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23 July 1875

Letter to William Clark: 23 July 1875, page 1

 
 

Address
35 South St.
Park Lane, W.
July 23/75

My dear Sir,
With regard to Sir Bartle Frere’s suggestion
that I should write to the Duke of Buckingham
about your Madras Drainage scheme, it
was thought better that I should wait
until the plans came home officially:
they were expected every week. But
still they did not arrive. And under
the circumstances I wrote yesterday to the

Letter to William Clark: 23 July 1875, page 2

 
 

Duke of Buckingham to entertain the
scheme kindly.
I hope that he may send for you.
I gave him your address.

in great haste
& with the warmest wishes for your success-
and may God speed the Madras Drainage!
ever your faithful servt.
Florence Nightingale
I do not know the etiquette in such cases:
perhaps you could learn whether it is

Letter to William Clark: 23 July 1875, page 3

desirable for you to seek an interview
with the D. of B. without waiting.

W. Clark Esq. C.E.

Envelope of letter to William Clark: 23 July 1875, front

Postmark with stamp: Cromford, A, JY 23, 75
[Cromford, A, July 23, 1875]

W. Clark Esq C.E.
9 Victoria Chambers
Westminster
London S.W.

23/7/75

Envelope of letter to William Clark: 23 July 1875, back

Postmark: London SW, L7, JY 24, 75
[London SW, A, July 24, 1875]

Notes:

  1. Stamp: “Penny Red” issue of 1858-79, 1d, Rose-red, SG 43 (K-G)

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