Left: James Currie. Right: a portrait of Burns by Archibald Skirving, published in The Works of Robert Burns, by Blackie and Son, Glasgow, 1854.
Date : 15-05-1803
Correspondent : James CurrieCorrespondent Location : Liverpool
Recipient : Cadell & Davies Recipient Location : London
Subject : Currie writes to enquire if the fourth edition of Burns is nearing completion by the press.

Messrs Cadell & Davies

Dear Sirs

I hope the fourth edition of Burns is now nearly completed.
      I am going on, tho’ slowly, with the third Edition of the Medical Reports, which will be considerably enlarged & improved – I am at this moment much in want of a copy of Sir John Flayers “Psychrolusia, or History of Cold Bathing”, and if you have it or could procure it for me, you would particularly oblige me by your sending it with as little as possible delay by the Mail Coach.

           I am Gentlemen
                yr. obliged & obedt St

                   Ja Currie

15 May 1803

Notes :

Medical Reports: Reports on the Effects of water in Febrile Disease (1797).

Sir John Flayers “Psychrolusia”: a treatise published c.1722 (by which time it undergone a fifth edition).

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