ALCOCK, Sir Rutherford. 17965



Autograph Letter Signed, to Jabez Hogg, about attending the meeting of the Medical Benevolent. 2 pp. 4½ x 3½ inches, fine. 14 Great Queen Street, 29 May 1877. Sir Rutherford Alcock (1809-97), diplomat in China and Japan, author of The Capital of the Tycoon [1863] and other works on Japan. In 1858 he was appointed the first consul-general in Japan, on the conclusion of Lord Elgin’s treaty. Jabez Hogg (1817–1899), ophthalmic surgeon.