[Catherine Frances Macready, actress and wife of William Charles Macready, to homeopathist Dr F. F. H. Quin.] Autograph Letter Signed ('C F Macready') inviting Quin to dinner, with signed postscript requesting 'Powders' for her 'Nose & Legs'.

Catherine Frances Macready [née Atkins] (1823-1852), actress, first wife of the actor-manager William Charles Macready (1793-1873) [Dr. Frederick Foster Hervey Quin (1799-1878), homeopathic doctor]
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'5 Clarence Terrace [London] | Wedy. Morg.' [No date, on paper with watermarked year 1837.]
SKU: 21257

2pp, 16mo. Bifolium, with the letter on the recto of the first leaf, and a long postscript on the recto of the second. In good condition, lightly aged, folded twice. A friend of Charles Dickens and his circle, and physician to Queen Victoria's uncle Prince Leopold, Quin founded the London Homeopathic Hospital in 1849. The letter invites Quin to 'dine with us on Tuesday the 23rd. Inst at a quarter before seven o' clock'. The pith is in the two postscripts: 'P.S. Do not forget the Powders you promised me for the improvement of my Nose & Legs but particularly the latter, for I am to appear in a new p[ai]r of leather tights on Monday the 28 instant, and people tell me, that to produce any effect upon the stage, I must fill them out - now unfortunately I cann get both my legs into one leg of the said tights. | 2d P.S. Pray give my nose also your serious consideration, for it is much found fault with - | Yrs. | C F M.' Mrs Macready was an actress, and had first met her husband in Glasgow in 1815, when he scolded her for not knowing her lines.