Item #8904 Hannah Bird letter to her son Dr. George Gwymie Bird. Hannah BIRD, Dr. George Gwymie BIRD, Boulton.
Hannah Bird letter to her son Dr. George Gwymie Bird
Hannah Bird letter to her son Dr. George Gwymie Bird

Hannah Bird letter to her son Dr. George Gwymie Bird

Date Published: 1799
Binding: No binding

• ALS (3 pp.) from Hamiah Bird to her son George Gwynne Bird, 22 December 1799, regarding money for lectures, hoping he is keeping control of his bad temper and money to be had....your mother H. Bird. Postscript added about borrowing money and not telling the truth. Letter is 8 X 10”, folds, piece missing on 2"‘! conjoined leaf where the letter was opened, toned, moderate wear, overall fair condition.

Hannah Bird (Boulton) (1739-1812) mother of George Gwynne Bird, Sillens, Feckenham, Worcestershire.

Dr. George Gwymie Bird (1780-1863) was a UK physician and emigrated to Canada via New York in 1833. He arrived at Little York, now Toronto, and notwithstanding the eamest entreaties of the Govemor of the Province to remain and practise medicine in the town, he took up a grant of land near Peterboro and tried farming. This did not prove a success, because, like too many English college educated men, before and since his time, he discovered that trees had to be felled, elds plowed and grain reaped by tough muscle and sinew, and not by Latin, and, in his case, knowledge of the pharmacopoeia. After a trial of farming for four years, he moved into Peterboro and opened a drug store. April, 1838, he passed the Medical Board, and is described as “a practitioner from England, upwards of forty years, without tickets or testimonials of any kind; gave satisfaction.” He remained in Peterboro‘ until 1841, and then fixed upon Darlington, near Bowmanville, as a residence. In this place he practised medicine until his death, May 25, 1863; aged eighty-three.
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