[ Lord Sidney Godolphin Osborne philanthropist. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('S. G Osborne') to an unnamed archdeacon

Lord Sydney Godolphin Osborne (1808-1889), English cleric, philanthropist and writer, supporter of Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War
Publication details: 
Durweston [ Dorset ]. 19 May [ no year ].
SKU: 20083

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with the reverse of the blank reverse of the second leaf tipped-in onto a card mount. Written in a not altogether straightforward hand. He begins: 'I sleep at Birmingham Monday – hope to be in Halifax in the course of the afternoon. | Dont for one moment think of sending your carriage – as Mr Stansfield wishes to meet me and carry me off on my way to you, to some school gathering. | I believe it is certainly not a church one'. After a few more words he boasts: 'I always submit to anything and everything – but as you will see or rather hear, with no compromise of any principle.' He continues on the subject of his health, undermined by the 'E Wind' while on 'a weeks cruize in the channel'. The letter concludes with a reference to Cambridge.