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Rhodes, William John (fl. 1836-1856), ship's purser, Crimean War

  • Rhodes, William John, fl. 1836-1856, ship's purser, Crimean War
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Photocopies of typed transcriptions of letters from Rhodes to his mother and his sister Ella whilst purser of the S.S. Lady Jocelyn, acting as a hospital transport in the Crimean War, describing journeys through the Mediterranean to and from the theatre of war. Creator of transcriptions not known.



Physical description

54pp. plus 1p. covering note 1 file

Acquisition note

Deposited (at the Wellcome Unit, Oxford) by Lt.-Col. H.C.M. Watson, F.R.C.Path., whose maternal grandfather Charles Rhodes (1840-1881) was William John Rhodes' younger brother; transferred to Wellcome Library 1996.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts


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