Autograph Letter, third person, to "Mr Andrews" (no further information).

[ Andrews, bookseller and bookbinder [?]] Lord M[oun]t Edgcumbe
Publication details: 
Twickenham, 27 Feb. (no year).
SKU: 4940

Four pages, 8vo, vestiges of an album page on final page, text clear and complete. He is sending some MSS. to be bound up, giving detailed instructions. He reminds Andrews of previous work, and insists on secrecy. He asks him to post (and pay for) a "foreign letter", and asks "how the Opera succeeds & if the men singers are liked. In a postscript he asks for the third volume of "Johnson's Life" since he has nearly finished the second. A note in another hand identifies the writer as Richard Edgcumbe, Lord Mount Edgcumbe (1764-1839 (DNB) (BBTI has several candidates, probably duplicating eachother. Further clarification not possible.) WITH: Autograph Note, third person, one page, 8vo, spiked, Sir Billingham Jackson, Norton Conyers, 26 March 18[3?]7, to "Mr Andrews" asking him "not [underlined] to send another box of Books" since he is about to visit "Town" [London]. Another hand has added that Andrews was a Bond Street bookseller. BBTI lists none in Bond Street at this time, and "The Post Office London Directory" (1846) lists a "Mrs Eliza Andrews, bookseller & librarian, 167 New Bond st", not "Mr". A correspondent, Jon Crumiller, tells me that ""Andrews John, Bookseller, Stationer, &c. 167, New Bond-str." is listed in the 1827 London Directory.