1893 text

Colonel William Sydenham had been an active officer during the Civil Wars, on the Parliament side; M.P. for Dorsetshire, Governor of Melcombe, and one of the Committee of Safety. He was the elder brother of the celebrated physician of that name.—B.

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

1 Annotation

David Quidnunc  •  Link

"Sydenham, [Col. William]"

That's the name and spelling Robert Latham has in his index volume to the Latham & Matthews edition of the diary.

Sydenham/Syndenham appears once in the diary, according to the index. His brother doesn't appear at all.

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