[ Mrs Barbauld (Anna Laetitia Barbauld), English poet and author. ] Autograph Signature ('A L Barbauld').

Mrs. Barbauld [ Anna Laetitia Barbauld; A. L. Barbauld; née Aikin ] (1743-1825), English poet and author
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Place and date not stated.

On 1 x 4.5 cm. slip of paper, cut from the end of a letter, presumably in response to a request for an autograph. In good condition, with light signs of age. The lower part of three words from the line above the signature are present.

Autograph Letter Signed ('L M. Hawkins') to Richard Twining (tea merchant and East India Company) at Isleworth.

Laetitia Matilda Hawkins [Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins] (1759-1835), English novelist from Twickenham; daughter of Sir John Hawkins, biographer of Dr Johnson [Richard Twining (1749-1824), tea merchant]
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11 December 1811; 'Riverside Twickenham | Friday morn'.

4to, 3 pp. Bifolium. Good, on aged paper. Thirty-nine lines of text. Good impression of red wax seal depicting Alexander Pope. In breaking open letter a 7 cm closed tear made to second leaf, and a small part of leaf torn away, and now under seal, with loss to three words of valediction. Slight glue staining from mount at head of verso of second leaf, which carries address and Twining's docketing.

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