[James Baillie Fraser, Scottish artist and traveller in India.] Autograph Letter in the third person to Lady Theresa Lewis (as ‘Mrs Lister’), regarding ‘the Persian Princes’, Sir Gore Ousely and his future plans.

James Baillie Fraser (1792-1856), Scottish artist and traveller in India [Lady Theresa Lewis (1803-1865), author]
James Baillie Fraser
Publication details: 
‘Athenaeum [London] / July 29th 1837’.
SKU: 25637

See his entry and hers in the Oxford DNB. From the papers of Lady Theresa Lewis, and written while she was married to her first husband, the novelist Thomas Henry Lister (1800-1842). 2pp, 12mo. In good condition, lightly aged, and folded once for postage. Begins: ‘Mr J Baillie Fraser begs to enclose a note for Mrs Lister received today thro’ Sir Gore Ouseley - he believes from the Interpreter of the Persian Princes, & probably to announce their safe arrival at Baghdad - At all events Mr Fraser has the pleasure to state that this is really the case - they have arrived safe at Baghdad.’ He would have waited on her himself, but he has been unwell, and is now ‘forced to go this day to Scotland on the pleasant work of Electioneering’. He does not remember whether he told her when he saw her, ‘that he intends probably bringing out a little Volume on the story of the Ruins in England & then going out to Constantinople’. The last paragraph refers to ‘the Three’, ‘Partridge’[?] and an ‘agreeable remembrance’. See Image of first page