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James Fitzjames Fraser West
The diary of a Victorian Surgeon
Saturday 27th January 1883 
27th-Jan-2008 10:37 pm
Writing at desk
Very wet and stormy. Gave William Swinbourne1 notice to leave this day fortnight, and engaged Daniel Hermisan, an old man of 60 who had been 18 years with Mr J Steed of Northfield. Went to A G in the morning. Home to dine and in the afternoon to Solihull to see Miss Dickens who has returned from the asylum but little improved and then on to WW Richards, Olton, where I spent the eve. He much worried with Fraser coal troubles though still buying Bretts and Holls!

1. Evidently a servant of the Wests'.

28th-Jan-2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
Poor William Swinbourne. I wonder what he'd done to get the sack.
28th-Jan-2008 08:13 pm (UTC)
Indeed. There is no clue anywhere in the archive, I'm afraid, so we can only guess.
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