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 [ ]
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,
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.