Single leaf 9 1/4 x 7 1/4, handwritten in ink both recto and verso, with postage stamps and remnants of a wax seal, tear to one corner, lightly foxed, overall very good state of preservation.
§ “Dear Sir, before 5 Saturday Evening. In reply to yours, I have but just time to say, we found the Peritoneal Coat of the Uterus, at the under part of the fundus, lacerated in four places, about three quarts of fluid blood in the abdomen....” Sir Richard Croft (1762–1818) physician and man-midwife gained notoriety after his involvement in the labor of Princess Charlotte, which resulted in her death. He never shook off the shame of the tragedy, and shot himself three months later. (Oxford DNB). Item #108120