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Letter from John Acton, 1st Lord Acton to Stephen Paget (1855-1926) [Tegernsee], 29 Aug. 1900

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8812/71

Scope and Contents

Glad to know from J.J. Thomson that Paget is writing the life of his father [Sir James Paget (1814-99), surgeon]; 'I sought every opportunity of conversing with him, but we exchanged only very few letters'; reminiscences; Lord Houghton's opposition to Paget's father's proposed membership of a club; suggested enemies: Sir W. Fergusson, Cooper, Lawrence, Liston, Syme; Paget did not think much of Gull


  • Creation: 29 Aug. 1900


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Purchased from Henry Bristow, Verwood, Dorset, 1989

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