Autograph Letter in the third person from the Duke of Northumberland to the Norwich antiquary Robert Fitch, thanking him for the engraved portrait of a relation, sending a subscription, and making an enquiry.

Hugh Percy (1785-1847), 3rd Duke of Northumberland [Robert Fitch (1802-1895), FSA, FGS, Sheriff of Norwich, antiquary]
Publication details: 
Syon [Syon House, Brentford]. 12 August 1842.
SKU: 11969

4pp., 12mo. 26 lines. Bifolium. He thanks Fitch 'for his present of the engraving of Alleyn Percy, the Master of St. John's College, Cambridge, on its foundation in 1615', which he will 'much prize' as he has 'no portrait of this Individual'. He is enclosing his subscription for the 'twenty Portraits of celebrated persons, which are publishing under the direction of Mr. Hudson Gurney, and Mr Dawson Turner', and directs that these be forwarded to the care of 'Mr. Williams' at Northumberland House, London. He ends by enquiring 'how Lleyn Percy's Portrait was originally placed in the Town Hall of Norwich'.