Autograph Letter Signed from Pearce to Keppel, docketed by the latter 'Tallemachs Charges &c'.

W. Pearce; Frederick Walpole Keppel (1797-1858) of Lexham Hall near Swaffham, Norfolk; Tallemach; Windsor Park and Castle
Publication details: 
29 December 1837; 10 Whitehall Place [London].
SKU: 5367

Three pages, octavo. On aged, dampstained paper with a few nicks, but with text entirely legible. Addressed on verso of second leaf of bifolium to 'F. W. Keppel Esqre | Lexham Hall near | Swaffham | Norfolk', with two postmarks ('Swaffham | Morning Post' in black and maltese cross containing date in red) and red wax seal. An unusually intimate agent's letter, of significance to Windsor local history. Keppel's letters 'are always most acceptable to us "Old folks"'. Despite some 'little Relapses', Mrs Pearce's health continues 'tolerably well'. 'The Season has been (and continues) so mild and favourable that invalids are enjoying themselves'. Refers to a 'shocking Catastrophe' which occurred to an acquaintance. 'With respect to Windsor - all is going on smoothly I believe. - Thynne and myself have been scheming out Panels for Sale - and we think we shall not overglut the Market by offering at Auction in the Spring - The remaining Allotments of late Meyrick's farther Garden Ground. The whole of Burgess Meadow cut into small Lots and a Lot or two of the farther part of Vanes Garden next the Hope &c - This last may perhaps arrest the Attention of "The Castle Authorities" and we can buy it in if a tempting Price is not offered - I mean such a Price as would warrant our saving it from the large Portion next the Long Walk which must sooner or later belong to the Crown - unless the noble Structure in these Times may be thought too expensive for the Residence of our beloved Queen'. Discusses 'Tallemach's Charges' at length ('as his Friend I advised him to cease making such Charges').