[ George Pryme, economist, and Edward Raleigh Moran, editor of the Globe newspaper. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('G Pryme') from Pryme to Moran in reference to William Freeling Jerdan, whom he employs, with Autograph Letter Signed from Moran in reply.

George Pryme (1781-1868), economist and Whig MP; E. R. Moran [ Edward Raleigh Moran ] (d.1852), editor of The Globe newspaper, London [ William Freeling Jerdan, son of William Jerdan (1782-1869) ]
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Pryme's letter dated from 34 Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lane, 28 May 1842. Moran's letter from the Globe office (London), 30 May 1842.
SKU: 20224

The letter and reply are on the same 12mo bifolium. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper. ONE: Pryme to Moran. 3pp., 12mo. He writes that Jerdan has referred him to Moran 'for inquiry respecting him'. He is satisfied with Jerdan's account, but as he is 'a stranger to me & I am acting for others as well as myself I wish to ask whether in your opinion we may place reliance upon him in every respect as to his making out from the Books & adjusting some complicated accounts of a Provincial Newspaper & some disputed balances thereon'. TWO: Moran's reply to Pryme. 1p., 12mo, on the reverse of the second leaf of the bifolium. Not a draft. He is 'not aware of Mr Jerdan's proficiency in the particular class of accounts' referred to by Pryme, but he does not 'think him capable of undertaking any thing which he could not perform satisfactorily. When he was a Candidate for the Secretaryship of the Literary Fund Society he had my vote & active aid as one of the Committee of that Corporation: & I would if called on readily renew my efforts in his behalf.' Jerdan's father was the editor of the Literary Gazette. Pryme's lectures on political economy at Cambridge were the first on the subject at any British university.