Document ReferenceN Mc 1/17
TitleLetter from Priscilla McLaren, Exchange Bank, Edinburgh, to her husband Duncan McLaren senior; 11 January 1849.
Date11 January 1849
Extent4 ff with envelope
Content DescriptionDescribes her illness, 'obstructions'; and treatment, 'hot roasted onions' in her ear, a 'Whitworth rubbing bottle' (helped her teeth), 'vapour', and 'shallow bath', a 'dripping sheet' and a 'Sitz'; defends writing to her stepchildren, Grant and Catherine McLaren; notes his visit to the Combes; expresses her thoughts on the purpose of birthdays; hopes he likes his birthday present, a pocket pen-wiper.

Postmarks: 'LEEDS JA11 1849 F'; 'OTLEY JA11 1849'; JAN S 12 A 1849'.

Stamps: 2d [red/blue]
Termfamily & medical

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1821McLaren; Grant (fl 1849-1888)fl 1849-1888
NA1822McLaren; Catharine (-1869); Miss; 'Kate' 'Kitty'-1869
NA1823MacLeod; - (fl 1849-1874); Mrsfl 1849-1874
NA1775Bright; John (1811-1889); Mr; statesman1811-1899
NA1753Vaughan; Esther (1820-1850); Mrs; née Bright1820-1850
NA1824Combes; - (fl 1849); -fl 1849
NA920McLaren; Priscilla (1815-1906); née Bright social reformer1815-1906
NA924McLaren; Duncan (1800-1886); politician1800-1886
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