Source 7

Letter from George Graham, Registrar General at General Register Office for the registration of births, marriages and deaths in England and Wales, to Staff Surgeon D.R. McKinnon [see Source 6]. 23 August 1865. Catalogue ref: WO 138/1 


General Register Office 

Somerset House 

23rd August 1865 




It has been stated to me that Inspector General Dr James Barry, who died at 14 Margaret Street on 25th July 1865, was after his death found to be female.


As you furnished the Certificate as to the cause of his death, I take the liberty of asking you whether what I have heard is true, and whether you yourself ascertained that he was a woman and had apparently, been a mother? 


Perhaps you may decline answering these questions, but I ask them not for publication but for my own information. 


I have the honour to be Sir, Your Faithful Servant, 

George Graham 

Register General 


To: Staff Surgeon Major 

D.R. McKinnon 


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