[ Humphry Sandwith, army physician, author and Colonial Secretary of Mauritius. ] Autograph Letter Signed to a cleric, requesting a 'pastoral visit' for his ill wife, and a 'friendly cup of tea [...] to solace me in my solitude'.

Humphry Sandwith (1822-1881), army physician and author, Colonial Secretary of Mauritius [ his wife, born Lucy Ann Hargreaves (1842-1882) ]
Publication details: 
1 Albion Street [ London ]. 29 April 1864.

1p., 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged. Neatly written in a distinctive hand. The recipient is not identified. Sandwith begins by explaining that his wife 'has been really very ill the last two days', and that she 'expressed to me yesterday how much she would relish a pastoral visit by yourself. She is confined to her bed.' For his own part, 'if other and higher engagements will allow, it would confer on myself an additional pleasure, if you would take a friendluy cup of tea with me at 6 o'clok to solace me in my solitude.'

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