c1830 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER OF INTRODUCTION OF NEPHEW DR. CUMING KIDD00TP02n
On offer is a super handwritten ALS from well-noted Dr. William Lodge Kidd to his agent in London Mr. Thomas Stillwell. Kidd asks Stillwell to assist his nephew, Dr. Cuming Kidd, in applying and receiving a commission with the Royal Navy. BIO NOTES: The author, William Lodge Kidd, was born in Thornhill, County Armagh 16/12/1784. William died 2/04/1851 at 66 years of age. He married twice; Margaret Johnston and Sarah Palten. He fathers two sons and 5 daughters with Sarah. MD in Edinburgh 1 Aug 1818. Two other sons with Margaret. His early life was spent at sea as a navy surgeon during the French war. In 1816 he retired on half-pay, and before long entered upon extensive practice at Armagh. In November 1817 he read an important paper before the Royal Physical Society on the dreadful typhus then raging in Ireland.
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