Document ReferenceN Mc 1/28
TitleLetter from Priscilla McLaren, Edinburgh, to 'My dear friend' [unidentified]; 9 April 1850.
Date9 April 1850
Extent4 ff
Content DescriptionLetter addressed to 'My dear friend' and endorsed 'Shortly before Charles's birth'

Reveals her thoughts on the imminent birth of her child; is unhappy about her medical treatment by Dr Simpson; mentions her new doctor and the use of chloroform; refers to her experience with mesmerism; discusses authors they have read, or are reading, including [Channing], Caxton, Gilpillan, and Humboldt's letters; enquires if Mrs Gubbins is still in Leamington.
Termfamily & medical

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1850Simpson; - (fl 1850); Drfl 1850
NA1851Gubbins; - (fl 1850); Missfl 1850
NA1852Channing; - (fl 1850); -fl 1850
NA1853Gilpillan; - (fl 1850); -fl 1850
NA1854Humboldt; - (fl 1850); -fl 1850
NA920McLaren; Priscilla (1815-1906); née Bright social reformer1815-1906
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