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Cochrane Thomas 10th Earl of Dundonald 1775-1860. British Admiral nicknamed 34The Sea Wolf34 by Napoleon. Dundonald led the rebel Chilean and Brazilian navies during their wars of independence and contributed to Peruvian independence.
AUTOGRAPH LETTER concerning a demostration of Hypnotism SIGNED 34DUNDONALD34 by THOMAS COCHRANE 10TH EARL OF DUNDONALD addressed to DR. JOHN ELLIOTSON who is recognized for his role in promoting Mesmerism and Phrenology and for the introduction of the stethoscope to the UK. TOGETHER with a RARE 1809 PORTRAIT OF LORD COCHRANE.
Hanover Lodge May 2 1842. 1842. Very good. - Approximately 100 words penned on both sides of a 7-12 inch high by 4-12 inch wide sheet of creamy white paper. In his letter penned from his home Hanover Lodge in London Lord Cochrane writes Dr. John Elliotson to thank him for permitting his 34attendance at your mansion during a series of most interesting experiments on the susceptibility of the human frame to certain influences produced on the mind.34. Lord Cochrane is likely referring to experiments in mesmerism which Dr. Elliotson conducted at his home. He goes on to mention that 34a young friend34 has sent him 34a couple of pamphlets which he has presumed to write on the spleen and the thyroid body.34 He asks Elliotson to accept a copy 34As I understand that his observations confirm the wonderful phenomena which you exhibited.34 Signed 34Dundonald34. Folded for mailing with minor creasing. The letter may have once been tipped into an album as there is a short thin sliver of paper adhering to the lower inner edge of the verso. Very good. Together with a rich oval engraved portrait of 34Lord Cochrane34 on 9-14 inch high by 5-34 inch wide heavy stock by 34R. Cooper34 quite probably Richard Cooper the younger. 34Given extra in the Supplement to the 1st Vol. of Ackermanns Repository of Arts34 is printed along the bottom of the sheet. This portrait of young Lord Cochrane was published in June 1809 The British naval flag officer Admiral Thomas Cochrane 10th Earl of Dundonald Marquess of Maranhao 1775-1860 was successful in nearly all of his naval actions during the Napoleonic Wars … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd. [Cadyville, New York, US]

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