16428

ON THE PUBLISHING OF THE LETTERS OF SIR CHARLES BELL

BELL, Marion.

Autograph Letter written by the wife of the late Sir Charles Bell to Mr. Elsom who had given her help with the publication of his letters and had written the Preface.

Published
(London) 47 Albany Street. N.W.

Description
12mo., 4 pages, holograph, has been folded for mailing.

£125.00

SKU: 16428

Product Description

Marion Bell (nee Shaw), wife of Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842) and discoverer of the distinct function of the nerves, writes a delightful letter to Mr. Elsom who has helped with the publication including writing the Preface. In the letter she says ñEven in my dreams, the Providential help you gave to the Letters, is before me.î and ñAlas for the poor Murraysî (publishers). Then a 2 verse 6 line poem, first line: ñThat night, I dreamt, what name to my lips in the morningî. ñIt really seemed to me as if the book flew off from nothing, altho’ the end was grave. Your magic pen came to my rescueî ñI am thankful that it is printed, and on record to show what he wasî.