one autograph letter signed to an unnamed male correspondent,

Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland, on the subject of Cambridge University
Publication details: 
13 October 1840, Alnwick Castle.
SKU: 1135

2 pp, 8vo. "I am induced by the partiality of my friends, to offer myself as Candidate for the important Office of Chancellor, which has become vacant by the decease of the venerable Marquis Camden, & I am induced to do so with more confidence in consequence of my close official connection with The University. Should you deem me worthy of your choice for an Office so honorable and so dignified, I can with sincerity assure you that my best exertions shall be devoted to maintain the true Interests of the University. / I have the Honor to be / Sir, / Your obedient Servant / Northumberland / P.S. The Election will take place on Wednesday the 21st. instant." Northumberland was elected Chancellor of Cambridge University on 21 October 1840. Creased and grubby, with some loss to the corners.