Autograph Letter Signed ('J A Lowell') to Rainford, concerning a consignment of botanical books from England.
4to, 1 p. Twenty-one lines of text. Clear and complete. On aged, stained and worn paper, with a couple of small spike holes. Revealing, in the attention to detail which it exhibits. He begins by reporting that 'the Rosabella arrived safe & the books appear to be correct with the following exceptions'. Two paragraphs follow, carefully describing duplicate plates and other faults in the books received (including "Genus Plantarum"). The replacements may be sent 'through Wilmer & Smith, booksellers, Liverpool - or by Harden's express - or through Messrs. John D. Thornely & Son - merchants - Liverpool - In either way they will reach me safely'. BBTI has Rainford at a number of addresses in the Holborn area between 1826 and 1843.