Autograph letter signed.
8vo. 4 pp. on bifolium.
To the composer and piano virtuoso Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870) about the translation of his vocal music, as well as the late delivery of a parcel: "I delayed writing to you, as I have been expecting the pleasure of seeing you once again previous to your departure, now however I must write to say, that I have been disappointed in the parcel I hoped to have had in time to commit to your kind care, so that now I have nothing to trouble you with. I hope you will leave the 'Vöglein' [possibly the 1849 song 'Botschaft. Vöglein wohin so schnell?', op. 117 no. 4] in this country. I saw Mr. Oliphant [i.e. the lyricist Thomas Oliphant, 1799-1873] one day last week and mentioned the subject of the translation of your songs. It appears he only writes for certain houses of which Cramer's & Addison's are the principal. If your songs are published at either one or other of those houses he will be happy to do them [...] Pray remember me most kindly to Mme. Moscheles and to all my kind Leipsic friends on your return [...]".
With small marginal flaws, slightly affecting 4 letters. Two small strips of old mounting tape on verso.