Mar 19, 2015 - Sale 2376

Sale 2376 - Lot 69

Price Realized: $ 2,375
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
THANKING FOR REPORT ON HEALTH OF BRITISH SOLDIERS IN INDIA NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE. Autograph Letter Signed, to Mr. P. Davies, thanking him for his paper on the health of British soldiers in India, expressing regret that it was not available to the Commission on the Sanitary State of the Army in India, and sending the paper that was presented to the Commission [not present]. 3 1/2 pages, 8vo, written on a folded sheet, mourning stationery; complete separations at horizontal folds expertly repaired verso with tissue, minor scattered soiling. With the original envelope. Hampstead, 7 October 1863

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"I am extremely obliged to you for your valuable paper on points on the sanitary condition of the British soldier in India. They are important; being just the points which a careful N[on] C[ommissioned] officer would note in his daily life. . . .
"I wish that we could have had your evidence before the Commission on the sanitary state of the Army in India.
I send you a paper of mine, reprinted (not by me) which was laid before that Commission. . . ."