(Joseph, 1857-1924, Polish-British Writer regarded as one of the greatest Novelists to write in the English Language)
Fine Autograph Letter signed to Mrs Spooner
writing on behalf of his wife who cannot answer as "She was operated again on the 31st, Sir R. Jones coming down here for the purpose. She is now in a Canterbury Nursing Home going in very well and desires me to convey to you her kind regards and her regret at not being able to answer you herself ...", 2 sides 8vo., Oswalds, Bishopsbourne, Kent, 9th April
Conrad joined the British merchant marines in 1878, and was granted British nationality in 1886. Though he did not speak English fluently until he was in his twenties, he was a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. He wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an impassive, inscrutable universe.
It is likely that he is referring to Sir Robert Jones, (1st Baronet, 1857-1933). He was a Welsh orthopaedic surgeon who helped to establish the modern speciality of orthopaedic surgery in Britain. He was an early proponent of the use of radiography in orthopaedics, and described the eponymous Jones fracture.