[Theodore Martin, Scottish poet and author.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Theodore Martin') intended as a pass for the inspection of the Shakespeare bust and pictures of 'the old celebrities of the English stage' in the Garrick Club.

Theodore Martin (1816-1909), Scottish poet and author [The Garrick Club, London]
Publication details: 
13 July 1871; 31 Onslow Square [London].
SKU: 22870

3pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, aged and worn, but with slight water staining and damage to blank area at foot of second leaf. The male recipient is not named. The letter begins: 'My dear Sir | If you present the enclosed to the porter of the Garrick Club, I have no doubt all the Art Treasures of the Garrick will be open to your inspection. The Shakespeare bust of which Professor Owen spoke must, I think, be in the Entrance hall on the left hand side.' Were not Martin leaving for Wales the following morning, he should have had great pleasure in 'acting as cicerone to the pictures of the old celebrities of the English stage.' In a postscript he suggests that there may be a 'rule as to showing the pictures only in the early part of the day', but thinks that there 'may be no prohibition' before three o'clock.