[Sir Francis Palgrave, archivist and scholar, Deputy Keeper of the Public Record Office.] Two Autograph Letters Signed and an Autograph Letter in the third person to Lady Theresa Lewis, aiding her in her biographical investigations.

Sir Francis Palgrave [born Francis Ephraim Cohen] (1788-1861), archivist and scholar, Deputy Keeper of the Public Record Office [Lady Theresa Lewis (1803-1865), author]
Sir Francis Palgrave
Publication details: 
13 June 1850, 14 May 1851, 5 February 1852. All from the Rolls House [Chancery Lane, London].
SKU: 25618

See his entry in the Oxford DNB, with that of the recipient Lady [Maria] Theresa Lewis (1803-1865), who lived in Kent House in Knightsbridge with her second husband Sir George Cornewall Lewis (1806-1863), Bart, Liberal Chancellor of the Exchequer, her first husband having been the novelist Thomas Henry Lister (1800-1842). The three items are in good condition, lightly aged. Written in a difficult hand. ONE (13 June 1850, ‘Rolls House’): AL in the third person. 1p, 12mo. ‘Sir F. Palgrave presents his compts’, and informs her that something has been found in a certain book, and that ‘a copy shall be made for her as soon as possible’. TWO (14 May 1851): ALS. 2pp, 12mo. Copies are being made of the three patents she enquired after. ‘With regard to the Arbitration we have not been so successful, as you will see by Mr. D[?]’s note enclosed. Signed ‘Francis Palgrave’. THREE (5 February 1852): ALS. 1p, 12mo. Signed ‘F. Palgrave’ and addressed to ‘My dear Lady Theresa. Begins by explains that he is transmitting an order ‘made by the Master of the Rolls for facilitating literary enquiries.’ The rest of the letter is somewhat opaque. See Image.