[Peter Rylands] Autograph Letter Signed "Peter Rylands" to "Brooke Robinson" (Dudley lawyer?).
Four pages, 12mo, remannts from tipping in album or similar, sl. grubby, text clear and complete. He discusses the previous situation of "John Gamble", a servant, who he says was 'trustworthy & obliging' in the few months he was employed by him., "He is not at all afraid of hard work but rather appears to like it but is somewhat rough in his manner & makes too much noise." He had to tell him off for this, and prefers quiet servants. "His ob;liging disposition would make him useful as a valet [..." He believes him honest, and not opportunistic with Rylands wine, "although I did not give him the controul [sic] in any way of the cellar. | I think, however, he got for a time rather too fond of Beer, without being drunk [...] when preparing for a large dinner party in my house he got rather excited & spoke to the foot-man in a passionate manner which caused a disturbance. This having occurred a second time I discharged him". He has written candidly but doesn't think Gamble would do it again. He emphasises Gamble's good qualities in conclusion.