[ James Robinson Planché, dramatist, antiquary and herald. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('J: R.:Planché') to Sir John Harington of Ridlington, advising him on the purchase of family 'relics' (prints) and discussing his pedigree.

Author: 
James Robinson Planché [ J. R. Planché ] (1796-1880), dramatist, antiquary and herald [ Sir John Harington of Ridlington ]
Publication details: 
'Dymchurch. | Friday.' [ no date ]
£180.00
SKU: 19325

8pp., 12mo. On two bifoliums. In good condition, lightly aged. The letter begins: 'I think your Mr. B charges a long price for his relics and if the tomb of Sir John Chappell who apparently married a Harington is in existence you mght have as good drawing for it for the money. (Five Guineas!) The Print however may be rare but of that I am no judge. I dont understand how the inscription applies to that print unless Lady Chappell was the daughter of William Harington Son of William Harington & his wife Joana daughter of William Haslee.' He discusses another print in the following paragraph, and comments: 'The books if not common may be worth a price.' before turning to Harington's pedigree. He begins by stating that he is enclosing 'a pedigree made out from such materials as I have at hand up to the time of Edward Ist.' (not present) before turning to a number of cruxes. He concludes with his sympathies for 'such a continuation of Family affliction as you appear to be in'. The last two pages are filled with 'references to the Pedigs. in the B. M. named by Sims in his Index'. From the Harington family papers.?>