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[LORD SHAFTESBURY]

[beginning Dec. 1865]

Asks him to look over Miss 1Marial Rye's letter and reports on the lunatic asylums in New South Wales.
lp In pencil draft B.M. Add.MSS.45799.f.183
1. In a letter dated 21st Sept. 1865 from Sydney, Maria S. Rye gives some account of herself. After travelling around England 'following in a humble way' in F.N.'s footsteps, correcting abuses in hospitals and lunatic asylums, she left England with a party of female emigrants. She described the conditions of the Tarban Creek Asylum, New South Wales and drew F.N.'s attention to a paper by Drs. Cox and Brereton published in the Sqdneq Herald of 2nd Sept. (Maria Rye's letter, B.M. Add.MSS.45799.f.178,)

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