CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/22
Alt Ref No6
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from David Skene to his father, Andrew Skene
Date28 January 1753
Extent1 item
Creator NameDavid Skene (1731 - 1770), M.D., of Aberdeen
DescriptionLetter from David Skene, Boulogne, to his father, Andrew Skene, in which he describes his journey to France; he left later than he intended to but was given a letter of introduction to a gentleman in Dover; in Dover he was introduced to two gentlemen from Boulogne who insisted he remain there for a few more days in order to travel back to France with them; he spent 12 hours at sea and remarked that 'all the miseries I ever felt in life were but a joke to what I endured in that time' as he was very sick with headache and paroxysms of hot and cold, he has been in Boulogne for 4 days and is still not better; he is staying with one of the French gentlemen that he travelled with and will travel on with him to Abbeville before carrying on to Paris; he remarks that he left London with a heavy heart, dreading every misfortune but has found good fortune instead, 28 January 1753.
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