East New Market


18 August 1873

N.R. Smith, M.D., regarding Dr. Anthony L. Manning

(Collection of Karen Nicholson, Arlington, VA)

Baltimore Aug 18/73

Understanding that Dr. A. L. Manning of this city is am applicant for the office of Surgeon of one of the European ? Steamer ? about to be established in Phil. it gives me great pleasure to bear testimony to his qualifications.

Dr. Manning graduated from the University of Maryland in 1852 and has the reputation of a good student and a respected gentleman.

N. R. Smith MD
Prof of Surgery


Baltimore Aug. 19 1873

Dr. Manning is a graduate of this university of good standing, repute, ? it (?) affords (?) me pleasure to bear testimony to his (?) fitness (?) for the place he now seeks.