obviously sent some first of guarantee of payment for coach travel ahead of the party but the estimated costs have changed.

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