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Trench, Thomas Weldon (1833-1872), medical volunteer, Franco-Prussian War

Trench, Thomas Weldon, 1833-1872, medical volunteer, Franco-Prussian War
Date
1852-1871
Reference
MS.7846
  • Archives and manuscripts



About this work

Description

Letters and other documents recording the humanitarian work of Thomas Weldon Trench and Dr. Christopher James Davis during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870.

Publication/Creation

1852-1871

Physical description

59 items in 3 files

Acquisition note

Presented by Miss V.G. Hammill, great-grandniece of Thomas Weldon Trench, December 2000.

Biographical note

Thomas Weldon Trench was born in 1833, the son of William Steuart Trench (1808-1872) of Cardtown, Queens County, Ireland, a landowner and land-agent, and Elizabeth Susan Trench (d.1886), née Townsend. (Also born to the marriage were John Townsend Trench (b.c.1834) and Anna Maria Bolero (1836-1903), née Trench.) He served as a humanitarian volunteer during the Franco-Prussian War, arriving in the war zone in September 1870 and returning in late October following an attack of dysentery. Dr. Christopher James Davis (1842-1870), originally from Barbados, was a house physician of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London; he died of smallpox in November 1870. British humanitarian efforts during the War were initiated by Colonel Robert Loyd Lindsay (1832-1901), later Baron Wantage, a veteran of the Crimean War and associate of Florence Nightingale.

Finding aids

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

Languages

  • English


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