Library: British Library, London

Manuscript: Sloane MS 4052

Folio: ff. 120-121

Microfilm: The History of Science and Technology Series One: The Papers of Sir Hans Sloane, 1660-1753 From the British Library, London Part 1: Science & Society, 1660-1773 Reel 9 Sloane Mss. 4052, 4053 98472


Language: English

Letter Categories:
Medical

Letter Subject:
Hospital
Referrals


Date of letter (as written): May 28, 1732 (Gregorian)

Standardised date: 1732-05-28

Letter Origin (as written): Petersham

Letter Destination (as written): To Sr Hans Sloane in Kind Street near Bloomsbury Square

Author(s):
Mary Grey (née Tufton)

Recipient(s):
Sir Hans Sloane

Others Mentioned:
Mr. Larkham

Letter written about self or others: Others

Single or Multiple Sufferers: Single Sufferer


Patients Mentioned in Letter:

Patient 1

Unnamed Man (Male)

Age of Patient:

Description of Patient: The patient is Mary Grey's gardener. He concealed his illness out of shame.

Previous Treatment: He took the bark.

Ongoing Treatment:

Diagnosis: Fever.

Response:

Theme Description:

Themes(s):

Medical Problem(s):
Fevers


MESH :
Fever


Transcription:
[fol. 121] Sr I am very sorry to be troublesome to you, & especially upon such an occasion; my request is [...] you to get my Gardiner into an Hospital, His illness [...] wch He has been so much asham'd of, that He conceald [...]ause, & pretended to Mr: Larkham (ye Apothecary at [...]ond) yt He had a Fever yt came alwais in ye [...] for wch He has taken some Ounces of ye Bark [...] till me He is in a misserable condition so ye [...] He is put in away to be receiv'd & ye better. [...] will be so kind to do this, pray let me know [...] He shou'd go to London, & ye place where [...] yor faithfull humble sert MHarold

Other Notes:
The manuscript is torn. Mary Grey (nee Tufton) (d. 1785) was the daughter of Thomas Tufton, 6th Earl of Thanet, and Lady Catharine Cavendish. She married Anthony Grey, Earl of Harold, in 1718. After the latter's death she married John Leveson-Gower, 1st Earl Gower, in 1736 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Grey,_Earl_of_Harold; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Tufton,_6th_Earl_of_Thanet).