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EMILY VERNEY

35 South Street, Park Lane
28 Nov. 1870
Encloses letter from Mrs. Cox; she is wife of Col. Cox who was A.Q.M.G. to the wretched Land Transport Corps in the Crimea and got them into capital order; they wanted to start a hospital at Calais, but F.N. recommended them to the Society, who put them in charge of a depot at Amiens; except for Mrs. Capel, Mrs. Cox has been the most efficient of the Society's agents; Sir Harry is safe after the terrific accident to the Express at Harrow where he did such good servicel; Uncle Adams Smith died yesterday; Aunt Julia, and Beatrice Lushington were with him; Frances ionham Carter, Hilary's sister, died on Saturday; F.N. has the truly interesting letter from Mrs. Cowper Coles.
4p In pencil CLAYDON
Xerocopy: WELLCOME INST.
1. On the evening of Saturday 26th the Euston to Liverpool express ran into some loose wagons at Harrow in a fog.
Six were killed and about twenty injured according to the first reports. Sir Harry Verney was a passenger in a rear carriage and with others he took an active part in organising help for the injured. (Times, 28 Nov., p.12, col.a).

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