Autograph Letter Signed ('Robert Cust') to Horace Bleackley (1868-1931).

Robert Cust [Robert Henry Hobart Cust] (1861-1940), English art critic, an authority on the renaissance [Horace Bleackley; John Wilkes]
Publication details: 
12 October [no year]; on letterhead of Vernon House, Lyndhouse Road, Hampstead.
SKU: 6689

12mo, 4 pp. Good, on lightly aged paper, but with a thin strip along the outer edge of the second leaf of the bifolium with glue staining from previous mounting, and a 3.5 x 0.5 piece missing at head causing damage to one word ('hers'). Otherwise text clear and entire. Cust's aunt has informed him 'that she has at present in her possession in London all the papers belonging to Sir John Cust that remain'. She does not however think that they contain much about Wilkes. Cust is 'tremendously busy' and will not be able to examine them 'for a week or two', so Bleackley might want to visit her himself ('The Lady Elizabeth Cust 13 Eccleston Square'). 'I have paved the way for you in a sense already.' Offers 'a small furnished house in town', belonging to 'my relatives, Mrs Gerald Talbot & her daughter'. Bleackley's biography of Wilkes appeared in 1917.