Date Published: 1888
Binding: No binding
Holograph letter signed. Three pages Flat 8 x 9-3/4 inches folded to 8 x 4-7/8 inches. Dated King's College Hospital, February 2, 1888. Acknowledging in flowery language, the great honor that Sir Frederick Young has just received from the Queen.
Mosse Macdonald was Secretary of King's College Hospital (London) 1884-1889 and a poet. Son of Thomas M. Macdonald of Nottingham. Educated at King's School, Canterbury, and Brasenose College, Oxford (scholar); BA 1879. Curate, St John's, Fulham, 1879-87, Perlethorpe, Nottinghamshire, and chaplain to Lord Manvers, from 1887. lona: Newdigate prize poem, recited in the Theatre, June 18, 1879; by Mosse Macdonald. Oxford: Thomas Shrimpton & Son; London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. . 23 pp. OXB. He had a book published by A.D. Innes in 1894 titled "Poems by Mosse MacDonald " , dedicated to his father.
Sir Frederick Young K.C.M.G., was born on 21 June 1817 in Limehouse, London, the son of George Frederick Young, M.P. He was educated in Homerton before becoming a merchant in London. In 1869 he began an association with the Royal Colonial Institute that was to last for the rest of his life and saw him become the Institute's Vice-President and Honorary Secretary. He was awarded in 1888 with his K.C.M.G. status. Young served as a J.P. and Deputy-Lieutenant. He promoted the permanent union of the colonies with the Mother Country and published works on imperial federation and the empire. He also travelled widely, visiting Canada, Greece, South Africa and Turkey.