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Army & Navy Club
Sir, I beg respectfully to offer myself as a candidate for the Appt. of Depy. Inspr. General at Bermuda vice Gallagher deceased, and expressing my readiness to proceed at a moments notice
I have the honor to be
Dr Bryson F.R.S.
Send by messenger in plain envelope with the following enclosed
[A far as I know, Bryson - in contrast to his predecessor Sir John Liddell - was not a Fellow of the Royal Society; he was however a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians]
Army & Navy Club
12 Oct 1864
Dear Dr. Bryson,
Believe me to be
12 October 1864
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of this days date, applying for promotion to Bermuda Hospital as Deputy Inspector General.
Dr. William Loney
The signatory is Alexander Bryson, Director-General of the Medical Department of the Navy.
The following appointment & promotions appear in the papers of the 9th. Nov. 1864
"Admiralty, Nov. 8th.
Surgeons - Dr Henry J. Domville, to be Deputy Inspector-General at Bermuda Hospital; John Mc Swiney to the Formidable (additional), for service with the Royal Marines at Deal; Dr Wm. Duirs, to be Surgeon and medical Storekeeper at Plymouth Hospital; Dr. Wm. L Gordon, to be Asst. Surgeon at Portsmouth Dockyard; Dr. John H. Patterson, Staff Surgeon, to be Staff Surgeon at Depford Dockyard."
Thus a junior is promoted and two men not yet Staff Surgeons get Staff Appointments. I have done with them. I make no further applications to either Summerset House [the Medical Department of the Navy] or Whitehall [the Admiralty proper].
In fact, nine months later, he did apply again.