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

 

[ID:6113] From: Mr Charles Angiers / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Miss Carter (Patient) / 30 October 1783 / (Incoming)

Letter from Charles Angier thanking Cullen for recommending him to Mrs Carter of Theakstone, 'to Cure one of her Daughters of an Impediment in her speech'', and informing him of the patient's progress and his own investigations into problems with speech. Sent under cover of a free 'Frank' (missing).

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FieldData
DOC ID 6113
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/3/106
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date30 October 1783
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 Charles Angier thanking Cullen for recommending him to Mrs Carter of Theakstone, 'to Cure one of her Daughters of an Impediment in her speech'', and informing him of the patient's progress and his own investigations into problems with speech. Sent under cover of a free 'Frank' (missing).
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting Yes

Case

Cases that this document belongs to:

Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:2438]
Case of a daughter of Mrs Carter, who has been treated by Mr Charles Angier for a speech impediment.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:3666]AuthorMr Charles Angiers
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:4136]PatientMiss Carter
[PERS ID:3666]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryMr Charles Angiers
[PERS ID:4135]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr Saunders
[PERS ID:4138]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendPrince Henry
[PERS ID:4133]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMrs Carter (of Theakstone)
[PERS ID:4134]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendMr Carter (of Theakstone)
[PERS ID:4137]OtherDr Thomas Leland

Places linked to this document

Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other Buroughbridge (Burrowbridge / Burrow Bridge) North-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Theakston North-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other 15 St Cross Street, Hatton Garden Camden London and South-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Earl's Court Kensington London and South-East England Europe certain

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Dear Sir


I should long since have acknowledged your
remembrance and kindness to me, after so many Years Absence
in recommending me to Mrs Carter of Theakstone near Burrough
Bridge Yorkshire, to Cure one of her Daughters of an Impediment
in her Speech
, but I did not know till very lately that it was
thro' your recommendation I had her, tho' Dr Saunders sent
to me near three Years since, but he did not inform me he
made this Enquiry by your request. -- I had the Young
Lady put under my Care soon after, who staid with me, almost
a Year, who left me so compleatly recover'd of her Speech, as her
Friends were then and are to this Day perfectly satisfied, as she
speaks as well now, as when she left me, for I visit the Family
very frequently as Mr & Mrs Carter are come to live in Town
for the agreeable Accommodation of their Daughter, while acquiring
their Education, they live at Number 15. Cross Street Hatton Garden.
who desir'd this most respectful Compliments to You.


Since I was at Edinburgh I have had a great Num¬
ber of Persons under my Care labouring under Impediments
in their Speech
. with most of whom I have been so considerably
successful, as to perfectly cure many, and most of the rest to
have their Misfortune greatly alleviated - I found at my first




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attempting this Profession, the true Causes of Impediments had
been but very little inquired into, and I must confess I found
great difficulties attending Enquiries into the various powers and
uses of the Organs of Speech as we employ them in a natural speech
with all the various Inflexions of the Voice; a very different
Subject of Enquiry to those who have studied them, for the
purpose of teaching the Deaf and Dumb to produce unvaried
articulate Sounds. -- I therefore considered this Profession
of curing Impediments in Speech, in its Infancy, and I
thought the only way to bring it to maturity, was to take un¬
wearied pains myself, and to lay myself open to every kind
of information I could otherwise gain, and I have been
very happily directed in my Enquiries by several ingenious
Gentlemen, particularly Dr Leland late Professor of Oratory
in the University of Dublin, and some others of that learned
Body - and I have the happiness to inform you, that I
have acquir'd such a degree of knowledge of the ↑various↑ Causes of
these Defects. that I very seldom meet with an Impediment,
the Causes of which, and the manner of removing it, I can
not soon ascertain, and which may in about 6 or 8 Months
be effectively remov'd if the Pupils are attentive -- The Noble




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man who favour'd me with this Cover, 1 had a Son who was
very successful under my Care, and has been out with Prince
Henry all the Time he was at Sea and thro whom I have
had several very respectable Pupils -- Permit me Sir
to acknowledge my grateful Sense for the honour you did
in countenancing me when at Edinburgh and for your
kind remembrance of me after so many Years Absence,


and am your very much obliged humble
Servant
Charles Angier

Earls Court near
Kensington London
October 30 1783 --

Notes:

1: A cover-sheet with a "Frank", which allowed the letter to pass through the postal system for free. "Franks" were usually issued to members of parliament and other court of government officials she might then, as here, gift them to another party. the actual 'cover' sheet is missing.

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Dr Sr.


I should long since have acknowledged your
remembrance and kindness to me, after so many Years Absence
in recommending me to Mrs Carter of Theakstone near Burrough
Bridge Yorkshire, to Cure one of her Daughters of an Impediment
in her Speech
, but I did not know till very lately that it was
thro' your recommendation I had her, tho' Dr Saunders sent
to me near three Years since, but he did not inform me he
made this Enquiry by your request. -- I had the Young
Lady put under my Care soon after, who staid with me, almost
a Year, who left me so compleatly recover'd of her Speech, as her
Friends were then and are to this Day perfectly satisfied, as she
speaks as well now, as when she left me, for I visit the Family
very frequently as Mr & Mrs Carter are come to live in Town
for the agreeable Accommodation of their Daughter, while acquiring
their Education, they live at N 15. Cross Street Hatton Garden.
who desir'd this most respectful Compliments to You.


Since I was at Edinburgh I have had a great Num¬
ber of Persons under my Care labouring under Impediments
in their Speech
. with most of whom I have been so considerably
successful, as to perfectly cure many, and most of the rest to
have their Misfortune greatly alleviated - I found at my first




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attempting this Profession, the true Causes of Impediments had
been but very little inquired into, and I must confess I found
great difficulties attending Enquiries into the various powers and
uses of the Organs of Speech as we employ them in a natural speech
with all the various Inflexions of the Voice; a very different
Subject of Enquiry to those who have studied them, for the
purpose of teaching the Deaf and Dumb to produce unvaried
articulate Sounds. -- I therefore considered this Profession
of curing Impediments in Speech, in its Infancy, and I
thought the only way to bring it to maturity, was to take un¬
wearied pains myself, and to lay myself open to every kind
of information I could otherwise gain, and I have been
very happily directed in my Enquiries by several ingenious
Gentlemen, particularly Dr Leland late Professor of Oratory
in the University of Dublin, and some others of that learned
Body - and I have the happiness to inform you, that I
have acquir'd such a degree of knowledge of the ↑various↑ Causes of
these Defects. that I very seldom meet with an Impediment,
the Causes of which, and the manner of removing it, I can
not soon ascertain, and which may in about 6 or 8 Months
be effectively remov'd if the Pupils are attentive -- The Noble




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man who favour'd me with this Cover, 1 had a Son who was
very successful under my Care, and has been out with Prince
Henry all the Time he was at Sea and thro whom I have
had several very respectable Pupils -- Permit me Sr
to acknowledge my grateful Sense for the honour you did
in countenancing me when at Edinburgh and for your
kind remembrance of me after so many Years Absence,


and am your very much obliged humble
Sert
Charles Angier

Earls Court near
Kensington London
Octo. 30 1783 --

Notes:

1: A cover-sheet with a "Frank", which allowed the letter to pass through the postal system for free. "Franks" were usually issued to members of parliament and other court of government officials she might then, as here, gift them to another party. the actual 'cover' sheet is missing.

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