Autograph Letter Signed ('Ja Stonhouse') from Sir James Stonhouse, 7th and 10th Baronet, physician and cleric

Sir James Stonhouse, 7th and 10th Baronet (1716-1795), of Radley, Berkshire, physician, cleric and author of numerous religious tracts, close friend of Philip Doddridge and James Hervey
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Radley. 10 November [no year].

1p., 4to. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with slight loss to one corner. Reads: 'Sir | I last night receiv'd a Letter from Mr Mapletoft to acquaint me with the death of Morris the Clark I have left it intirely [sic] to the Gent. to find out a person they approve of & I will appoint him. I propose being in Town next Monday & should be glad if you will be so good to get my Acct ready that I may settle it before I leave Town. I will bring my book up with me. I beg my Compts to Mr.

Autograph Letter Signed ('R: Griffiths') from Ralph Griffiths, editor of the Monthly Review, to an unnamed editor [John Nichols of the Gentleman's Magazine?] recommending the grandson of Dr Philip Doddridge. With engraving of Griffiths by Ridley.

Ralph Griffiths (1720?-1803), editor of the Monthly Review [Dr Philip Doddridge (1702-1751), dissenting minister and writer; John Nichols (1745-1826), printer and editor of the Gentleman's Magazine]
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'Turnham Green, June 13th.' [no year].

1p., 4to. In good condition, on aged paper, with thin trace of glue from mount on blank reverse, and minor chipping beneath flourish of Griffiths's signature. Addressing his letter to 'Dear Sir!', Griffiths suggests that if his correspondent is 'in want of any assistance' in carrying on his 'very extensive literary concerns, the Bearer can be well recommended. - He has had a liberal education, possesses a good taste, & may be useful to you in revising, correcting, translating, &c. &c.' The 'young Gentleman' to whom Griffiths refers is, he states, 'Grandson to the Celebrated Dr.

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