The appointment letters of John Durancé George, Dental Surgeon

Writer: William Frederick Chambers

Date: August 1847

Address: 46 Brook Street

My dear Mr George

You have been so
very kind to my children
(as well as to myself) that you
must allow me on the
occasion of my eldest daughter’s
approaching marriage to
enable you to celebrate the
event, which is shortly to
take place, in a few bottles
of Champagne.

Believe me Dear Mr George
        your much obliged
            & faithful
      WF Chambers
46 Brook Street
   Aug 1847


William Frederick Chambers (1786-1855) was a fellow physician, and had been Physician to St George’s Hospital from 1816-1839. He was gazetted physician in ordinary to Queen Adelaide on 25 October 1836, and physician in ordinary to William IV on 4 May 1837. He became physician in ordinary to Queen Victoria on 8 August 1837, and to the Duchess of Kent in 1839. He continued to be the leading physician in London, with an income of from seven to nine thousand guineas a year, until 1848, when bad health obliged him to retire; he moved to Hordle in the New Forest, where he died in 1855.
Rosalind was the daughter mentioned in his letter. She married James Fyler, a clergyman, at Lymington in Q3 1847.

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