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

 

[ID:2150] From: Mr Thomas Naismith / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Mr Thomas Mackenzie (Tom) (Patient) / 13 February 1782 / (Incoming)

Letter from Thomas Naismith. Covering letter for one from his brother-in-law, John Mackenzie, concerning Mackenzie's infant son.

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Metadata

FieldData
DOC ID 2150
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/1225a
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date13 February 1782
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 Thomas Naismith. Covering letter for one from his brother-in-law, John Mackenzie, concerning Mackenzie's infant son.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1499]
Case of Tom, the infant son of the Revd. Mackenzie, who is ill with fits after being inoculated against smallpox.
3


People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:3587]AuthorMr Thomas Naismith
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3586]PatientMr Thomas Mackenzie (Tom)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:3589]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Agnes Mackenzie
[PERS ID:3585]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendReverend John Mackenzie (of Portpatrick)
[PERS ID:3587]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Thomas Naismith
[PERS ID:3588]OtherLady Eleanor Agnew

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Saint Patrick Street Portpatrick (Aires / Aress) Borders Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Portpatrick (Aires / Aress) Borders Scotland Europe certain

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Dear Sir


I am always giving you some trouble
either upon my own Account or that of my
[Co]nnections which you'll readily allow is no
very good Sign of either --- The Inclosed I had to¬
day from my Brother in Law Minister at
Port Patrick Husband to my sister whom
you have seen with Lady Agnew -- It relates
to an only Son & as fine a {illeg} promising
Child before his Innoculation as fever said &
it would be a pity to loss him -- [Tomorrow?]
is the {illeg} night & therefore must beg the
favour of you to look over the letter & Cause
any of the young Gentlemen to write any
little thing which Occurrs to you, so as I
may Immediately give Mr Mackenzie an
Answer for in a Case like the present, no
time is to be lossd -- I am almost ashamed
to offer the Inclosed, it being so very in¬
adequate to the trouble I am giving you,
but the Clergy you know are not rich, which
I hope will be a sufficient Appology --


I am Dear Sir Your
Much obliged humble Servant
Thos. Naismith

St Patricks Street
13 February 1782



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Doctor Cullen
Mint


The Revd.
Mr Mackenzies Child
February 1782.
V XIII. p. 290.

Diplomatic Text

[Page 1]
Dr Sir


I am always giving you some trouble
either upon my own Account or that of my
[Co]nnections which you'll readily allow is no
very good Sign of either --- The Inclosed I had to¬
day from my Brother in Law Minister at
Port Patrick Husband to my sister whom
you have seen with Lady Agnew -- It relates
to an only Son & as fine a {illeg} promising
Child before his Innoculation as fever said &
it would be a pity to loss him -- [Tomorrow?]
is the {illeg} night & therefore must beg the
favour of you to look over the letter & Cause
any of the young Gentlemen to write any
little thing which Occurrs to you, so as I
may Immediately give Mr Mackenzie an
Answer for in a Case like the present, no
time is to be lossd -- I am almost ashamed
to offer the Inclosed, it being so very in¬
adequate to the trouble I am giving you,
but the Clergy you know are not rich, which
I hope will be a sufficient Appology --


I am Dr Sir Your
Much obliged hule Servt
Thos. Naismith

St Patricks Street
13 Febry 1782



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Doctor Cullen
Mint


The Revd.
Mr Mackenzies Child
Febry 1782.
V XIII. p. 290.

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