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Christie's, South Kensington, 20 May 2003, lot 284.
Property from the Collection of David Gainsborough Roberts
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Osborne House on the Isle of Wight was a favourite retreat of Queen Victoria and whilst there she called upon the services of Dr. William Hoffmeister FRCS, LRCP (1817-1890) who had his practice at Cowes, close to Osborne. He was appointed as Apothecary in Ordinary to Her Majesty and the Royal Family in the Isle of Wight, an appointment subsequently held by his son and grandson, and was knighted at Windsor in 1884.