The appointment letters of John Durancé George, Dental Surgeon

Writer: Mrs Ann Freeman Potter

Date: 11th October 1847

Address: 24 Russell Place

Dear Mr George,
    I send you the enclosed
spectacles just as I found them
in my dearest John’s desk.
Knowing so well his great and long
continued regard for you, I am
sure he would like you to possess
some trifle that once was his, &
I believe there is not one among
his friends, who will hold his
memory in more tender [ ]
than yourself.
        I hope soon
to have the pleasure of calling upon
Miss George & that I may hear
improved accounts of your invalid
    With unlimited kindest regards,
I remain dear Mr George
       Yours very sincerely & obliged,
         A.F. Potter
24 Russell Place
   Monday Oct 11th


John Phillips Potter (1818-1847) was a promising young surgeon at University College London who had died of pyæmia (a type of septicaemia), contracted when dissecting a pelvis for Robert Liston, whose House Surgeon he had been. He was just 29 years old.

This letter was written by his mother, Ann Freeman Potter.

Durancé’s invalid sister was Annette Cartwright George, who died at Romsey on 1st January 1848, aged 26.

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