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Autograph note signed to unknown correspondent (name inked out!).

Author: 
Aubrey de Vere.
Publication details: 
Athenaeum Club, 13 June (no year).
£45.00

Irish poet (1788-1846). Two pages, 12mo, good except for inked out correspondent. "I have only this moment received your note. I am so very sorry, but most unluckily I have a dinner engagment for Wednesday the 17. . . .[signature, etc.][PS] Meeting the Gladstones at your house would have been very like the old times. I am quite put out at the accident that prevents it."

Autograph Letter Signed to "S. Scott".

Author: 
William B. MacCabe.
Publication details: 
29 Upper Belgrave Place, 28 Dec. 1846.
£45.00

Irish author and historian (1801-1891). 2pp., 8vo, good. He intended to deliver his book personally as an expression of his feelings of friendship and admiration for his correspondent. He recollects Scott’s “kindness to the family of poor Lemaitre . . .” and to himself. He asks Scott to accept the book which he has obviously sent instead.

Autograph Letter Signed to "Mr Dickinson".

Author: 
Juliana Horatia Ewing.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£50.00

Author. Two pages, 8vo, good condition. She can't accept an invitation because she and her sister are going away the following day. Her other sister has sent an enclosure to him. And her sister Undine thanks him for thinking of her. She concludes "Please forgive a rather muddled note. My head is stupid with work & the fog has not helped to clear it."

Autograph letter signed to unnamed correspondent.

Author: 
Anna Maria Hall (Mrs S.C. Hall).
Publication details: 
Old Brompton, 15 Feb. 1848.
£40.00

Miscellaneous writer (1800-1881). 3pp., 12mo, good condition. She thanks him for some verses which she thought "amonst the sweetest, the most touching I ever had." Then she tries to enlist his help for a bazaar to be held to contribute to a fund for the erection of an Asylum for Aged Governesses. "If you would take charge of it, I would forward you a silver collecting card, . . . or if you could set any of your lady friends to work for it . . .".

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