Francis Tantum Apparition 1795

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  1. Ian Topham says:

    Re: Francis Tantum Apparition 1795
    William Howitt and his wife were friends of Dante Gabriel Rossetti an on 28 March 1854 their daughter Anna Mary Howitt managed to persuade Elizabeth Siddal to seek medical advice from Dr James John Garth Wilkinson.

    ‘… With difficulty they at last succeeded in persuading the obstinate girl to visit Dr. Garth Wilkinson,…It was, in fact, Anna Mary and her friends Bessie Parkes and Barbara Leigh Smith who had pushed the lovers into active pursuit of remedies…’(Oswald Doughty, A Victorian romantic: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, (Oxford University Press, 1960).