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

 

[ID:1499] From: Lady Mary Primrose (Vincent) (Lady Rosebery) / To: Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen) / Regarding: Lady Charlotte Primrose (Patient), Lady Mary Primrose (Patient) / 27 February 1778 / (Incoming)

Letter from Lady Rosebery, Barnbogle Castle [near Dalmeny], asking for advice on inoculating her eldest child against smallpox.

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FieldData
DOC ID 1499
RCPE Catalogue Number CUL/1/2/593
Main Language English
Document Direction Incoming
Date27 February 1778
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 Lady Rosebery, Barnbogle Castle [near Dalmeny], asking for advice on inoculating her eldest child against smallpox.
Manuscript Incomplete? No
Evidence of Commercial Posting No

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Case ID Description Num Docs
[Case ID:1018]
Case of the children of Lady Rosebery who are to be inoculated against smallpox.
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People linked to this document

Person IDRole in documentPerson
[PERS ID:2430]AuthorLady Mary Primrose (Lady Rosebery)
[PERS ID:1]AddresseeDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:2432]PatientLady Mary Primrose
[PERS ID:2431]PatientLady Charlotte Primrose
[PERS ID:1]Patient's Physician / Surgeon / ApothecaryDr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID:971]Other Physician / SurgeonMr Robert Sutton
[PERS ID:3304]Patient's Relative / Spouse / FriendEarl Neil Primrose (3rd Earl of Rosebery)

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Role in document Specific Place Settlements / Areas Region Country Global Region Confidence
Place of Writing Barnbougle Castle Firth of Forth Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Destination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Mentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain
Mentioned / Other Norfolk East England Europe certain

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Barnbougle Castle 27th February 1778. --

Sir


My Lord consulted you some time since about Inoculating Our Two
Children, & as you gave your Opinion then Absolutely Against
it, we gave up all thoughts of it, & still Continue to do so, with
regard to the youngest. I should not therefore have taken the
Liberty to trouble you a Second time upon the Subject, but
some circumstances having since arose in favor of Inoculating
the Eldest, I wish to have your Opinion upon them, before I
determine upon it. ---


As we have been detained here much longer than we expected, we
propose stoping at our House in Norfolk, in our way to London,
& taking the Eldest Child with us, suposily for the sake
of Inoculating her. as it is within 3 miles of the Old Mr
Sutton, whom we wish should Inoculate her, & we intend to
be there by the Middle of March, which I imagine will be
the best time of year for her. ---


We are inclined to follow this Scheme too, by considering that
if she is not Inoculated in this manner, She runs great



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hazard of catching the SmallPox in the natural way, by waiting
till her Sister is a proper Age to be Inoculated at the same
time: but what makes us doubt is, that my Lord thinks you
said, that no Child should be Inoculated till it is two years Old. --
She is now 10 months Old. Has been perfectly Healthy from her
Birth, & has been free from every Disease that young Children
are usually subject to; & is consequently a Strong Child.


She has Cut most of her teeth; & with great Ease, never having
been Feverish, & without any Convulsions, but She is still
Teething. ---


I am Sir
Your Humble Servant ---

M Rosebery. ---



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Lady Roseberry
Concerning her Children
27 February 1778

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Barnbougle Castle 27th Febry. 1778. --

Sir


My Lord consulted you some time since about Inoculating Our Two
Children, & as you gave your Opinion then Absolutely Against
it, we gave up all thoughts of it, & still Continue to do so, with
regard to the youngest. I should not therefore have taken the
Liberty to trouble you a Second time upon the Subject, but
some circumstances having since arose in favor of Inoculating
the Eldest, I wish to have your Opinion upon them, before I
determine upon it. ---


As we have been detained here much longer than we expected, we
propose stoping at our House in Norfolk, in our way to London,
& taking the Eldest Child with us, suposily for the sake
of Inoculating her. as it is within 3 miles of the Old Mr
Sutton, whom we wish should Inoculate her, & we intend to
be there by the Middle of March, which I imagine will be
the best time of year for her. ---


We are inclined to follow this Scheme too, by considering that
if she is not Inoculated in this manner, She runs great



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hazard of catching the SmallPox in the natural way, by waiting
till her Sister is a proper Age to be Inoculated at the same
time: but what makes us doubt is, that my Lord thinks you
said, that no Child should be Inoculated till it is two years Old. --
She is now 10 months Old. Has been perfectly Healthy from her
Birth, & has been free from every Disease that young Children
are usually subject to; & is consequently a Strong Child.


She has Cut most of her teeth; & with great Ease, never having
been Feverish, & without any Convulsions, but She is still
Teething. ---


I am Sir
Your Humble Sert ---

M Rosebery. ---



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Lady Roseberry
C. her Children
27 Feby 1778

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