Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd (1795-1854), dramatist, judge, Radical politician.] Autograph Letter in third person [as 'Mr. Serjeant Talfourd'] to the actress Helen Faucit, sending best wishes on her illness while describing his contribution to her album.

Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd (1795-1854), dramatist, judge, Radical politician, friend of Charles Dickens and Charles Lamb [Helen Faucit [Helena Saville Faucit, Lady Martin] (1817-1898), actress]
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3 Serjeant's Inn [London]. 9 January 1841.
SKU: 22223

1p, 16mo. On 14 x 11 cm piece of paper, with margins apparently cut down. Aged, and with slight damage to two words of text caused by removal from mount.At the time of writing Faucit's successful career had been interrupted by the recurrence of a lung condition, necessitating recuperation at a seaside resort. She has evidently asked Talfourd to contribute to an autograph album, soliciting the following response: 'Mr. Serjeant Talfourd presents his best compliments to Miss Helen Faucit and has endeavoured to comply with her flattering wish by adding to her collection of admiring tributes some poor verses which express sincere wishes; - and only regrets that her present state of health should impart more earnestness to these wishes than consists with entire pleasure in expressing them. He trusts, however, that he shall very soon have the satisfaction of knowing that in her perfect restoration to health his wishes and those of all who know her are fulfilled.'