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Record number: WCP1641

Sent by:
Elizabeth Blackwell
Sent to:
Annie Wallace (née Mitten)
27 December 1890

Sent by Elizabeth Blackwell, Rock House, Hastings to Annie Wallace (née Mitten) Corfe View, Parkstone, Dorset on 27 December 1890.

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23 May 2011 by NHM


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LETTER (WCP1641.1420)

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Natural History Museum
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NHM WP1/4/18
Copyright owner:
Copyright of the Elizabeth Blackwell Literary Estate.

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Rock House,

Dec[ember]. 27th / [18]90

My dear Mrs. Wallace

Your beautiful inspiration came safely to me today, assuring me of your friendly remembrance. Most heartily I send on my good wishes for your "Happy New Year"; and when your improvements are really complete, I hope you will soon forget the serious discomfort [[2]] that produced them!

The only item of personal interest that I can report is my address on "Christianity in Medicine" which I gave last week to a London Society.

Sometime I shall print this careful statement of the basis of medical science, as I believe, and shall offer you a copy. Meanwhile with kindest remembrance to Mr. Wallace and your children.

Believe me | Very sincerely y[ou]rs | E. Blackwell1[signature]


1. Blackwell, Dr. Elizabeth (1821-1910); first female physician


Lewis, Jone Johnson (2014). Elizabeth Blackwell. <http://womenshistory.about.com/od/blackwellelizabeth/a/eliz_blackwell.htm> [accessed 1 July 2014]

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