15th August


NHNN/S/4 Nursing and non-medical staff: correspondence 1869-1918

Testimonial for George Richardson from W.R. Watts (Harness Maker). Appointed House Clerk 1890

Dear Sir,

In reply to yours of the 15 ult. as to a reference regarding Mr G.A. Richardson, I beg to say I have known Mr Richardson for several years and always found him to be a very capable man, very energetic, strictly honest, and sober, and in my opinion thoroughly qualified for the post he now seeks.

Should you be tempted to give him a trial I feel confident you will be highly pleased with your selection.

I am Dear Sir yours faithfully,

W.R. Watts


On This Day is a diary of day to day life in the Hospital covering 1859 to the 1940’s.

Extracts are taken from the staff records, letters, the reports of the Matron and the Lady Superintendent, and the minutes of the Board of Management and the Medical Committee. They were compiled with the help of Janet Townsend, Frankie Alves, Louise Shepherd, Michael Clark and Liz Yamada

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