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


[ID:5273] From: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / To: Lady Elizabeth Gavin (Maitland) (Betty) / Regarding: Miss Hercy Christina Maria Gavin (Patient), Countess Mary Turner Maitland (de Lombe) (Lady Lauderdale) (Patient) / May 1786 / (Outgoing)

Letter to an unnamed female addressee [presumably Lady Betty] concerning the case of Miss Hercy.


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DOC ID 5273
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/1/19/85
Main Language English
Document Direction Outgoing
DateMay 1786
Annotation None
TypeMachine scribal copy
Enclosure(s) No enclosure(s)
Autopsy No
Recipe No
Regimen No
Letter of Introduction No
Case Note No
Summary Letter to an unnamed female addressee [presumably Lady Betty] concerning the case of Miss Hercy.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No


Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1915]
Case of Miss Hercy [Hearsy] Gavin who has a chest complaint, suspected to be consumption with other symptoms including an eruption on her face and who is to travel to France.
[Case ID:2355]
Case of the Countess of Lauderdale who has a bowel disorder.

People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:1]AuthorDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5188]AddresseeLady Elizabeth Gavin (Betty)
[PERS ID:5187]PatientMiss Hercy Christina Maria Gavin
[PERS ID:5190]PatientCountess Mary Turner Maitland (Lady Lauderdale)
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:5188]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendLady Elizabeth Gavin (Betty)
[PERS ID:964]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendEarl James Maitland (of Lauderdale; Lord Lauderdale; 7th Earl of Lauderdale)

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Cullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Langton North-East England Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Haltoun House / Hatton House Ratho Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

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