[ Charles Clay, House of Lords Librarian] Autograph Letter Signed Charles Clay to T. Edwards Jones, about Lord Crewe's collection of William Blake material.

Charles Clay [ Sir Charles Travis Clay (1885 – 1978), librarian and antiquarian who was the librarian of the House of Lords Library from 1922–56.]
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[Headed with insignia] India Office, 8 Oct. 1912
SKU: 23193

One page, 8vo, bifolium, edges dusted ow good. Lord Crewe (his superior in the India Office) has asked him to respond to T. Edwards Jones's question about Crewe's father's Blake collection. He would have been pleased to be of assistance to you in regard to your lecture on William Blake, but he fears that his father's collection of Blake drawings was disposed of some years ago & that the few Blake possessions which he still has are not of significant interest to make it worth your while to see them for the object which you have in view. Note: A sale of William Blake drawings belonging to Lord Crewe is recorded at Sothebys in 1903.