Document ReferencePw C 109
TitleLetter from William Burton, Yarmouth [Norfolk], to John Achard (in English); 28 Dec. 1754
Date28 December 1754
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionDiscussion of the recent election [possibly Yarmouth Dec. 1754?] and possibilty of another one due to the appointment of Mr Townsend [Charles Townshend] to a Lordship of the Treasury.

Wonders who will replace Mr Grosmith [possibly George Grossmith, clergyman, as rector of Hedgerley?] who has recently died.

Discussion of the prose works of Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, including his attitde to the clergy and metaphysics. Gives his opinion of the philosopher John Locke, taught to him by Mr Mace, now professor at Gresham College.

Has been unable to persuade any of his patients to take the antipodagric powder for 10 days, all complain that it makes them feel too nauseous in their stomach. States that the Elixir Proprietatis Helmontii has found to be equally effective in long standing cases of gout, but may cause problems in patients liable to haemorrhoids.

Praises an Italian physician, Signor Buspini, who carries out dentistry on the gentry of the county [Norfolk].
Termelections, Yarmouth
appointments, government, Lord of the Treasury
education, adult education, Gresham College, London
medical conditions, haemorrhoids, complications
medical treatments, for gout
medical treatments, dental work
dental treatment

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA11996Townshend; Charles (1725-1767); Mr; M.P. and 2nd son of 3rd Viscount Townshend; chancellor of the exchequer 17661725-1767
NA80296Grossmith; George (1724-1754); Rev; rector of Hedgerley, parish containing Bulstrode, seat of the Duke of Portland1724-1754
NA19002St John; Henry (1678-1751); 1st Viscount Bolingbroke; statesman1678-1751
NA18881Locke; John (1632-1704); Mr; philosopher1632-1704
NA80297Mace; William (-1767); Professor; Professor of Law at Gresham College from 1744; Fellow of the Royal Society-1767
NA40664Burton; William (fl 1745-1753); Drfl 1745-1753
NA80298Buspini (fl 1754-1755); Signor; Italian physician who carrried out dental surgery in Norfolkfl 1754-1755
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