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The brief notices of Dr. LETTSOM* are the result of a sincere regard, arising from a very long and uninterrupted friendship:-The short account of Mr. Neild, the Visitor of Prisons, has the same origin.
The Portrait of Dr. Lettsom had been engraved under his own immediate direction, but was never till now used : I purchased it at the sale of his Library and Curiosities.—The striking resemblance of Mr. Neild has been kindly contributed by his only surviving Son.
The Memoir of Mr. Capell is by my late very accomplished friend Samuel Pegge, Esq.
The Life of the Rev. John CLARKE was presented to me by the late truly venerable Prebendary of Durham, Dr. Thomas Zouch ; who, after refusing a Mitre, died universally honoured and respected.
With the Memoirs of Mr. MIDGLEY and Mr. Archdeacon PEARSON, and the Portrait of Mr. Midgley, I have been favoured by my worthy and intelligent Friend the Reverend William Layton.
The Memoir of Dr. BURTON (with his Portrait) is extracted from the “ History of Surrey” by the late Rev. Mr. Manning and Mr. Bray; that of Mr. Barnar) from Dr.Whitaker's “History of Craven." Mr. Farrer's was communicated by J. Hixon, Esq.
The brief outline of the character of Governor Ellis was furnished by Francis Ellis, Esq. his immediate Representative.
* Subsequently to the printing of my Memoir, but previous to its publication, a much fuller account of that very excellent Man and skilful Physician has been published, from authentic materials, by his intelligent young Friend Mr. Pettigrew; who has also given a more ample Memoir of Mr. Neild, from a tetter written by himself in 1806 to Dr. Lettsom.--Mr. Neild was born May 24, 1744, at Knutsford in Cheshire, where he received his education; was placed apprentice to a Jeweller in London, and began business for himself in St. James's Street in 1770. He married, in 1779, the eldest daughter of John Camden, of Battersea, Esq. In 1791 he lost his wife; and, in the next year, “having only two sons to provide for, retired from business with an ample fortune." His zeal for visiting Prisons commenced in his boyish days, and continued to the end of his life; which had been much endangered in 1781 by the Gaol Fever, leaving behind it 2 perpetual asthma. He died Feb. 14, 1914, aged nearly 70.
The well-written Characters of Mr. WINDHAM
have constantly received from that true Friend, and
But, after all, my stores of information, let me
To the illustrious Luminary of Science, Dr.
And, though I have deeply to deplore the loss of
It remains only to request that indulgence, at the
* “In a variety of Readers, some will be pleased with what
Letters from Dr. Richardson to his Son.
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