[ Richard Ford, English traveller in Spain. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Richd Ford') to Lord Colville, discussing Spanish wines (Manzanilla, Montilla, Amontillado).

Richard Ford (1796-1858), English author and traveller in Spain [ Lord Colville [ Charles John Colville, 1st Viscount Colville of Culross ] (1818-1903) ]
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123 Park Street, Grosvenor Square [ London ]. 10 January 1855.

Written on both sides of a 13 x 11 cm piece of paper. Cropped, resulting in loss of text from both sides, and with the front of the letter (i.e. the side not bearing the signature) bearing traces of glue from mount. Otherwise in fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Ford begins by stating that Colville's 'letter of the 7th has been to Heavitree [his country house near Exeter] & back, & only reached me this morning'. He continues by explaining that 'The Manzanilla is to be had at Gormans 16.

Printed paper serviette, illustrated in colour, headed 'Souvenir in Commemoration of the King of Portugal's Visit to England, November 15 to 20, 1909.'

Mrs S. Burgess, printer, Bishopsgate, London [the visit of King Manuel of Portugal to England, 1909; royal souvenir; ephemera; King Edward VII]
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MRS. S. BURGESS, 14, Artillery Lane, Bishopsgate, E.C.' [1909]

Printed in black, blue, red, green and gold on one side of a piece of tissue paper roughly 37 cm square. Good, on lightly creased paper with a little wear to extremities. The text, with a woodcut portrait of the king (10 x 8.5 cm) in black at its centre, is enclosed in a coloured border of flags and flowers. The text descibes the 'programme of the first week' of the King's visit, with the 'route to be taken by King Manuel on his visit to the Guildhall', and a list of the 'distinguished guests who have been inivited to the reception and luncheon'.

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