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W.B. Richmond, Casa Petagna, Naples, to Julia Richmond

RA Collection: Archive

Reference code

RI/1/36

Title

W.B. Richmond, Casa Petagna, Naples, to Julia Richmond

Date

4 Aug 1866

Level

Item

Extent & medium

1 piece

Content Description

He is imprisoned due to the quarantine imposed to contain cholera in Naples. There are 120 cases a day and 85 deaths. He has written to Mr. Severn and Cholmondley the bankers for assistance. The owners of hotels are now charging a guinea a day. He dines daily with Dr. Bishop, you sends his regards. Vesuvius is covering the city with a blue mist. Dr. Barclay thinks that the political situation in Rome will make for an interesting winter.