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SIR HARRY VERNEY

16 April 1866

F.N. has read his letter to Lord Stanley with the greatest interest and has nothing to add; her part in the Supply Departments question; Sir H. Storks is to be Director-General; she hopes he will succeed in getting a Royal Commission; Miss Garrett'slletter; if Miss Garrett is too much occupied with her own private practice to organize a School herself she had better leave it alone; impossibility of getting a general hospital to admit female students.
2p In pencil CLAYDON
1. Elizabeth Garrett (1836-1917) was the first woman to obtain a legal qualification in 1865 to practice medicine and surgery in England. She moved and worked very much in the same circles as F.N. (See Jo Manton, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, London, Methuen, 1965).

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