Letter 0256

Elizabeth Irwin to Hans Sloane – August 31, 1717

Item info

Date: August 31, 1717
Author: Elizabeth Irwin
Recipient: Hans Sloane

Library: British Library, London
Manuscript: Sloane MS 4075
Folio: ff. 331-332

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    Name: N/A Alice Irwin
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    She was taking Bath water instead of the German spa water (which she had stopped) because it caused pain. Dr. Bare ordered a bitter infusion and asked her to return to Bath. Trying to complete business at home to comply with his orders.


    Thanked Sloane for his care of her and her daughter's health. Arrived at Walcote a week before and travelled better than expected. Had some return of pain, but not for long.

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