[Sir Henry Ellis, Principal Librarian at the British Museum.] Autograph Letter Signed to Sir George Cornewall Lewis, regarding a reader's ticket for Henry Christian, and sending information for the recipient's wife the author Lady Theresa Lewis.

Sir Henry Ellis (1777-1869), Principal Librarian at the British Museum, 1827-1856 [Sir George Cornewall Lewis (1806-1863), Bart, Liberal Chancellor of the Exchequer]
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‘British Museum [London] / April 15. 1853’.
SKU: 25621

See the two men’s entries in the Oxford DNB. 2pp, 12mo, on first leaf of a bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. Folded twice for postage. Signed ‘Henry Ellis’ and addressed to ‘G. Cornewall Lewis Esq’. Begins: ‘My dear Sir / Mr Henry Christian will have a Card for our Reading Room sent to him this morning, and I will speak to Sir Frederic Madden to afford Mr. Christian the accommodation which he wishes to have in the MS. Department.’ He has a message for Lewis’s wife the author Lady Theresa (1803-1865), who also has an ODNB entry: ‘Will you have the goodness to tell Lady Theresa, that, looking the other morning for a different purpose into Murdin’s Burleigh Papers, I found that Lady Catherine Grays removal from the Tower to Pyrgo took place in 1563.’ For Lady Catherine Gray [Grey] see Wikipedia.