Date Published: 1887-89
Binding: No binding
One letter to John Lewis Neilson with his unsigned written reply on verso and two letters to John Lewis Neilson form A.W. Moore, manager of the American Literary-Illustrative Bureau relating to receiving and submitting manuscripts.
An interesting set of letters for anyone interested in hypnotism with a perspective of a late 19th century Canadian medical soldier .
a) Autograph letter signed. Two pages, 8vo. Dated 221 Drummond Street, Montreal,
Oct[ober] 23rd, 89. From H.S. Mclellan of Montreal to Neilson asking "Would you
care o try hypnotism on me?" Refers to Lloyd Tuckey’s article in The 19th Century, and
describing his symptoms. With a draft reply in Neilson's hand on reverse, advising that
he believes Mclellan could benefit from hypnotism and making arrangements to meet.
b) Autograph letter A.W. Moore signed. One page, 4to. Dated American Literary-Illustrative Bureau.
Rochester, Dec[ ember] 24th, 1887. Setting out terms to receive a manuscript for
publication on either the North West Expedition or the Egyptian Campaign.
c) Autograph letter A.W. Moore signed. One page, 4to. Dated American Literary-Illustrative Bureau.
Rochester, January 21st 1888. Suggesting submissions to Harpers, Century, Scribners or
Cosmopolitan for the articles Neilson proposes, and expressing difficulties with the editing process. Neilson was experienced with and interested in Hypnotism. Charles Loyd Tuckey in his 1913 book Treatment By Hypnotism and Suggestion Or Psycho-Therapeutics on page 224 refers to his friend Dr. Neilson on this subject and also refers to a letter Neilson wrote to him.
Colonel John Louis Hubert Neilson, the grandson of John Neilson, was a physician, soldier, and author. Late of the Royal Canadian Artillery; First Director General and organizer of the Canadian Army medical services; holds General Service medal, and Campaign medal, Soudan 1884-5; Knight of the Order of Melusine; Associate of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England. Clubs and Societies: Quebec Garrison Club; Military Institute, Whitehall, London, England; Quebec Literary and Historical Society (President).