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MRS. W. E. NIGHTINGALE

35 South Street, Park Lane W
25 April 1868
Rev. Mother Bermondsey has been very ill, and she would 1 like some of Mrs. Watson's orange jelly; comments on Bunsen's Life, but she considers the publication of private letters tends to lower the public's general opinion of the person treated of; she has refused to give up to their wives the letters she has had from Bunsen, Richardson, Herbert, etc. etc. 'And if 1 thought that letters in my possession were to be given up after my death, I would destroy every letter I have at once. And I would never write another.' 4p B.M. Add.MSS.45790.f.365
1. A memoir of Baron Bunsen, drawn chiefly from family papers bp his widow, Frances Baroness Bunsen. London, Longmans, 1868

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