COOPER, William White. 16619



Autograph Letter Signed, sending his subscription to the Royal Microscope Society, asking for some cards to be sent to him, hoping to attend the annual soirée. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition, light traces of mounting. 19 Berkeley Square, 22 April 1867. William White Cooper (1816–1886), surgeon-oculist. He was one of the original staff of the North London Eye Institution, and subsequently ophthalmic surgeon to St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. He was a careful, steady, and neat operator, and judicious and painstaking in treatment. In 1859 he was appointed surgeon-oculist in ordinary to Queen Victoria. He wrote an ‘Invalid’s Guide to Madeira,’ 1840; ‘Practical Remarks on Near Sight, Aged Sight, and Impaired Vision,’ 1847, second edition 1853; ‘Observations on Conical Cornea,’ 1850; ‘On Wounds and Injuries of the Eye,’ 1859. He also published in 1852 a volume of ‘Zoological Notes and Anecdotes’ under the pseudonym ‘Sestertius Holt,’ of which a second edition appeared in 1861 under the title ‘Traits and Anecdotes of Animals.’ It was illustrated with full-page plates by Wolf.