[ Samuel Tymms, antiquary. ] Autograph Letter Signed regarding a gift of 'tracts' to the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology & Natural History, accompanying a printed notice regarding the Institute.

Samuel Tymms (1808-1871), antiquary [ Suffolk Institute of Archaeology & Natural History ]
Publication details: 
Bury St. Edmunds. 10 June 1853.
SKU: 19846

Both items on a 12mo bifolium, with the two-page ALS on the first leaf, and the printed notice on the recto of the second. In good condition, lightly aged. The letter begins: 'The tracts you kindly design to present to our Institute may be sent to Messrs. Nichols & Son, Parliament Street, to the inclosed in my monthly parcel.' He considers Bury an 'out of the way place', where 'every scrap relating to Archaelology will be very acceptable; and we shall be additionally thankful for whatever proceeds from your pen.' The printed notice is signed in type 'Samuel Tymms, Hon. Sec. | Well-street, Bury St. Edmund's.' It gives details of the 'next Quarterly General Meeting', with members proceeding from Hawstead Church to Hawstead Place ('the remains of the seat of the Drurys'), and then to 'Hardwicke House, the seat of the Rev. Sir T. G. Cullum, Bart., who will kindly open his house on the occasion, at 2 o'clock'.